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Mars Hill KIDZ KLUB members prepare to gear up for a fun Bike-a-thon on May 30 to benefit the County Dialysis Center.  Their kick-off event - Power to the Pedal, the Mars Hill way, begins at 9 a.m. at the Mars Hill Fire Station.  Pictured practicing for the event, l to r, are:  Amanda Cushman, Connor Cushman, Colby Burlock, Carson Cushman, Stephanie McKeen, Brent McKeen, Barb McKeen, Madison Coffin, Araya Caverhill, Lily Bell, April Bell, Landon Bell, Jonathon McDonald, Brianna McDonald, Jazmyn Brown, Stephanie Coffin, John Coffin, and Jocelyn McDonald.

Mars Hill KIDZ KLUB joins County supporters for County Dialysis Center

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 21, 2015, at 9:04 a.m.
Aroostook County – The wheels are in motion in Mars Hill, as KIDZ KLUB members practice for their kick-off event on Saturday, May 30, beginning at the Mars Hill Fire Department where participants can walk or bike to raise funds for County Dialysis Center in Presque Isle. Organizer Stephanie McKeen …
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On hand at TAMC to celebrate the delivery of the new ambulance to the Crown Emergency Care fleet that honors veterans on Tuesday, May 19, were, from left: John Cummings, AEMT; Jeff Leighton, critical care paramedic; Rhett Bessey, commander, Presque Isle VFW Post 2599, with his daughter Harper; Kurtis Daigle, owner and chief mechanic, Autotronics; Denys Cornelio, critical care paramedic; Ben Everett, supervisor, Crown Emergency Care; and Josh Miller, paramedic.

Newest Crown Emergency Care Ambulance, a tribute to County Veterans, to roll out in PI Memorial Day Parade

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 20, 2015, at 12:29 p.m.
Aroostook County – This week (May 17 through 23) is National Emergency Medical Services Week, a time set aside to bring together local communities and medical personnel to draw attention to safety, and to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “frontline.” However, for …
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All Aboard for a memorable event of riding the rails in Aroostook County as Maine Northern Railway, TAMC and WAGM-TV host a unique fundraiser to support local newborn and pediatric healthcare services on June 20.

Charity passenger rail excursions set for The County Father’s Day Weekend

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 20, 2015, at 8:48 a.m.
Aroostook County – Passenger rail will make a special return to Aroostook County Father’s Day Weekend with County newborn and pediatric patients set to benefit from the proceeds of the charity rides. Maine Northern Railway (MNR), TAMC and WAGM-TV are partnering to offer two special passenger train excursions on Saturday, …
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Presque Isle Middle School students prepare to support the Power to the Pedal event to benefit the County Dialysis Center with their own unique “spin” on the fun fundraiser.  Gearing up for the main event on May 29 and their own Bike-a-thon on May 30 are some of the students taking part with PIMS Physical Education Teacher Brian Cronin (standing, left), who himself is a former County Dialysis Center patient and successful kidney transplant recipient.  Practice pedaling with Mr. Cronin for the cause are students (left to right) Sheridan Boucher, Madison Michaud, Eleanor St. Peter, Erick Tompkins, Mason Bushey, Jovon Birket-Bernal, Emma Kohlbacher, Tavia Aversion, Elijah Ruiz, Luca Eastman, and Mark Graves.

County pedals forward with more support for County Dialysis Center

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 19, 2015, at 3:19 p.m.
Aroostook County – The wheels are in motion, or at least they will be on May 30 at Presque Isle Middle School, as yet another school joins the countywide effort to raise money for the County Dialysis Center in Presque Isle. The Power to the Pedal fundraising event will take …
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Building the Great Wall of Cereal – As part of a challenge to employees at TAMC for the Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive, an effort was undertaken on Friday, May 15 to build the “Great Wall of Cereal.”  Employees who brought in one or more boxes of cereal to contribute to the building of the wall were allowed to dress more casually for the day.  Taking a moment to add the final cereal to the wall at the end of the day’s challenge were (left to right) Laura Turner, TAMC community liaison and chair of the County-wide food drive project; Craig Cormier, TAMC community advancement specialist and project committee member; Cindy Bomar, TAMC volunteer and lead architect for building the wall of cereal; Dr. Jay Reynolds, TAMC chief medical officer/chief clinical officer; and Dr. Roger Pelli, chief medical information officer.

County Hospitals Against Hunger food drive continues through Thursday

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 18, 2015, at 2:39 p.m.
Aroostook County – Area residents still have time to help The County’s four hospitals in a region-wide effort to stock the shelves of local food pantries. The Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive, which kicked off last week during National Hospital Week, continues through Thursday, May 21, with numerous drop-off locations …
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TAMC Team Members Ashley Caron Estey (left) and Jessica Smith (right), organizers for the June 5th Neighbors for Nepal Talent Revue at the Presque Isle Middle School, look over options for the backdrop that will be projected on the stage at the upcoming benefit event.

Plans coming together for June 5 TAMC Family-led benefit event to support relief efforts in Nepal

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 18, 2015, at 8:39 a.m.
Aroostook County – News of another major earthquake hitting Nepal last week has only strengthened the resolve of a volunteer-led team of TAMC nurses and other employees who are putting together a benefit event to raise funds to support relief efforts in the devastated south Asian country. “Neighbors for Nepal: …
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A Royal Baby Boom – Nurses on the TAMC Women and Children’s Unit care for four of the many “special deliveries” born this month at the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle.  There appears to be a coincidence between news of the arrival of a new Royal British Baby and a jump in the number of deliveries at the medical center.  Seated with two of the dozen babies born before May 14 are Leslie Wheaton, RN, holding baby Elsa, and Kathy Marston, RN, holding baby Anah.  Standing are Christine Turner, RN, holding baby Hunter, and Jessica Bennett, RN, holding baby Benson.

Royal Baby Bump Coincidence at County Hospital has TAMC birthing team busy

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 15, 2015, at 2:01 p.m.
Aroostook County – Call it a royal coincidence or an across-the-pond echo, but it appears that one northern Maine hospital is seeing a bit of a trend: when the British Royals add a new member to their family, so do more County couples. The birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge …
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Dr. Nancy O’Neill

TAMC palliative care provider joins Dirigo-Maine Geriatric Society

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 15, 2015, at 8:02 a.m.
Aroostook County – Nancy T. O’Neill, MD, FAAFP is a familiar face in Aroostook County, having worked for TAMC for 13 years and counting, but not consecutively. She returned in January to help the medical center develop a palliative care program, and now her extensive experience with the elderly population …
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Among those taking part in the ribbon cutting on May 11 were, from left:  Joe Siddiqui, vice president of human resources for EMHS, Northwest Region; Dr. Roger Pelli, TAMC chief medical information officer; Glenda Dwyer, vice president of TAMC’s medical group; Bruce Sandstrom, TAMC vice president/chief financial officer; Jim McKenney, vice president, TAMC support services; Dr. Jay Reynolds, TAMC chief medical office/chief clinical officer; Eugene Curtis, TAMC director of support services; Amanda Bonville, guest relations specialist who also works in the gift shop; Sherry Beaulieu, manager of volunteer services, guest relations and the gift shop; Karen Gonya, TAMC communications lead and president of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce; and chamber board members Floyd Rockholt, Gail Clukey, Sarah Brooks, Bonnie Pack, Dawn Poitras and Renee Chalou Ennis.

Ribbon cutting celebrates official grand opening for TAMC gift shop

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 14, 2015, at 4:14 p.m.
Several people from TAMC, the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce and the community were on hand to celebrate the official grand opening of the new Country Heart Gift Shop at A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital. The new name, to go with the new location, encompasses the country theme of the shop, …
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TAMC announces April 2015 Births

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 12, 2015, at 9:25 a.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC welcomed the following “Special Deliveries” born at AR Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle during the month of April 2015. Blaine A Girl, Ainsley Grace, born April 14, to Robyn and Daniel Codrey of Blaine. Maternal Grandparents are Bruce and Sue Graham of Blaine. Paternal Grandparents …
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Senator Angus King speaks to participants at the County Cancer Conference, 
held at TAMC in Presque Isle on Saturday, May 9.

Stories of survival inspire others at cancer conference

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 09, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
Aroostook County – Sharing stories of personal journeys with cancer to inspire others and providing valuable information on local County resources to help those in their fight against the disease were key themes at the County Cancer Conference held at TAMC on May 9. U.S. Senator Angus King delivered the …
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Chad Gallop is one of 45 residents of Aroostook County who currently receives life sustaining dialysis treatment close to home at the County Dialysis Center in Presque Isle.  Gallop is himself fundraising as part of the Power to the Pedal event on May 29 to support the unit he is treated at three days each week.  The dialysis patient will be joined by numerous others, including hundreds of students in the St. John Valley who have developed their own “spin-off” of the unique fundraiser in the form of a bike-a-thon on May 30.

Valley students support County’s only Dialysis Center by jumping on unique pedal fundraiser

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 09, 2015, at 3:03 p.m.
Aroostook County – When Valley Rivers Middle School teacher Lori-Ann Saucier Levesque first came across a news report about an upcoming event aimed to raise funds to benefit County Dialysis Center, she was unsure how to support the cause, which was near and dear to her heart. Then inspiration struck …
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Several community events set by TAMC to celebrate National Hospital Week and more

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 06, 2015, at 10:03 a.m.
Aroostook County – National Hospital Week, National Nursing Home Week and National Women’s Health Week are all set for May 10 through 16, and TAMC has planned a full calendar of community events to celebrate. The upcoming recognition weeks are set aside to honor healthcare professionals that work in both …
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TAMC Physicians Anuj Kandel, MD, and Lochana Manandhar, MD on the Medical/Surgical Floor at the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle.  Dr. Kandel and Dr. Manandhar are two of six TAMC providers from Nepal.

Nepal earthquake hits close to home at TAMC

By TAMC Communication and Development on April 30, 2015, at 5:19 p.m.
Aroostook County – The recent, destructive earthquake in Nepal is hitting close to home for the TAMC community, and the medical center is doing what it does best – rallying in a time of crisis to help in any way possible, even when that help is needed halfway around the …
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Aroostook County Heroes Honored at May 9 Run for HEROES

By TAMC Communication and Development on April 28, 2015, at 7:29 p.m.
Aroostook County – May is National Military Appreciation Month in the United States. On Saturday, May 9th, Aroostook County’s very own service members, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom, will be honored and funds will be raised on their behalf as part of a collaborative effort between …
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County Hospitals come together for Hospitals Against Hunger food drive May 11-21

By TAMC Communication and Development on April 28, 2015, at 7:26 p.m.
Aroostook County – The County’s four hospitals are joining forces with the region-wide Feed The County effort to replenish area food pantries in the month of May. The Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive will kick off on Monday, May 11, and continue through May 21, with numerous drop-off locations throughout …
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Amanda Bonville works in TAMC’s new Country Heart Gift Shop.

TAMC’s new gift shop has heart; week-long grand opening celebration planned May 11-15

By TAMC Communication and Development on April 27, 2015, at 8:24 a.m.
Aroostook County – There’s a revamped, surprise County gem at TAMC, and the hospital is inviting the public to help support an important local cause while shopping there this year and during its open house to be held during National Hospital Week, May 11 through 15. Country Heart Gift Shop …
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TAMC’s community electronics recycling day leaves Aroostook County 25 tons lighter

By TAMC Communication and Development on April 24, 2015, at 3:54 p.m.
Aroostook County – Andrew Davies was one of several individuals in TAMC’s Environmental Services department who took part in collecting over 50,000 pounds of electronic equipment from Aroostook County residents on Earth Day – April 22. The equipment was then loaded and transported by Electronics End, LLC to its Brewer …
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Free Community Couch to 5K to be offered to area residents who want to walk or run

By TAMC Communication and Development on April 24, 2015, at 8:45 a.m.
Aroostook County – The TAMC Total Health Team, the City of Presque Isle, Healthy Main Street initiative of the Presque Isle Downtown Revitalization Committee, and the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to help area residents and businesspeople improve their health and wellbeing. The partners will offer a free …
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Members of TAMC’s Green Team collect some outdated electronic devices from within the medical center to add to the Earth Day collection they will undertake on April 22nd.  On that date, community members are invited to bring used, broken and unwanted electronics devices for proper disposal, free of charge, to TAMC’s maintenance garage.  Helping to collect items are TAMC Green Team Members Mark Bourgoin, Colleen Ellis and James McKenney.

TAMC recognizes Earth Day tomorrow with free electronics recycling day

By TAMC Communication and Development on April 21, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC is encouraging people to clean out their attics, garages and other storage spaces and to bring in their used, broken and unwanted electronics devices for proper disposal, free of charge, on Earth Day, April 22. For about 15 years, TAMC has cared for their planet by …
 
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