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CRH Staff rank 5K to kick off Helene Neville’s last leg of her run around the perimeter of the US on May 1 and promote taking that first step to getting active and healthy.  (l to r) Teena Dominie, RN; Michael K. Lally, CEO; Heather White, RN; Krista Collins, RN; and Helene Neville.

CRH Staff Take Part in 5K Run

By Travis DeeDee on May 04, 2015, at 12:02 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital staff ran 5K on Friday, May 1 to kick off Helene Neville’s last leg of her record breaking run around the perimeter of the United States. CRH Nurses Heather White, Krista Collins and Teena Dominie along with CEO Michael Lally joined Helene in front of the hospital …
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Calais Regional Hospital Recognized

By Travis DeeDee on Feb. 25, 2015, at 10:44 a.m.
Calais Regional Hospital was also recently named to the 2014 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honor Roll. The Hospital Honor Roll recognizes those adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25% of those measured nationally on a set of composite quality and patient experience measures, as reported by …
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Woodland Lady Dragons Host Pink Zone Game

By Travis DeeDee on Jan. 28, 2015, at 1:27 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: 2015 Pink Zone Basketball Game, High School on Main Street, Baileyville, Maine For more information: 207-454-9227; calaishospital.org The Woodland Lady Dragons will host the third annual Pink Zone game against the Calais Lady Blue Devils on Wednesday, February 4 at …
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Support for Calais Regional Hospital’s Annual Fund

By Travis DeeDee on Jan. 08, 2015, at 1:07 p.m.
Ron Gardiner, Vice President/Branch Manager of Machias Savings Bank in Calais presented DeeDee Travis, Director of Community Relations and Development for Calais Regional Hospital, a donation for the hospital’s Annual Fund. Through the Annual Fund, CRH invests in the future of the area through improvements in hospital facilities, technology and …
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CRH Health and Wellness Fair

By Travis DeeDee on Oct. 21, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: CRH Health and Wellness Fair, RIver Road, Calais, Maine For more information: 207-454-9227; calaishospital.org Calais Regional Hospital invites the community to its 2014 Health and Wellness Fair on Friday, October 24, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the WCCC …
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Psychiatrist, Dr. Ryan Smith has joined Calais Regional Hospital and Eastport Healthcare

Psychiatrist Joins Calais Regional Hospital and Eastport Health Care

By Travis DeeDee on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
Eastport Health Care and Calais Regional Hospital are excited to announce the joint recruitment of a Psychiatrist to Eastern Washington County. Dr. Ryan Smith, D.O., board-eligible psychiatrist, joined the medical staff of both organizations to provide much needed psychiatric services in the area on a part time basis. Dr. Smith …
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Drs. Lorenz and Jodi Schielke began 
providing radiology services at CRH in July.

CRH Announces Two New Radiology Physicians

By Travis DeeDee on July 22, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Jodi Hiland Schielke and Dr. Lorenz Schielke to the Radiology Department. Drs. Schielke relocated to the Calais area via Connecticut, but the area is not new to Dr. Jodi Schielke. She is a local graduate of Woodland High School and very excited …
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CRH Lab Gets High Rating During Inspection

By Travis DeeDee on June 27, 2014, at 10:51 a.m.
CALAIS—Once again Calais Regional Hospital’s clinical laboratory passed an inspection by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “They are the one group that every single lab in the United States must get a certificate of some type to operate from,” said Peter Martin, …
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CRH CEO Michael Lally presented the 2014 Excellence Award to Ericka Marshall, RN.

Calais Regional Hospital 2014 Excellence Award

By Travis DeeDee on June 04, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
Ericka Marshall, RN, is the 2014 recipient of Calais Regional Hospital’s highest honor, the CRH Excellence Award. Co-workers nominate individuals for this prestigious award given to an individual who exemplifies teamwork, respect for people, service to others, outstanding customer service & dedication to quality. Ericka is a person that is …
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Dr. Jodi Ledford has joined the CRMS Pediatric office in Calais.

Calais Regional Medical Services Announces New Pediatrician

By Travis DeeDee on May 30, 2014, at 9 a.m.
Calais Regional Medical Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Jodiann Ledford to the Pediatrics practice. Dr. Ledford has relocated to Calais from Loma Linda, California. Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, she is accustomed to rural life and the feel of a small community. She speaks fondly of her hometown and …
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A Statement from the Leadership of Calais Regional Hospital

By Travis DeeDee on April 30, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
The Calais Regional Hospital (CRH) Leadership respects the rights of nurses who are participating in the union’s vigil today and we appreciate their commitment to serving our patients. CRH is blessed to have exceptionally dedicated and professional employees and physicians on staff who make a difference in the lives of …
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The small hand held, pocket size device allows better communication between staff at Calais Regional Hospital courtesy of the CRH Auxiliary.

CRH Auxiliary Provides New Staff Communication System at Hospital

By Travis DeeDee on April 08, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
Thanks to the CRH Auxiliary, cutting edge technology is now increasing the efficiency of staff at Calais Regional Hospital. Nurses and other point of care workers are now able to communicate on a small, easy to pocket device very similar to a smart phone. Prior to the new devices, the …
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The Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee was pleased to accept a $1000 donation from the Dead River Company.   Left to right are Marianne Moore, Suzanne Crawford, Lisa Newsom, Market Manager of Calais Dead River, Heather Ross, Jim Porter and Katherine Berry.

Dead River Supports the Calais Schoodic Sculpture Project

By Travis DeeDee on Nov. 04, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
The City of Calais was selected to receive a sculpture during the summer of 2014 as part of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium (SISS) to be held in Prospect Harbor. The 2014 SISS project is the fifth and final planned symposia. Each of the seven international sculptors will make a …
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Members for the Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee and the St Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the receipt of Sculpture Committee's first $1000 donation from the Chamber of Commerce.

Calais’ Schoodic Sculpture Committee Receives First $1000 Donation

By Travis DeeDee on Oct. 16, 2013, at 5:26 p.m.
Calais, ME — The Calais Schoodic Sculpture Committee is excited to announce the receipt of the first $1,000 donation from the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce. The quick show of support from the Chamber of Commerce was welcome news for the committee of local community members working on this …
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Calais Regional Hospital Encourages You to “Man Up” and Get Screened

By Travis DeeDee on Sept. 19, 2013, at 4:56 p.m.
One in every six men will get prostate cancer, and it is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. That is why Calais Regional Hospital is encouraging men in our community to “Man Up” and get screened. CRMS physician, Dr. Jose Vergara, will be conducting FREE prostate …
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Dr. Hatem Hatem, OB/GYN, has joined the Calais Regional Medical Services practice.

Calais Regional Medical Services OB/GYN Welcomes New Physician

By Travis DeeDee on July 17, 2013, at 8:55 a.m.
Calais Regional Medical Services (CRMS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Hatem Hatem to the OB/GYN practice. Born in Syria, Dr. Hatem and his family moved to Florida in his teens. He has a very large extended family still in Florida. He and his wife, Dima, both come from the same …
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Calais Regional Hospital was recognized with four awards for patient satisfaction, including Overall Best Performer for 2012.   Above CRH staff from many areas of the hospital display the awards presented for their service excellence.

Calais Regional Hospital Named a Top Performer

By Travis DeeDee on June 27, 2013, at 10:08 a.m.
Calais Regional Hospital has been recognized with four awards for healthcare service quality for 2012 by Avatar Solutions, a research company that conducts patient satisfaction surveys for hospitals across the nation. Calais Regional Hospital was one of 12 hospitals to receive the Overall Best Performer award, which represents the top …
Calais Regional Hospital was recognized with four awards for patient satisfaction, including Overall Best Performer for 2012.   Above CRH staff from many areas of the hospital display the awards presented for their service excellence.

Calais Regional Hospital named a top performer

By Travis DeeDee on June 26, 2013, at 10:14 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Calais Regional Hospital has been recognized with four awards for healthcare service quality for 2012 by Avatar Solutions, a research company that conducts patient satisfaction surveys for hospitals across the nation. Calais Regional Hospital was one of 12 hospitals to receive the Overall Best Performer award, which …
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CRMS Pediatrics staff were recently recognized for their work in meeting immunization guidelines.  CRMS staff includes (l to r): Dr. Ann Simmons, Dr. David Walter, Julie Richard BSN, RN, Cindi Pike, and Kathy Goodine, MA.  Missing from photo: Anna Lozier, MA, Janet Perkins, RN and Barb Robb, BSN, RN.

Calais Regional Medical Services Receives Recognition for Pediatric Immunization Rate

By Travis DeeDee on June 25, 2013, at 12:28 p.m.
Calais Regional Medical Services Pediatrics has been recognized by Maine Health Management Coalition with its highest rating of BEST for Immunizations of pediatric patients. CRMS Pediatrics took part in a joint effort of the Maine Immunization Program and the Muskie School of Public Services by participating in the Pathways to …
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The above photo demonstrates a visit with staff at EMMC and a patient at CRH.

Calais Regional Hospital and EMMC Announce Cardiology Telemedicine Services

By Travis DeeDee on June 20, 2013, at 2:25 p.m.
Overnight, the 95 miles between Calais Regional Hospital and EMMC has vanished for Calais area patients seeking cardiac care. Now, instead of traveling a couple of hours, patients can drive just minutes to Calais Regional Hospital to meet with an expert EMMC cardiologist through a telemedicine partnership launched today with …
 
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