Patients in Maine’s most rural places may not need to travel to Boston to have access to groundbreaking clinical cancer trials as a result of a collaboration between Eastern Maine Medical Center and one of the nation’s leading cancer research hospitals, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This is just one example… Read More
    Terri Vieira is officially named president of Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Maine, on September 5, 2017. EMHS Staff Photo M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announced today that Teresa (Terri) Vieira, MHA, FACHE, has been named president of… Read More
    Brewer, Maine – (August 4, 2017) – EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood is pleased to announce that Scott Oxley, vice president and chief operating officer (COO) for Acadia Hospital, has accepted the role of EMHS senior vice president and president of Acadia Hospital. For… Read More
    The school year is right around the corner and Sebasticook Valley Health wants to help you get ready. On Wednesday, August 9, SVH is hosting a Back to School Fair from 3 to 7 pm at 167 Leighton Street in Pittsfield, next to the hospital. Designed for both… Read More
    Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintain their health, according to results of the nineteenth Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today… Read More
    Barry McCrum, owner and president of McCrum and Company and previous senior vice president for Government and Public Affairs at Time Warner Cable has been elected as the next chair of the EMHS Board of Directors. The election was held during the board’s annual meeting June 14 at… Read More
    After 40 years of service to EMHS, Acadia Hospital president, Daniel B. Coffey, has announced he will retire September 30, 2017. Coffey began his healthcare career in 1972 at Community General Hospital in Fort Fairfield, Maine and then joined Eastern Maine Medical Center in 1976. Read More
    Healing from the loss of a loved one is never easy and additional support may be needed to assist in the grieving process. VNA Home Health Hospice and Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church are co-sponsoring a six-week grief support group in Westbrook, from May 10 to June 14. Read More
    Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) is listed in Becker’s Hospital Review as being in the top five of 59 hospitals throughout the United States with the cleanest patient rooms. While the national average was 74 percent, SVH received a score of 94 percent. The results are derived… Read More
    Maine has many healthcare challenges, but none more pressing than the increasing rate of aging baby boomers. As the grayest state in the nation, and a rural one at that, Maine healthcare providers are developing programs to help keep their patients with advanced health issues living comfortably at… Read More
    For adults dealing with the death of a loved one, there is a new support group available from May 9 to June 13 in Bangor. The Hospice of Eastern Maine is starting a six-week support group to offer adults the opportunity to learn about grief, share their experiences,… Read More
    Sebasticook Valley Health presented a check to Sarah’s House on February 22 during a ceremony at SVH. The check was for $1000 from money raised by SVH employees who are looking to make a difference in their communities. Every Friday, SVH employees have the option… Read More
    EMHS is pleased to announce the release of their new annual report for 2016. What makes this report more dynamic than previous annual reports is creation of an interactive website. While exploring the website, viewers can also navigate through current healthcare data and view charts and… Read More
    People in the Bangor area will have greater access to the life-saving medication Narcan starting February 1, after a Circle of Caring fundraising effort brought in more than $17,000. Narcan is administered by those who suspect a friend or loved one has overdosed on an opioid. Read More
    EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, is pleased to announce that Colleen Hilton, RN, has been named president of Rosscare, EMHS’ not-for-profit company that oversees the Rosscare Nursing Homes. Hilton is currently an EMHS senior vice president and president of the system’s VNA Home Health Hospice. Read More
    Portland, Maine— December 12, 2016—The Mercy community lit up the holiday season by hosting the second annual StarLights tree lighting ceremony and reception at its Fore River campus on Sunday, December 4. Mercy’s new president, Charlie Therrien, was joined by children who helped “flip the switch” to light… Read More