Aid makes donation to Hospital

December 20th, 2013

At the Silver Tea, Judy Whitney-Blake, treasurer of the Hospital Aid, left, presented Mark Biscone, Executive Director of the Hospital, with a check for $7,500 for the annual campaign. And Lois Aitken, treasurer of the Hospital Gift Shop, gave him another $2,500 from proceeds at the gift shop.

At the Silver Tea, Judy Whitney-Blake, treasurer of the Hospital Aid, left, presented Mark Biscone, Executive Director of the Hospital, with a check for $7,500 for the annual campaign. And Lois Aitken, treasurer of the Hospital Gift Shop, gave him another $2,500 from proceeds at the gift shop.



Posted in December 2013 InPulse, Hospital News

Hospital is moving forward with SeHR

December 20th, 2013

Waldo County Healthcare has re-engaged with our colleagues at MaineHealth, and we are moving forward with our plans to implement SeHR (Shared Electronic Health Record).

 

Last week we oriented nearly 80 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) at WCHI. These employees will be providing information on our current workflows to be used during the project Analysis and Design Phase. This phase will likely continue through the end of the year. At the conclusion of the Analysis and Design phase, we will be able to more accurately determine a specific timeframe for going live with SeHR. The Analysis and Design is a critical activity to bringing “One Patient, One Record” online at our Hospital and one that will require a great deal of staff cooperation.

 

Over the past several months, the MaineHealth SeHR Project Team has been working to stabilize and optimize SeHR and increase customer satisfaction with the system at Maine Medical Center, which will help us with our implementation.

 

We will be holding SeHR employee informational meetings to update co-workers on the process and to give them an opportunity to ask questions in the classroom on Dec. 18th at 7:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. There will also be demonstrations of Epic for providers on the 18th at noon and 5 p.m. Providers will receive invitations.



Posted in December 2013 InPulse, Hospital News

Hospital getting close to annual campaign goal

December 20th, 2013

 

Waldo County General Hospital’s annual campaign has reached 92% of its goal as of late November. The campaign began in September and will end Dec. 31. The response from employees, physicians and the community has been very rewarding. Thank you to all who have contributed to the campaign to help fund preventive care, wellness programs and charitable care to make our community healthier. You can still help take us over the top! Donations may be sent to: Community Relations, Waldo County General Hospital, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.

Waldo County General Hospital’s annual campaign has reached 92% of its goal as of late November. The campaign began in September and will end Dec. 31. The response from employees, physicians and the community has been very rewarding. Thank you to all who have contributed to the campaign to help fund preventive care, wellness programs and charitable care to make our community healthier. You can still help take us over the top! Donations may be sent to: Community Relations, Waldo County General Hospital, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.

 

 



Posted in December 2013 InPulse, Hospital News, In the Community

WCGH gets contribution for Let’s Go! Waldo 5-2-1-0

December 20th, 2013

MaineHealth recently presented Waldo County General Hospital with a contribution of $40,000 to its Let’s Go! Waldo 5-2-1-0 program. The goal of the program is to reduce and prevent obesity among young people.  Let’s Go! Waldo works in five community sectors: early child care, schools, afterschool programs, healthcare and in the community. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Emily Kain of MaineHealth, Program Manager, MaineHealth Community Partners; Mark Biscone, Executive Director, Waldo County General Hospital; Deb Deatrick of MaineHealth, Vice President of Community Health, and Naomi Anderson Schucker, Program Director Community Health, MaineHealth Health care and Community Partners.

MaineHealth recently presented Waldo County General Hospital with a contribution of $40,000 to its Let’s Go! Waldo 5-2-1-0 program. The goal of the program is to reduce and prevent obesity among young people. Let’s Go! Waldo works in five community sectors: early child care, schools, afterschool programs, healthcare and in the community. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Emily Kain of MaineHealth, Program Manager, MaineHealth Community Partners; Mark Biscone, Executive Director, Waldo County General Hospital; Deb Deatrick of MaineHealth, Vice President of Community Health, and Naomi Anderson Schucker, Program Director Community Health, MaineHealth Health care and Community Partners.



Posted in December 2013 InPulse, Hospital News, Uncategorized

Waldo County Dental Care gets grant from BOA

December 20th, 2013

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $7,500 grant to Waldo County Dental Care. On hand to make the presentation were, from left, Brian King, Site Executive for Bank of America in Belfast; Jason Lundy, Business Banker at Bank of America in Belfast; Dan Bennett, Director of Operations at Waldo County General Hospital; Dale Kuhnert, a member of the Hospital Board of Directors and Shannon Robbins RN, Community Health Manager at the Hospital. Bennett, Kuhnert and Robbins were behind the creation of Waldo County Dental Care. In announcing the grant award, Bank of America said, “Providing support to organizations like (Waldo County Dental Care), that are providing critical services and programs is just one of the ways we are helping improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $7,500 grant to Waldo County Dental Care. On hand to make the presentation were, from left, Brian King, Site Executive for Bank of America in Belfast; Jason Lundy, Business Banker at Bank of America in Belfast; Dan Bennett, Director of Operations at Waldo County General Hospital; Dale Kuhnert, a member of the Hospital Board of Directors and Shannon Robbins RN, Community Health Manager at the Hospital. Bennett, Kuhnert and Robbins were behind the creation of Waldo County Dental Care. In announcing the grant award, Bank of America said, “Providing support to organizations like (Waldo County Dental Care), that are providing critical services and programs is just one of the ways we are helping improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”



Posted in February 2013 InPulse, Hospital News, In the Community

Bangor Savings Bank donates to annual campaign

December 20th, 2013

Cathy Reynolds, Senior Consumer Bank Relationship Manager for Bangor Savings Bank, presents Mark Biscone, Executive Director of Waldo County General Hospital, with a $2,500 check for the Hospital’s annual campaign. At left is Chris Lobley AVP, Belfast Branch Manager.

Cathy Reynolds, Senior Consumer Bank Relationship Manager for Bangor Savings Bank, presents Mark Biscone, Executive Director of Waldo County General Hospital, with a $2,500 check for the Hospital’s annual campaign. At left is Chris Lobley AVP, Belfast Branch Manager.



Posted in December 2013 InPulse, Hospital News, In the Community

Holiday Silver Tea at historical house

November 26th, 2013

The Stevenson house, built in 1875, is the setting for the Hospital Aid’s Silver Tea to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2-5 p.m. in Belfast.

The Stevenson house, built in 1875, is the setting for the Hospital Aid’s Silver Tea to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2-5 p.m. in Belfast.

 

The annual Silver Tea, sponsored by the Waldo County General Hospital Aid, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2-5 p.m. at the home of Tom and Alicia Stevenson, 58 Church Street, Belfast. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the sandwiches and desserts served by Aid members. Drinks will include punch, coffee and tea served from silver services.

This year’s setting is a three-story house built in 1875 for George Pote, a Civil War veteran, who manufactured men’s vests. The house has Italianate influences with a capped decorative portico and bay windows.

The dining room is among the many rooms that will be open to tour at the Silver Tea.

The dining room is among the many rooms that will be open to tour at the Silver Tea.

 

 

The current owners have lived at the house for the past four years and have carefully restored certain rooms and modernized others. Rooms on two floors will be open to tour with twin parlors, a dining room, sunroom, kitchen, master bedroom and guest room on the first floor. A large map of Belfast from 1855 hangs in the front parlor. The front stairway has the original bannister, dentate-type wall molding and leads to the four bedrooms on the second floor.

fireplace

 

There is no admission charge to attend the tea, but a silver bowl will be located near the entrance for donations. All funds realized from the tea will benefit the hospital.

 

The winning tickets for the Aid’s holiday raffle “Bon Appetit” will be drawn at the tea. There are six prizes this year, each a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. Tickets are on sale at $1 each or 6 for $5 at the hospital gift shop.

 

For more information, call 930-6739. The snow date for the tea is Thursday, Dec. 5, at the same time.

 

 



Posted in Hospital News, In the Community

FREE employee exercise classes this winter

November 25th, 2013

exercise classes

 

Exercise Questionnaire

 

Under the guidance of our personal trainer, Mirja Pitkin, we will be offering an opportunity to do beginner exercises together each week. Your responses to this questionnaire will help us plan an exercise class that is appropriate for all participants.

 

Please wear clothes you can exercise in and bring a water bottle. Shoes are not necessary for this class (unless you have foot or arch concerns, in which case please carry in a pair of clean sneakers).

 

Please complete this form and return to Hester Kohl as soon as possible.  We will need this no later than one week before your first class. You can e-mail it to hkohl@wcgh.org, fax it to 930-2569, drop it off at the hospital switchboard, or mail it to: Hester Kohl, WCGH, PO Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.

 

Thank you!

 

Your name: _____________________________

 

 

Phone number: __________________________

 

 

Email:__________________________________

 

1. Do you have old injuries or chronic issues with any of the following (circle yes or no). If yes, please explain briefly?

 

Feet:   Yes   No  ­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________________________

 

Ankles: Yes   No ___________________________________________________

 

Knees:  Yes   No ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________________________

 

Hips:    Yes   No ___________________________________________________

 

Back:    Yes   No ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________________________

 

Shoulders:   Yes   No ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ _________________________________________________

 

Neck:  Yes   No ­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

Wrists/elbows: Yes   No _______________________________________________

 

Hands: Yes   No ­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

 

Do you have any other physical conditions/issues you think could impact your participation in an exercise program?

 

Yes   No ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________________________________

 

2. Exercise history. Please briefly list exercise programs you have participated in, when that was, if you enjoyed it, and why you stopped, if you did.

 

 

3. What are you goals for participating in this program?

 

 

 

Email: hkohl@wcgh.org to get a provider referral form.

 

 



Posted in Hospital News

Learn how to take control of your blood sugar

October 23rd, 2013

Do you or someone you care about have trouble controlling blood sugar levels? It is estimated that 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes do not achieve the blood sugar control target of an A1C less than 7 percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., Kirk Kenyon, will put on a free educational program in the Education Center at Waldo County General Hospital. He will be talking from his personal experience of living with diabetes and will share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies that have worked for him.

 

Controlling your blood sugar may help reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications.

 

Among the topics Kenyon will cover are:

  • achieving good glucose control;
  • learning about effective self-management;
  • developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle;
  • planning and prioritizing diabetes management;
  • overcoming fears surrounding diabetes; and
  • finding resources for diabetes support.

 

Kenyon is a member of the A1C Champions© Program, which is a patient-led approach to diabetes education. The goal is to make sure people with diabetes know they are not alone and there are people like Kenyon who can help them along their journey with diabetes.

 

This is a free presentation, including a buffet dinner, but space is limited so pre-register by calling Barbara Crowley at 930-2650 or email: bcrowley@wcgh.org.

 



Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, Managing your health

Learn about some healthier options for holiday meals

October 23rd, 2013

thanksgiving-plate1

 

Looking for some healthier options for holiday meals? Waldo County General Hospital’s Journey to Health is offering free hands-on cooking classes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Home Economics Room at the Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast.

 

On Thursday, Nov. 7, the topic will be ‘Healthy Thanksgiving Sides” and on Thursday, Nov. 14, it will be “Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts.”

 

Space is limited so please register for one or both classes by Nov. 4. You may email: hkohl@wcgh.org or call 930-2514.

 



Posted in Healthy Eating, Hospital News, In the Community


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