William Fabricius, MD has joined the cancer care team at Waldo County General Hospital.
He will join Elizabeth Connelly, DO, and will see patients at Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital. With the addition of Fabricius to the cancer care team, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital will each have a physician onsite four days a week.
To schedule an appointment at Waldo County General Hospital, call 930-2555. Dr. Fabricius will be at Waldo County Genera Hospital on Wednesdays.
Over the past few months, WCGH has seen an influx of grant dollars to help sustain and expand access to healthcare services for vulnerable residents across Waldo County. With recent grant awards from over a dozen charitable foundations, WCGH has continued to strengthen safety net programs, such as Waldo County Dental Care, Belfast Public Health Nursing and CarePartners.
Congratulations to Karen Littlefield, Human Resources Director at WCGH.
She was also notified that the Maine chapter will receive a 2016 Chapter Management Recognition Award. Both awards will be presented at the ASHHRA 52nd annual conference and exhibition in Grapevine, Texas, on Sept. 24-27.
Karen also successfully completed and passed her CHHR (Certified in Healthcare Human Resources) exam, becoming the second healthcare professional in Maine to obtain this certification. The certification is awarded to a professional, who is knowledgeable of the healthcare environment and healthcare workforce needs and is able to adapt this knowledge to his or her individual healthcare organization’s needs and goals.
Have you been wondering what the hospital’s new building under construction on Northport Avenue is going to be used for?
The practice will consist of 14 patient exam rooms, offices for integrated behavioral health counselors, our public health nurse and care managers, on-site lab services and a community conference facility.
Rob Fowler, Chief Quality Officer, noted on a recent tour, “This building and practice was designed collaboratively with providers and care team members. We made site visits to patient friendly facilities and put a focus on incorporating the various aspects of our greater Belfast community with a Farm to Table theme in its design. It’s a prime example of our focus on positive patient experiences and putting our patients first!”
The second floor will be the new home to the Diabetes Services and Anticoagulation Clinics, along with operational departments for Physician Practice Management, Central Scheduling, the Central Referrals and Prior Authorization Team, a new Educational Simulation Lab, a conference room and two employee computer training rooms.
The ribbon-cutting for the new building is tentatively scheduled to take place in early November.
Emergency Room Nurse Jeff Boal has been selected as the latest Daisy Award winner.
Congratulations to the other two nominees this quarter: Monica Loring and Bettina-Jo Trap.
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Healthy Snacks for Kids
Are you and your child looking for some new and fun lunch and snack ideas? Then bring your whole family to this hands-on snack making workshop with Adrienne Gallant, Let’s Go! Knox County coordinator. You’ll learn ways to organize your child’s lunchbox and create healthy snacks that are fun to make and eat.
Introduction to Meditation
Are you interested in Meditation but don’t know where to begin? Learn about meditation in this 3-session class: what it is; the physical, mental and spiritual health benefits of practicing; and how to incorporate it into your life.
SUP for Beginners
Want to try stand up paddle boarding (SUP)? Join us on scenic Megunticook River with Maine Sport Outfitters to learn basic SUP skills including strokes needed to control the board and how to get on and off the board safely. Weather permitting.
Align & Shine FREE Demo
Did you know that aches and pains are often caused by poor posture? Join personal trainer Mirja Pitkin for this 2-week demo class that will bring your body into balance while strengthening your muscles and leaving you feeling ready to shine each day.
Embrace the Season: Fall
Join Rhonda Feiman, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, to learn Chinese medicine practices and simple Qi-gong movements that can help strengthen the immune system and support emotional and physical balance as we transition from summer to fall.
Journey to Health Walking Club
Looking for a group activity for that extra support to get up and go? Join Community Health & Wellness staff for weekly walks in Knox and Waldo counties. Walks are scheduled for Tuesdays in Waldo County and Thursdays in Knox County, weather permitting. All are welcome. Free and no