Stories about The Aroostook Medical Center


Hiring of rheumatologists for Presque Isle clinic to help meet growing demand

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 05, 2013, at 6:06 p.m.
Dr. David Horne (second from right), a dermatologist at The Aroostook Medical Center, poses with other providers participating in the first domestic mission for Doctors Without Borders in New York City after superstorm Sandy. The photo was taken in the laundry room of a low-income apartment high-rise, where the organization set up a makeshift clinic in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

Aroostook hospital doctor helps superstorm victims

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2012, at 2:48 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (right) presented the first potatoes harvested from The Aroostook Medical Center’s Centennial Potato Plot in Presque Isle to the White House on on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Collins, a native of Caribou, presented the potatoes to Ed Pagano (left), deputy assistant to the president, outside the East Wing at the White House.

Susan Collins presents first potatoes harvested from TAMC to White House

BDN staff reports on Oct. 02, 2012, at 4:55 p.m.

4 Maine hospitals praised in national quality report

By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 20, 2012, at 5:23 p.m.

County hospital using popular technology to help stroke survivors communicate

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 18, 2012, at 7:24 p.m.
Dr. Vatsala Kirtani of The Aroostook Medical Center’'s Aroostook Cancer Care participates in the official launch of the County Cancer Hall of Courage by applying pink paint on the first frame that will feature a yet-to-be-named breast cancer survivor. The official opening for the County Cancer Hall of Courage will take place in early October when the first featured cancer survivor story and photo will be unveiled in the pink frame.

County newspapers join TAMC in honoring cancer survivors

By Kathy McCarty, The Star-Herald on Aug. 23, 2012, at 7:15 p.m.

Changes at Aroostook Medical Center ER designed to decrease wait time, improve efficiency

By Jen Lynds on July 31, 2012, at 7:14 p.m.
Kelly Tuttle, response center operator for TAMC LiveSAFE (formerly Lifeline) Response Service works in the new LiveSAFE operations center at TAMC

Change in TAMC’s service to expand client base to other counties, upgrade equipment

By Jen Lynds on July 27, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.
Special guests at the launch of the TAMC Centennial ice cream dish get the first taste after the announcement was made on Friday, July 20, 2012. Participating in the inaugural test tasting are (front, from left to right) 9-year-old Hadley McClean of Presque Isle; 6-year-old Kylie Pelletier of Frenchville; Adam Richardson, 3-week-old Aiva Richardson, and Lisa Plourde of Caribou. Waiting for their taste of the concoction in a waffle cone are (back, same order) TAMC Teddy, TAMC President and CEO Sylvia Getman, Miss Maine 2012 Molly Bouchard of Caribou, and Matthew Lincoln of Houlton Farms Dairy. The custom ice cream dish goes on sale on Aug. 1 and will help the hospital celebrate its 100th birthday and also raise money for needed pediatric equipment.

Houlton Farms Dairy, TAMC announce fundraising partnership

By Jen Lynds on July 26, 2012, at 2:02 p.m.
The staff at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle have been planning for the birth of the 100th baby born at the hospital this year, as this year marks TAMC's 100th birthday. That baby, Aiva Mae Richardson, was born on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. She is pictured here with parents Lisa Plourde and Adam Richardson of Caribou.

Presque Isle hospital’s ‘Centennial Baby’ born on Fourth of July

By Jen Lynds on July 06, 2012, at 1:42 p.m.
Laura Turner, manager of social services at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, tries to hide after she was "arrested" Thursday, May 17, 2012, as part of the Rally On The Roof fundraiser. For $150, a donor could secure a "warrant" to have someone detained and taken up to the hospital roof. It is then up to the detainee to raise an average of $300 bail by calling friends, family members and others to pledge the money to secure their release.

Citywide arrests benefit Presque Isle hospital

By Jen Lynds on May 17, 2012, at 6:53 p.m.

Mars Hill accident victim in critical condition

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 06, 2011, at 4:46 p.m.

Presque Isle hospital secures patient-based award

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 04, 2011, at 6:36 p.m.

Bruises, burns and broken bones: Are doctors ready to call it child abuse?

By Meg Haskell on June 23, 2011, at 7:49 p.m.

Ashland man charged in family stabbing

By Jen Lynds on March 07, 2011, at 10:17 p.m.

County hospitals seek millions in MaineCare payments

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 27, 2011, at 1:07 a.m.
Caleb Derosier, dubbed 'Caleb the Incredible' by family and friends for his big smile despite chemotherapy for leukemia, may need a bone marrow transplant. To help raise awareness, the family is encouraging participation in an upcoming bone marrow drive in Presque Isle.

Bone marrow drive in PI could help baby

By Kathy McCarty| Presque Isle Star Herald on Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:24 a.m.

Houlton hospital, nurses fail to work out contract

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2010, at 10:43 p.m.

Nurses at County hospital OK 2-year contract

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 20, 2010, at 8:07 p.m.

Tentative nurses deal at TAMC

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 19, 2010, at 11:58 p.m.