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Summertime Silver Tea a success

September 16th, 2014


The Aid’s Summertime Silver Tea, held at the former Anne Crosby Johnson manor, was a huge success. Above, Aid member Marie Underwood pours the ice tea while bottom right are the owners of the home, Marcia and George Smith. Attendees enjoyed touring the extensively renovated first floor of the manor and walking on the grounds, which have a wonderful view of the bay. Donations at the tea were $2,116 while the raffle proceeds were $1,584. Winners of the raffle gift certificates were Yo Mamma’s Home – Jean Russell; WCGH Gift Shop – Lorna Woodward; Left Bank Books – Ed Lord; Bennett’s Gems – Mary Mortier; Katwalk – Peter Tidd; Colonial Theatre and Alexia’s Pizza – Morris Slugg.



Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, Sept. 2014 InPulse

Best of the Best named

September 16th, 2014

Best of the bEst

Waldo County General Hospital was well represented in the Best of the Best competition conducted by The Republican Journal. Under Physician; Dr. Dana Whitten, finished 1st; Dr. Deb Peabody was 2nd; and Dr. Steve Wilson was 3rd. In the category of Nurse Practitioner/RN, 1st-Al Blackadar, NP; 2nd-Kim Spectre, RN; tied for 3rd: Mary Elsa Theobald NP, Catie Wilson NP and Ron Cormier, NP. WCGH PT was first and Orthopedics and Sports PT was second in the Physical Therapy category. WCGH Home Health & Hospice was first in Home Care Provider. In the category of best medical office/health facility, WCGH finished 2nd and Lincolnville Regional Health Center was 3rd.


Posted in In the Community, Sept. 2014 InPulse

Beach to Beacon participants

September 16th, 2014

Beach to Beacon 2014 011WCGH had a number of participants in the recent Beach to Beacon, including, shown above from left, Shannon Robbins, Community Health Manager, George Orestis, PTA, and Kim Spectre, WICHU & ED nurse manager.


Posted in In the Community, Sept. 2014 InPulse

EMT of the Year

September 16th, 2014

Denise Harriman

Denise Harriman

Congrats to Denise Harriman, a Medical Assistant at Stockton Springs Regional Health Center, and a volunteer EMT with the Stockton Springs Ambulance, who won the EMT of the Year award from the American Legion, Department of Maine.


Posted in In the Community, September 2014 InPulse

Raffle winners

September 16th, 2014

We had three winners in the raffle among MaineHealth employees who signed up for Cash for Your Card in June. Receiving $25 Hannaford gift cards were Lindsay Faulkingham, Michael Steele and Pauline Temple.


Winners of the $25 gift card for Stride with Pride were Mary Ellen Blanchard, Ann Hooper, Jessica McGuire and Ethel Whitcomb. The grand prize winner of a $100 sneaker gift card was Susan Driskell.


Posted in Hospital News, Sept. 2014 InPulse

Our “quality” runner

September 16th, 2014

Rob Fowler, RN Director of Quality

Rob Fowler, RN
Director of Quality

Congratulations to Rob Fowler, RN, the Hospital’s Director of Quality, who finished ninth in the Kilted Canter 5-K road race during the Celtic Festival.


Posted in In the Community, Sept. 2014 InPulse

Waldo County General Hospital Ice Bucket Challenge

September 4th, 2014

We challenge other Maine Hospitals to join in the fun! Hospital employees

donated $157!

Posted in Hospital News, In the Community

Arugula and Radish Pizza

July 10th, 2014

Posted in Healthy Eating, Recipes

Guest column by Mark Biscone, Executive Director of Waldo County General Hospital and Lee Woodward Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Waldo County General Hospital

July 10th, 2014

Over the past nine months, employees of Waldo County General Hospital, in collaboration with our partners at MaineHealth, have been working hard to prepare for the launch of our new electronic health record system called SeHR – the Shared Electronic Health Record (pronounced share). In early August, we will take part in the largest healthcare IT project that has taken place in our state by launching SeHR at all our sites (Waldo County General Hospital, practices, and clinics).


At Waldo County General Hospital, we believe that SeHR will dramatically improve patient care and the health of the communities we serve, and the benefits to our patients will be significant.

    • “One Patient, One record,” will become a reality when SeHR is launched. Whether you receive care at Waldo County General Hospital or another MaineHealth facility, your healthcare providers will have the most up-to-date information.


    • Healthcare providers in different locations will have a better opportunity to work together to create a cohesive care plan for your healthcare since they can quickly share important patient information.


    • There will be fewer forms for patients to fill out as updated information appears in their electronic record instantly. When seeing a provider at Waldo County General Hospital or within the MaineHealth network, there will be no need to give a copy of your healthcare record to each provider you see.


    • Patients will have quick and easy access to their health information using MyChart, a secure online portal that allows you to take a more active role in your healthcare. Using MyChart, patients can message their providers, view upcoming appointments, request prescription renewals, and access their health information.


  • Patients will have fewer duplicate tests done as results from previous tests and lab work will be in your electronic record. This will save you time, money, and worry.


Many may think that an electronic health record means your information is out there on the web for all to see. With SeHR, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The privacy and security of our patients is very important to us and we have taken every precaution to ensure that only those providing you care can see your personal health information.


While employees at Waldo County General Hospital have undergone significant training on this new system, we do anticipate that our patients may encounter some delays as we go live. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the month of August.


In conjunction with our talented medical staff and dedicated employees, SeHR will allow us to continue to provide safe, high quality care for our patients. We look forward to meeting all of your future healthcare needs and can’t wait to “SeHR” our new system with you.


For more information, please contact Toni Mailloux, Community Relations Coordinator, at (207) 930-6763 or

Posted in Hospital News, In the Community

Radish & Goat Cheese Pizza with Spicy Mixed Greens

July 3rd, 2014




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic or wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • pinch salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 pound of your favorite pizza crust dough (16 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if desired)
  • black pepper
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (chèvre)
  • 2 cups spicy mixed greens or baby arugula
  • 5-6 radishes, sliced
  • grated Parmesan cheese (if desired)


  1. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and salt and pepper. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if you wish.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Pull/press/roll pizza dough into an approximately 14-inch circle. Sprinkle a little flour on your baking surface (stone or baking sheet) and carefully transfer the dough.
  4. Spoon the ricotta onto the dough and gently spread with a spoon, leaving 1/2-inch border around the edge of the pizza. Sprinkle the ricotta with the crushed red pepper flakes, a generous pinch of coarse salt, and the freshly ground pepper. Crumble the goat cheese and evenly sprinkle it over the top.
  5. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until the crust is golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, add the mixed greens and radishes to a large bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the top and toss.
  7. Remove the pizza from the oven and immediately top with the greens and radishes.
  8. Slice and serve. Pass grated Parmesan for topping, if desired.

Adapted from Kitchen Treaty and Cooking Light

Posted in Healthy Eating

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