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April 24th, 2017



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Healthy & Well Women’s Conference

April 19th, 2017



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Skin Screening Clinic

April 19th, 2017



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Quick & Healthy Family Meals

April 19th, 2017



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Free health fair for seniors April 28

April 5th, 2017

The public is invited to a free Senior Health Fair at Penobscot Shores on Friday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Ocean House.  “We are very pleased to have so many area health agencies participating in the fair and to be able to offer free admission,” said Deborah Harris, Penobscot Shore’s health services manager.

 

 

Experts and representatives from area agencies, businesses and organizations dedicated to health and wellness will be on hand to discuss and provide information about a wide-range of topics.  Stop by to learn more about community health & wellness resources, fitness and rehabilitation, sleep issues, heart health, diabetes and nutrition, home health and hospice services, aging and disability resources, hearing issues, safety and fraud prevention and so much more.

 

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department will be present with their Drug Take Back Program to take unused or expired medications.  Balance testing, telehealth demonstrations and blood pressure checks will be available along with free mini-massages and paraffin hand wax treatments. 

 

Light lunch fare will be provided to fair-goers compliments of Penobscot Shores’ Chefs Diana, Charles and Pamela.

 

As an added bonus, a short play will be put on by first graders from Rockport’s Ashwood Waldoff School at 1:30 in the Penobscot Shores lobby area. 

 

Tours of the community will be available during the health fair and are also offered by appointment.  Please call the Penobscot Shores front desk at 338-2332 for more information.

 

 



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WCGH: Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

March 28th, 2017

For the sixth straight year, Waldo County General Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

 

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an
efficient and effective facility,” said Mark Fourre, MD, President and CEO of Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital.

 

WCGH scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most
comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural
healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Critical AccessHospitals and more information about the study can be found at www.iVantage INDEX.com.

 

The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial
stability.   

 
WCGH is proud to once again receive this recognition.



Posted in Hospital News, In Pulse March 2017

Values in action at WCGH

March 28th, 2017

In February, Waldo County General Hospital rolled out the MaineHealth system wide core values program which includes the values of patient centered, respect, integrity, excellence, ownership and innovation. Each month is spent focusing on a specific value with patient centered being the focus of February and respect the focus in March.

 

Colleagues have been asked to submit examples of co-workers who have put the value of the month into action.

 

 

Kate Miles, DPT, rehabilitation services, was the first colleague nominated for demonstrating patient-centered behaviors at WCGH. The person nominating her wrote: “Kate encouraged a brain injury patient to walk with music while eliminating her hemi-walker. The patient was very anxious, but with Kate’s encouragement and with a music tempo, she demonstrated significant improvements. The patient was almost brought to tears when she viewed a video of her walking.”

 


In March, when the value of respect was introduced, Phil Goguen who works in nutrition services was recognized. The person nominating him wrote: “Philip is the kind of person who makes you feel important. It does not matter if he is assisting the CEO, a surgeon or the local gentleman who comes in to get warm and a hot meal; if the person is spending a lot or digging out pennies to pay for a coffee. He shows each and every person the same attentiveness and respect. His calm, easy-going manner and the way he makes time for each person is what truly makes a person feel valued and respected.”

 
   Congratulations to Kate and Phil.  



Posted in Hospital News, In Pulse March 2017

Saving money and the environment

March 28th, 2017

Kelsey Bryne of Stryker Sustainability Solutions, right, presents a check for $29,527 to the hospital as its savings from returning single-use surgical supplies to Stryker for reprocessing. Receiving the check are from left, Matt Chabot, regional supply chain manager, Clae Seekins, OR booker and Gail Dudley, OR director.

 

 

Recently the operating room, based on a suggestion by Clae Seekins, participated in the Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions program.  

 

This program allows the hospital to recycle single-use supplies (excluding sharp needles and ligatures) for re-use and repurchase at a significant organizational savings.  

 
The program saved the hospital $29,527 in single-use medical supplies and kept 2,180 pounds of supplies out of the waste stream during 2016.



Posted in Hospital News, In Pulse March 2017

Women’s Conference scheduled for May 6

March 28th, 2017

Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital and LincolnHealth are hosting a conference on women’s health and wellness on Saturday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center in Northport.

 

Learn about the impact women have on the health of our communities, have your health questions addressed by our providers and walk away with the information and tools you’ll need to live a healthy and well life.    

 
To register: please visit journeytoHealth.CourseStorm.com or call 921-3950.



Posted in Hospital News, In Pulse March 2017, In the Community

Help filling out your advance directives is available April 19

March 28th, 2017

Does your family know what your wishes are for end-of-life care?  An advance directive ensures that your wishes are followed even if you can’t communicate them.

 

On Wednesday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be an open house at the Lincolnville Regional Health Center, 2399 Atlantic Highway (Route 1).

 

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.



Posted in Hospital News, In Pulse March 2017


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