BAR HARBOR – The Maine Primary Care Association, a membership organization representing the collective voices of Maine’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, announced the winners of the 2019 Clinical and Administrative Excellence Awards which were presented at a ceremony during the organization’s annual conference in Bar Harbor.
The Clinical and Administrative Excellence Awards were created in 2005 to honor the contributions and accomplishments of individuals and health center advocates working to ensure that affordable, high quality health care is available to all Mainers.
The Unsung Hero Award is open to all community health center staff, board members, volunteers, or other individual associated with an association member organization, the Unsung Hero Award is broad in its reach and by design meant to recognize those not usually recognized through traditional association clinical awards criteria. The nominee must have contributed their skill, time and effort towards furthering the vision, mission and strategy of their health center.
“Kim, who is a Care Coordinator at our Women’s & Children’s Health Center on the Cary Medical Center Campus, has been a true advocate and support system for our patients and their families, making sure they are connected and receive all services essential for the well-being of parents and even for our littlest patients as well. Kim treats every one of her patients with utmost respect, unselfishness and free from judgement allowing for consistent, comprehensive healthcare to our patients who at times find themselves vulnerable and in at risk situations,” said Lisa Caron, COO of Pines Health Services.
“Pines Health Services and our entire organization salutes Kim for this admired award. Simply put, we are just so proud to have her as part of our team,” she said.
“Kim has been a true leader at our health center and has taken part in the implementation of our Medication Assistance Treatment program. This program has helped well over a dozen expectant Mothers who are battling substance use and Kim has acted as a shoulder to lean on for these Mothers. Whether it be arranging for transportation to and from the pharmacy to make sure they receive all prescription medications, talking about short term and long term goals or simply just sitting down and listening to her patients who are in need of positivity and encouragement. It is extremely evident that Kim wants to see patients succeed. She never gives up hope that her influence and assistance to get patients up on their feet, will impact patients drive to want to help themselves. With careful help and resources, Kim takes the journey with her patients, assisting them and making great strides to be independent,” said Traci Rogers, RN, and Practice Manager for Pines Women’s & Children’s Health Center.
Pines Health Services is a non-profit, community-based multi-specialty physician practice serving the residents of northern and central Aroostook County. Pines providers are committed to excellence in patient-centered health care and to improving the lives of those we serve. Our team of providers, nurses and support staff are actively engaged in advancing the health and wellness needs of people in the County, with a special focus on the unserved and underserved. Find us on Facebook at @pineshealthservices.