Articles by TAMC Communications and Development

Richard J. Leidinger, M.D.

Men’s Health Seminar set for June 8 at TAMC

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 27, 2016, at 2:13 p.m.
Aroostook County – A free community program designed to provide education and awareness about men’s health issues is set for the conference center at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The TAMC Men’s Health Seminar will provide men the opportunity to hear about …
The Hospitals Against Hunger committee show some of the results of their campaign. From left: Amy Carlisle of TAMC, Janet Vose of Houlton Regional Hospital, Dixie Shaw of Catholic Charities, Bethany Zell of Cary Medical Center, Vicki Keaton of Aroostook Federal Savings & Loan, and Laura Turner of TAMC. Absent from the photo is Joanne Fortin of Northern Maine Medical Center.

2016 Hospitals Against Hunger food drive a success; Over a ton of food added to County pantries

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 27, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
Aroostook County – A region-wide effort in May by The County’s four hospitals to replenish area food pantries has resulted in just over 3,000 pounds of food to help “Feed The County.” Donations of non-perishable food items and cash contributions, collected through the Hospitals Against Hunger food drive, were recently …
Danielle Brewer at her family camp in 2006, just after her thyroid cancer diagnosis, with her children; 2 year-old Kassidy, and 4 month-old Trey. Brewer is thankful to her provider Mary Hamilton, CNM, for asking the right questions and taking the proper steps. She has been in remission ever since.

Thyroid Cancer; knowing your ‘norm’ can be a key to early detection

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 24, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
Aroostook County – In August of 2006, Danielle Brewer of Easton had recently given birth to her second child and was at her four-month post-natal visit with her provider Mary Hamilton, Certified Nurse Midwife at TAMC’s Women’s Health Center. Hamilton noticed a lump in Danielle’s neck and began asking some …

Dwyer Named Interim President

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 23, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
Brewer and Aroostook County, Me. – (May 23, 2016) – EMHS president and CEO M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, has named Glenda Dwyer, FACHE interim president of TAMC. Dwyer will fill the vacancy left by Sylvia Getman, TAMC’s president and EMHS senior vice president, who is departing from the organization on …
Courtney Lovely, her daughter Jayden, and Adam Murchison ran together in the Spring Run Off on April 9th; one of many races they have participated in side-by-side. The “Got Guts? 5K” for Crohn’s and Colitis research is set for Sunday, May 15th on the campus of TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital.

“Got Guts? 5K” to help raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis research

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 10, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: TAMC, 140 Academy Street, Presque Isle, Maine For more information: Aroostook County – In the United States, one in two hundred people are diagnosed with some form of inflammatory bowel disease; that’s a staggering statistic. One TAMC employee, with …

Several community events set by TAMC to celebrate National Hospital, National Nursing Home, and National Women’s Health Week

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 05, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
Aroostook County – National Hospital Week, National Nursing Home Week and National Women’s Health Week take place on May 8 through 14, 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 hospital …

Local hospitals collaborate for a cause; Hospitals Against Hunger food drive set for May 9-19

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 02, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
Aroostook County – For the second year in a row, 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 9, and continue through …
New clinical nurse leaders at TAMC will play a leadership role in helping ensure even greater patient care services at the hospital.  The three nurses who have promoted into this new role are, from left:  Shannon Taylor, Amber Pratt and Rebecca Palmer-Bugbee.

TAMC again earns awards for safety and quality; new positions will benefit patient care

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 02, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC, the County’s most comprehensive healthcare services provider, has been recently recognized for both safety and quality of care by national organizations. The medical center isn’t resting on its laurels though and is making a change in clinical departments that will continue to improve both of these …
At an April 26th press conference at UMPI’s Gentile Hall, it was announced that the REDY Youth Triathlon would be returning to the campus on September 11, 2016. On hand for the announcement were (l-r) Jamie Guerrette, TAMC community health specialist and race director; Chris Robinson, founder of Wilderness Walk for Warriors and keynote speaker for the event; Sarah Beaulieu, junior race director; and Dick Gardner, director of Gentile Hall.

REDY Youth Triathlon returns to UMPI Sept. 11

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 26, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Aroostook County – It’s back by popular demand. After taking 2015 off, the REDY Youth Triathlon returns to the University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The on-line registration site will be live very soon for this event aimed at getting kids to be more …
Sarah Stevens, holding her 10 month-old daughter Pauline, with her other children Violet (left) and Brennan (right) took advantage of TAMC’s “Swim into Spring” series at UMPI’s Gentile Hall. The series will continue on the first Sunday of every month for the remainder of the year.

Fit & Fun series changes seasons; “Swim into Spring” deemed success

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 22, 2016, at 4:48 p.m.
Aroostook County – The community-wide Fit & Fun series continues to be supported and promoted by TAMC as part of the hospital’s commitment to community health. The effort to provide low cost, easily accessible and enjoyable activities to promote a healthy lifestyle continues like the changing of the seasons; winter …
Representatives from the United Way recently presented a check for $2,000 to support patients treated at the center.  Taking part in the presentation were, from left: Luke Rossignol, United Way board member; Sherry Locke, United Way executive director; Daniel Bagley, United Way board member; Pamela Frank, County Dialysis Center manager; Tammy Beaulieu-Fuller, director of surgical and procedural services at TAMC; and Roland Joy, TAMC vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.  Looking on is patient Karen Heath and technician Nancy Kinney.

United Way of Aroostook County Provides Critical Support to the County Dialysis Center

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 19, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
Aroostook County – The County Dialysis Center, the only center to offer life-sustaining treatments to County patients with kidney disease, received a $2,000 check recently from the United Way of Aroostook County. The gift will help patients from every corner of Aroostook County with transportation costs. Currently, several patients must …
Sylvia Getman, TAMC President and CEO, looks on as Jordan White, FFA Maine Secretary-Treasurer (standing) works with children to plant seeds in the new Fort Fairfield Community Garden on the Grounds of the Fort Fairfield Health Center in July of 2015.

Community General Hospital Legacy Project committee provides update on garden status

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 14, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
FORT FAIRFIELD — Community and wellness are two key concepts that organizers have taken into account with the Community General Hospital Legacy Project, and Fort Fairfield residents will begin to benefit from their work this summer. Early in 2015, the CGH Legacy project committee announced plans for a series of …
The late Jason Charette snuggles with his daughter Natalie when she was only 2. Charette was diagnosed with an Astrocytomas brain tumor in 2004 and lost his cancer battle two years later. The Charette family continues to honor his memory.

Ten years later, the Charette family remains a source of inspiration for those suffering a loss to cancer

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 12, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
Aroostook County – In 2004, Jason Charette of Presque Isle began having serious headaches and was frequently sick to his stomach. After a CT scan, doctors discovered a significant sized tumor on his brain and he was diagnosed with Astrocytomas brain cancer. It was not curable. At the time of …

Sylvia Getman to Pursue New Job in New York

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 12, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
Brewer, Maine – (April 11, 2016) – M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announces that Sylvia Getman, president and CEO of TAMC and senior vice president of EMHS, will depart EMHS in June. Getman has accepted a position as president and CEO for Adirondack Health in upstate …

TAMC to collect electronics and medical equipment for recycling on April 14

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 06, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: TAMC Electronics & Medical Equipment Recycling Day, 140 Academy Street, Presque Isle, Maine For more information: 2077684349 Aroostook County – As people in the community begin to think about spring cleaning, TAMC will once again be offering the opportunity to …

TAMC Sponsors Healthy Family Engagement Nights

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 04, 2016, at 9:18 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Micmac Community Wellness Building, 56 Micmac Drive, Presque Isle, Maine For more information: 207-764-1972; Aroostook County – TAMC is proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Presque Isle by sponsoring three separate nights full of fun and …
Runners and walkers alike take off from the starting gate of last year’s event. The 3rd Annual Autism Challenge 5K Run & Walk takes place on Saturday, April 30th at the Presque Isle Middle School track.

Third annual Autism Challenge to cap off Autism Awareness Month

By TAMC Communications and Development on April 01, 2016, at 4:18 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE — April is Autism Awareness Month and for the third year in a row the Aroostook Autism Support Group, located in Presque Isle, will hold the Autism Challenge, a 5K run-walk and a dinner and auction on Saturday, April 30. Registration will get underway at 8:15 a.m. at Presque …
Lucy Richard, CNM, WHNP from TAMC’s Women’s Health Center will provide the keynote address at the County Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, April 9 at the conference center at TAMC.

County Women’s Health Conference set for April 9 at TAMC

By TAMC Communications and Development on March 21, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Aroostook County – TAMC has teamed with Maine Agri-Women (MAW) to offer a free community program designed to educate and bring awareness to women’s issues. It will be held at the conference center at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The County Women’s …
Donna Dixon of Mars Hill, a patient with COPD, exercises on one of the machines in TAMC’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit.

TAMC’s Pulmonary Rehab services can help patients return to an active life

By TAMC Communications and Development on March 18, 2016, at 4:22 p.m.
Aroostook County – This week (March 13-19) is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, a chance to recognize the contributions of health care professionals in this field and to raise awareness about pulmonary disease and its prevention and rehabilitation. “Pulmonary rehabilitation is a personalized outpatient treatment program of exercise and education to improve …
Zach Gagnon of Caribou, who is currently fighting cancer, embraces his best friend Ginger, a Golden-Doodle puppy who was gifted to him by Darren and Miranda Donovan.

Golden-Doodle puppy helps pediatric cancer patient cope with treatment

By TAMC Communications and Development on March 08, 2016, at 1:01 p.m.
Aroostook County – In 2013, ten year old Zachary Gagnon of Caribou noticed a pain that was radiating down his right arm. A short time later, doctors discovered a growth approximately the size of a tennis ball in the same area. Zach was soon diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type …