This group, for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, their families and supportive friends will now be meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:15 to 2:45 pm in the conference room at Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue, opposite Waldo County General Hospital. Go in the main entrance, turn right and go down to the end of the hallway. Light refreshments will be served. This is an open, drop-in group with no charge. The group is facilitated by Margie Spencer-Smith, social worker. For more information, please call 930-2500 x 4795.
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Waldo County General Hospital’s Family Caregiver support group meets the first Thursday of the month from Noon to 1 pm in the conference room at Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue, opposite Waldo County General Hospital. Go in the main entrance, turn right and go down to the end of the hallway. Light refreshments will be served. This is an open, drop-in group with no charge. The group is facilitated by Margie Spencer-Smith, social worker. For more information, please call 930-2500 x 4795.
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Mark Fourre, MD currently chief medical officer at LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, will assume leadership of Coastal Healthcare Alliance at the end of the year when CEO Mark Biscone retires.
A native of Minnesota, Fourre earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Medical School. After completing his training at the UCSF
In 1989 Fourre came to Portland and Maine Medical Center where he developed the Emergency Medicine Residency program and served as director. He has worked in roles of increasing responsibility with MaineHealth members since that time.
“In Mark we get someone with experience delivering high quality care through a network of Healthcare providers. As we seek to maximize the opportunities of Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital working together, Mark is exactly the leader we need,” said Carole Brand, a member of the Coastal Healthcare Alliance Board and chair of the search committee.
In October, Waldo County General Hospital welcomed Erik Frederick, MHA as regional chief operating officer.
Frederick has been chief operating officer at Pen Bay Medical Center since October 2013 and assumed the regional position at PBMC and WCGH on October 1. While at PBMC he was instrumental in developing the new Community Wellness Trail, a 1.66 mile health and wellness trail with nine fitness stations that runs through the PBMC campus with views of Penobscot Bay. Frederick is also responsible for bringing Lean daily management to PBMC and helping to launch it at other MaineHealth member hospitals.
Prior to arriving at PBMC, he served in a number of operating roles for the for-profit Vanguard Health Systems including the director of operations at the 627-bed Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and the chief operating officer at the 220-bed Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Frederick also served as regional director of Lean operations for the four-hospital Vanguard market in Chicago and is a US Army combat veteran. He lives in Appleton with his wife Sonya, an RN and their four children.
Erik has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s Top 100 COOs to know, received a Vanguard Health Systems Mission Award, IASIS Healthcare
Christopher Damm, MD has been selected as the new regional chief medical officer for Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital.
Damm received his medical degree from Columbia University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Damm completed his residency and internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and completed a three-year fellowship in the Cardiovascular Division of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He also taught at Drexel University College of Medicine and at the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia.
He has worked as a per diem hospitalist at Waldo County General Hospital several times since August 2015 and is currently on the hospital’s courtesy staff.
Rob Fowler, RN, BSN, is now the associate chief operating officer with primary responsibilities over Waldo County General Hospital operations.
Prior to beginning his new role, Fowler served as WCGH’s chief quality and support services officer and then became the regional officer.
He has also served as WCGH’s infection control nurse and worked in nursing positions.
Fowler’s latest project has been overseeing the construction of the new medical office building at 119 Northport Ave. Fowler, his wife
Waldo County General Hospital broke ground January 8 for the new medical office building to be constructed at 119 Northport Avenue. Top, the ribbon for the new building was cut Saturday, November 12. Doing the honors were, from left, Rob Fowler, associate chief operating officer, Lee Woodward, chair of the board of directors, Mark Biscone, CEO and Senate President Mike Thibodeau. The 20,000 sq. ft. building will house eight primary care providers and associated services on the first floor. On the second floor will be diabetes services, the anticoagulation clinic, some administrative offices, an educational lab and training areas. The building will be open to patients in early December.
Congratulations to our 4th quarter Daisy Award winner, ICU RN, Stacy Keating. The Daisy Award recognizes the extraordinary work nurses do for patients and their families every day.
Daisy Award nominations are accepted from patients and their families, staff and physicians. The winner is selected by the Patient & Family Advisory Council.
The family who nominated Stacy wrote: “Our Dad is in Waldo County General Hospital once or twice a year for pneumonia. Stacy enjoys her work, shows compassion and is a good listener.
When the patient’s family learned that Stacy had won, they replied, “Stacy is very deserving of the award and we need more nurses like her. Hospitals can be scary for those of us who do not understand all of what is happening, having someone take the time to explain and reassure us is important.”
Congratulations to the other two nominees this quarter: Curt LeMay and Jamie Messier.