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Community Health & Wellness Briefs

April 6th, 2016

Registration required for all events, please visit http://journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950

 

Introduction to Meditation
Are you interested in meditation but don’t know where to begin? Join Health Coach Barbara
Crowley for this three-session series to learn about meditation.
Wednesdays
April 6, 20 & May 4
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Registration fee is $15 for the series
Waldo County General Hospital Classroom, 116 Northport Ave, Belfast

 

Move it to Lose it
This low-impact exercise class is designed for participants with a BMI of 30 or higher and is led by Mirja Pitkin.
Thursdays
April 7, 14, 28 & May 5, 12, 19
5:15 – 6:30 pm
Registration fee is $37.50 for the six-week session
East Belfast Elementary School Gym, 14 Swan Lake Ave, Belfast

 

Fresh Salads in a Jar
Mason jars aren’t just for canning – they make portable, portion-control meals simple and keep salads fresh for up to a week. Join the Community Health & Wellness team to learn how to make perfect and tasty mason jar salads. Participants will create their own salads to take home.
Tuesday, April 26
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Registration fee is $10
Waldo County General Hospital Classroom, 116 Northport Ave, Belfast

 

A Peaceful Night’s Sleep
Sleep is important for overall health. Learn how much you should be getting and why it’s important, find out what happens when you don’t get enough and learn practices that can help you sleep better.
Thursday, April 28
5:00 – 6:15 pm
There is no cost to participate in this course
Waldo County General Hospital Classroom, 116 Northport Ave., Belfast



Posted in In Pulse March 2016, In the Community, Journey to Health, Uncategorized

Leanne Temple wins Food Fight at Waldo

April 6th, 2016

LeanneNineteen recipe entries featuring blueberries were received from WCGH colleagues to be considered for the Food Fight. Following judging, that number was reduced to two.

 

The Best Café prepared the two final recipes, Melinda Hellum’s spinach, blueberry, quinoa salad with blueberry lemon dressing and Leanne Temple’s berry topping/pie filling for tasting and voting.

 

The salad was a surprise to many. “I don’t like quinoa or spinach but I like this,” said one taster. There was no way though that the salad could compete with the warm blueberry and raspberry topping over ice cream. “How can a salad compare with this?” asked more than one taster. “This doesn’t seem fair,” said another, “a dessert against a salad.”  When the votes were counted, the berry topping won easily.

 

Leanne, who works in orthopedics, will see her recipe entered in the final MaineHealth competition on March 29, in Portland. Her recipe will be prepared by a catering company and compete against 13 other recipes, each featuring a different vegetable or fruit. Attendees, including a panel of local celebrity judges, will vote on which one takes the top spot. The winner will receive a $250 Hannaford card.



Posted in In Pulse March 2016, Recognition and awards, Uncategorized

Advance Care Open House April 20

March 14th, 2016

If you suffered a stroke or heart attack or were in a serious accident that left you unable to communicate with medical personnel, would your family know what your wishes are about end-of-life care? Would you want to be resuscitated? Put on a respirator? Have a feeding tube inserted?

Or what if the medical personnel couldn’t reach a family member? Would they or your primary care provider know what you want?

There is a way to ensure that your wishes are followed even if you can’t communicate them. On Wednesday, April 20, from 9 am to noon, there will be an Advance Care Open House on the second floor hallway of the Cobb Medical Building, 16 Fahey St., Belfast.

At the open house, you will be able to ask questions and get the assistance you need to make your healthcare wishes known. There will be free on-site assistance to fill out your advance directives, which will allow your family to know and honor your wishes, if you are unable to communicate.

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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.



Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, Uncategorized

Governor’s Budget Impact

March 5th, 2015

Click here to view the presentation.



Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, Uncategorized

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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