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.
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Your name: _____________________________
Phone number: __________________________
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: email@example.com to get a provider referral form.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or call 930-2514.