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Warren Shearer, MD, Joins Penobscot Community Health Center

Warren Shearer, MD, Joins Penobscot Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on Sept. 13, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Warren Shearer, MD, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Community Health Center (PCHCenter), 1012 Union Street, Bangor, and will serve as Medical Director of the practice. Dr. Shearer’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including …
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PCHC to Open Dental Clinic for Students at Downeast School.

PCHC to Open Dental Clinic for Students at Downeast School

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 30, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
PCHC Dental Center and Downeast Elementary School have partnered to offer students in-school dental care during the school year. Starting this fall, a licensed dentist and registered dental hygienist from PCHC Dental Center will offer preventive care (cleanings, x-rays, exams, sealants, and fluoride) and basic restorative care (fillings and extractions) …
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Polly Irwin-Beck, ANP-C, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 25, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Polly Irwin-Beck, Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-C) has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Ms. Irwin-Beck’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality, compassionate medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health …
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Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Receives Supportive Education Program Grant from Baer Foundation

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Receives Supportive Education Program Grant from Baer Foundation

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 17, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation has awarded Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse $50,000 for its Supported Education Program. The Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Supported Education Program offers academic, financial, and social support to help clubhouse members continue with or return to school …
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Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, to Provide Dental Care at Helen Hunt Health Center

Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, to Provide Dental Care at Helen Hunt Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 02, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, has joined the dental staff of Helen Hunt Dental Center (HHHC) and will begin seeing patients in August 2016. Dr. Higgins is an experienced dentist and we are grateful that he will now provide dental care …
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Aroob Moin, DPM, Podiatrist Joins Brewer Medical Center

Aroob Moin, DPM, Podiatrist Joins Brewer Medical Center

By Katherine Thomas on July 27, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Aroob Moin, DPM, Podiatrist, has joined the medical staff at Brewer Medical Center. Dr. Moin’s specialty practice centers on all aspects of high-quality podiatric care, which involves diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle, including sprains and …
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Gwyneth Mattingly, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Helen Hunt Health Center

Gwyneth Mattingly, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Helen Hunt Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on July 20, 2016, at 8:14 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Gwyneth Mattingly, FNP-C, has joined the Walk-In Care providers and staff of PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town, ME. Ms. Mattingly’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality and compassionate family medical care. Ms. Mattingly received …
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New Walk-In Care Providers Join PCHC Practices

New Walk-In Care Providers Join PCHC Practices

By Katherine Thomas on July 18, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that new providers have joined its Walk-In Care Centers in Bangor and Brewer to provide high-quality acute care, including urgent visits and walk-in treatment of non-emergent conditions. PCHC welcomes Ronald Oldfield, PA-C, who will see patients at Penobscot Community Health Center …
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General Practice Dental Residents Michael Cabral, DMD, Stephanie Pouzol, DMD, and Alexis MacKenzie, DDS, Join PCHC Dental Center.

PCHC Dental Center Welcomes New Residents

By Katherine Thomas on July 14, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that three new General Practice Dental Residents have joined PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor, under the direction of Montressor Upshaw, DDS, MBA, Chief Dental Officer, and Terri Bell, DDS, MS, MBA, Associate Chief Dental Officer. The General Practice Dental …
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Montressor Upshaw, DDS, MBA, Chief Dental Officer, and Terri Bell, DDS, MS, MBA, Associate Chief Dental Officer, to lead the providers and staff of PCHC Dental Center.

PCHC Dental Center Names New Leadership

By Katherine Thomas on July 12, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Montressor Upshaw, DDS, MBA, Chief Dental Officer, and Terri Bell, DDS, MS, MBA, Associate Chief Dental Officer, have been chosen to lead the providers and staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor. Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, departing Chief …
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Second Annual Hope House Health and Living Center Softball Tournament to be held July 23.

Hope House Softball Tournament Planned for July 23rd

By Katherine Thomas on July 08, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Union Street Complex, 1355 Union Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-217-6713 ; PCHC.com/HHSoftball PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center is hosting a coed softball tournament at the Union Street Softball Fields on Saturday, July 23rd and seeking teams …
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(left to right) Ms. Carin Sychterz, Ned Robertson, DMD, and Robert Allen, MD, have joined PCHC’s Board of Directors.

PCHC Welcomes New Board Directors

By Katherine Thomas on July 06, 2016, at 9:05 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to welcome three new volunteers who have joined its governing Board of Directors: Ms. Carin Sychterz, Ned Robertson, DMD, and Robert Allen, MD. Mr. Mark Woodward, PCHC Board Chair, states, “We are pleased that these three community-minded professionals have joined PCHC’s Governing Board. …
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PCHC's Newest Pharmacy Residents: Shilpa Nair, PharmD, Matthew Christie, PharmD, Kathryn Cunniff, PharmD, Nick Michaud, PharmD, and Meagan Rusby, PharmD. Not pictured:  Irene Madrigal, BS, PharmD and Charles Gregor Derupe, PharmD.

PCHC Graduates Pharmacy Residents, Welcomes New

By Katherine Thomas on July 01, 2016, at 9:47 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce the addition of six new residents to its accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program. PCHC welcomes Matthew Christie, PharmD, Kathryn Cunniff, PharmD, Irene Madrigal, PharmD, Nicholas Michaud, PharmD, Shilpa Nair, PharmD, and Meagan Rusby, PharmD. PCHC recently graduated …
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Maine Health Access Foundation Awards Funds to PCHC Dental Center to Strengthen Services.

Maine Health Access Foundation Awards Funds to PCHC Dental Center to Strengthen Services

By Katherine Thomas on June 29, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has announced the award of $148,568 to five nonprofit dental clinics that are part of Maine’s oral health safety net to strengthen their capacity to provide high quality, affordable dental care for low-income Mainers. PCHC Dental Center was the recipient of a $25,000 award …
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Bruce Hews, Jr., Hope House Campus Manager, received a 2016 Next Step Maine Employee of Promise Scholarship during Maine Development Foundation’s Annual Recognition event.

PCHC Employee of Promise receives Maine Development Foundation Scholarship

By Katherine Thomas on June 22, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
As a Next Step Maine Employer engaged in Maine Development Foundation’s statewide Employers’ Initiative working to advance the skills and education of Maine’s workforce, Hope House Health & Living Center participated in the fourth annual Next Step Maine Employees of Promise Scholarship Program nominating their employees for scholarship awards to …
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Todd O’Brien, Podiatrist, Detects Fractures via Smartphone

Todd O’Brien, Podiatrist, Detects Fractures via Smartphone

By Katherine Thomas on June 15, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Todd O’Brien, DPM, Podiatrist at PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town, was recently invited to speak at the World Podiatry Congress in Montreal regarding a novel way to detect fractures of the foot and ankle via …
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Susan McKinley, MD

Dr. Susan McKinley, Pediatrician, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on June 08, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Susan McKinley, MD, experienced Pediatrician, has joined the providers and staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Dr. McKinley’s practice centers on high-quality medical care for patients from birth to age 26, including patient physicals, acute visits, …
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Brewer City Councilor Jerry Goss presents a plaque recognizing 10 years of service to the staff of the Brewer School Based Health Centers as well as the Brewer School Nurses.

Celebrating 10 Years of School Based Health Centers in Brewer

By Katherine Thomas on May 31, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Brewer School-Based Health Centers celebrated 10 years of service with a recent open house and enrollment event for Brewer students and their parents, as well as Brewer city officials, with guest speaker Kevin Mannix who spoke about shame, mental …
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Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, PCHC's Chief Dental Officer refers to a digital dental x-ray.

PCHC Awarded Northeast Delta Dental Foundation Grant

By Katherine Thomas on May 05, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the board of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has approved a grant of $7,980 to help PCHC’s Dental Center at Helen Hunt Health Center purchase a Gendex Sensor System which will expand x-ray capacity and help improve image quality of …
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Samantha Gilligan, FNP-C, Joins Seaport Community Health Center in Belfast.

Samantha Gilligan, FNP-C, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on April 26, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Samantha Gilligan, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Ms. Gilligan’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care …