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Basket raffle winner

January 21st, 2016

basket winner ImagingNelli Gentle of Lincolnville was the winner of the basket in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month raffle. The basket was created by The Upper Cut. Gentle said she was going to share it with her mother, a breast cancer survivor. On hand when Gentle picked up the basket, were from left, imaging staff members Raegan Lehouillier, Danielle Wight, Gentle, Judy Curry and Susan Walker.

Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, January 2016 InPulse, Uncategorized

2016 Class Schedule

January 7th, 2016

WIHCU 2016 schedule new design FINAL

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WCGH welcomes specialists

October 16th, 2015


Charles Kava, DO

Charles Kava, DO


Charles Kava, DO, has joined the Otolaryngology team. He is working with Dr. Karen Miller to assess and treat the needs of our Ear, Nose and Throat patients. Dr. Kava has a special interest in obstructive sleep apnea patients.

Dr. Kava is board certified in Otolaryngology. He graduated from the University of New England and did internships at Brighton Medical Center in Portland and Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu where he also completed his residency in Otolaryngology.



He will see patients on Fridays from 8:30 am to 1 pm in Suite 207 of the Cobb Medical Building. Call 338-4211 to schedule an appointment.


Susan Hage, DO

Susan Hage, DO



Susan Hage, DO, has joined the Pain Management program. She works with Dr. Jonathan Herland.



Dr. Hage graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and after doing an internship at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital in Michigan, completed her residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
She is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Board of Integrated & Holistic Medicine.



Dr. Hage is a physiatrist, which is the specialty involving physical medicine and rehabilitation to restore optimal function to people with injuries and/or pain to the muscles, bones, tissues and nervous system.



Dr. Hage will be at Waldo County General Hospital every other Friday from 9 am to 1 pm, starting Friday, Oct. 2 in Suite 207 of the Cobb Medical Building. Call 338-4211 to schedule an appointment.

Posted in Hospital News, New Staff, September 2015 InPulse, Uncategorized

Hospital Aid holds Summer Tea

October 16th, 2015

The Waldo County Hospital Aid raised $625 for the hospital at its annual Summer Tea hosted by Barbara Plummer at her Bayside home.

The Waldo County Hospital Aid raised $625 for the hospital at its annual Summer Tea hosted by Barbara Plummer at her Bayside home.

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Health Fair is Oct. 24

September 23rd, 2015

FREE flu shots, A1-C testing, blood pressure and hearing screenings, bra fittings and giveaways will highlight Waldo County Healthcare’s Fall Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 24. The first 24 attendees who have fasted for since midnight will also receive a free cholesterol test.


Free taste-testing of healthy, easy-to-make food items; fitness classes; instruction on proper hand-washing technique; assistance with MyChart signups; advanced directives forms and CarePartners and Waldo County Dental Care applications will also be available.


The health fair will be held on the hospital campus, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast from 9 am to noon.

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Governor’s Budget Impact

March 5th, 2015

Click here to view the presentation.

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Learn about collaboration between Pen Bay and Waldo County General Hospitals

February 25th, 2015

collaboration  meetings poster


In a move designed to streamline the provision of care, meet community needs and maintain the highest level of quality, the Pen Bay / Waldo Collaboration formed in the fall of 2014. This committee, made up of equal representation from the Executive Boards of both systems, is tasked with defining the scope of services to be provided in Knox & Waldo Counties.


Changes in healthcare are transforming how care is delivered today and in the future. Pen Bay and Waldo want to be proactive in the management of this change and believe that a collaborative approach that provides opportunities for all stakeholders to participate will produce the best overall results.


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Visitor restrictions in baby area at WCGH

February 24th, 2015

Due to the high level of flu and pertussis (whooping cough) in our community, Waldo County General Hospital is imposing temporary visitor restrictions in the Women and Infants Health Care Unit. Newborn babies are at high risk of serious illness from these diseases.

The restrictions are as follows:

  • Children under the age of 18 may not visit unless they are siblings for a newborn
  • Visitors who are feeling ill or have signs of a respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever) will not be able to visit. Staff will ask visitors if they have any of these symptoms or are feeling ill
  • Children, who are allowed to visit, are asked to not visit any other patient rooms.

While we understand it is disappointing when people cannot visit their loved ones especially at such a happy time, our first concern is for the health and safety of our patients. We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation.



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Talk about Parkinson’s disease CANCELLED

February 24th, 2015

The presentation by Stephanie Lash MD, a neurologist at Pen Bay Healthcare, on the use of medications in treating Parkinson’s disease set for Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 10 am to 11 am has been cancelled due to concerns about an expected snow storm.

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Dance Fest is Saturday, March 7

February 11th, 2015

Dance Fest 2015


Journey to Health’s annual Dance Fest has been set for Saturday, March 7, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Belfast Dance Studio. This is a free event and children are welcome to attend with an adult.


There will be two dance classes offered at the top of each hour. They include:

  • 1 pm to 1:45 pm: Family Carnival Samba with Lisa Newcomb or Beginner Intro to Ballet with Michelle Cox
  • 2 pm to 2:45 pm: Beginner Zumba with Nicki Dunbar or Kripalu Yoga Dance with Judi Erickson
  • 2 pm to 3:45 pm: Creative Movement for All with Shana Bloomstein or Dance Party—warm up and free dance with Mirja Pitkin


For more information, contact Hester Kohl at 930-2514, email: or visit: In the case of inclement weather, March 14 has been scheduled as a snow date.


Journey to Health is community health program offered by Waldo County Healthcare.


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