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Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening

November 2nd, 2012



Posted in Staff Education

Get free tips, medication options to quit tobacco

October 26th, 2012

In anticipation of The Great American Smoke-out on Thursday, Nov. 15, Waldo County General Hospital is offering two educational sessions to help tobacco users who want to quit. 

 

By quitting, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in theUnited States.

 

Quitting is difficult, but chances for success are increased by getting help. On Monday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., WCGH pharmacist Nancy Nystrom will discuss medication options for quitting while Barbara CrowleyRN will talk about coming up with a quit plan and will offer some quit tips.

 

The Nov. 5 session will be held in the Education Center, beside the hospital, while the Nov. 8 workshop will be in the hospital’s classroom on the bottom floor.

 

For more information, call Barbara Crowley at 930-2650.

 



Posted in Healthy Living, In the Community, Managing your health, Uncategorized

WCGH offering free cholesterol, glucose screenings

October 26th, 2012

To celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month, Waldo County General Hospital will be offering free cholesterol and glucose screenings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5; Tuesdays, Nov. 6 and 13; Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 14; and Thursday, Nov. 15.

 

The screening provides a full lipid profile and glucose level and requires fasting (with only water allowed). The screening cannot be done if you have not fasted for 10 hours.

 

Following the finger stick screening, your results will be explained to you and can be sent to your doctor if you request.

 

The screening take approximately 10 minutes each so pre-registration is required. Call Barbara Crowley at 930-2650 to pre-register.

 

The screenings will take place in Conference Room 125, which is located on the second floor of the new building across the street from the hospital.

 



Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, Managing your health, Uncategorized

WCGH: one of 100 Great Community Hospitals

October 18th, 2012

Waldo County General Hospital has received another national honor: being listed on Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals across the country.

 

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Posted in Hospital News, October 2012 InPulse

Breast Center is nationally certified participant

October 18th, 2012

The Coastal Maine Center for Breast Health at Waldo County General Hospital is now a certified participant in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Program.

 

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Posted in Hospital News, October 2012 InPulse

Can’t afford a mammogram, call us

October 18th, 2012

Did you know that next year, over 200,000 women will get breast cancer? Scary, isn’t it? But there is something you can do.

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Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, October 2012 InPulse

Enlarged and renovated lab

October 18th, 2012

The recently enlarged and renovated space for the hospital’s lab is inviting, spacious, and much easier to maneuver patients, in and out.

 



Posted in Hospital News, October 2012 InPulse

Hospital is part of $2.425 million grant to fight obesity, tobacco

October 18th, 2012

On Oct. 1, MaineHealth was awarded a two-year grant of $2,425,220 for improving physical activity and healthy eating, and decreasing tobacco use in seven rural Maine counties. Read more…



Posted in Community Transformation Grant, Hospital News, October 2012 InPulse

Oncology Walk and Basket Raffle are coming up

October 18th, 2012

The hospital’s annual Oncology Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 21. Registration begins at noon with the walk slated to head out at 1 p.m. Registration is $10 with a t-shirt or $25 with a hooded sweatshirt.

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Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, October 2012 InPulse

Hospice Volunteers to hold an auction Oct. 20

October 18th, 2012

Do you want to have fun, have an opportunity to get some great bargains, and help a wonderful organization at the same time?

 

On Saturday, Oct. 20, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County is holding a benefit auction at the Hutchinson Center. From 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a silent auction, along with entertainment and refreshments. There will be more entertainment in store at 7:30 p.m., when auctioneer Rosey Gerry takes center stage.

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Posted in Hospital News, In the Community, October 2012 InPulse


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