Seaport’s Sam Gilligan First Statewide Theresa Knowles Honoree

Samantha “Sam” Gilligan, FNP, medical director at Seaport Community Health Center and a widely admired provider and colleague, has been honored with the first statewide Theresa Knowles Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence. The award was to be presented this week at the Maine Primary Care Association annual meeting in Rockport, but Sam learned of her […]

PCHC Welcomes Three New Providers

PCHC welcomed three new this week, as Erika Wentworth, PMHNP, Annie Powers, MD and Dale Walker, MD all started on Monday. Wentworth, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, joined Penobscot Community Health Center after most recently working at Acadia Hospital in Bangor. Wentworth has spent much of her career in Maine, including a stint at […]

Our Cancer Journeys: PCHC Employees Share Their Stories

We were fortunate to be able to sit down with Executive Clinical Director for Dental, Matt Offman, DDS and Care Management’s Mindy Tibbetts, RN to talk about how the disease has affected them and to stress the importance of consistent primary care and how it played an integral role in their journeys. Click on the […]

Grant from New Balance Foundation Supports Childhood Obesity Clinic in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine—The New Balance Foundation is generously continuing its support of Maine’s premier childhood obesity clinic at Penobscot Community Health Care.  A new $100,000 grant, awarded last month, will fund the WOW 4 Wellness clinic that helps kids and families throughout Maine. “Investing in childhood obesity research, treatment and prevention is critical to our mission […]

2022 Employee of the Year

During our August Spirit Week, PCHC is excited to announce our 2022 Employees of the Year! Each day from Aug. 8 – 12 – we will announce a batch of EOTYs from our locations and departments. On Friday, Aug. 12 we will announce our organization overall winners. Please check out our daily annoucements and writeups […]

Cervical-Cancer Screening Supported by $100K Grant

BANGOR, Maine July 21—A generous grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation will support a new cervical screening program, making exams and pap smears—potentially life-saving procedures–readily available as part of primary care. Penobscot Community Health Care, which serves 60,000 Mainers, announced this week that the $100,000, two-year grant will support development of the program at four […]

Noah Nesin, “Family Doctor” and Public Health Leader, Honored by the State of Maine for Substance-Use Disorder Treatment

Noah Nesin, M.D., longtime family doctor and former chief medical officer at Penobscot Community Health Care, was honored by the state of Maine this week for his work treating substance use disorder.  Gov. Janet Mills, addressing the 2022 Opioid Response Summit, announced that the Governor’s Award would go to Nesin “in grateful appreciation” of his […]

New Telehealth Project Enhances Access in Jackman

JACKMAN, Maine July 1—An innovative project employing paramedics as urgent care providers—connected via telehealth to emergency room physicians 100 miles away—has launched successfully in one of Maine’s most remote communities. The federal grant-funded project has been up and running for about a month in this frontier community (pop. 823) less than 20 miles from the […]

A Statement Regarding Reproductive Health Care

Reproductive health care is a human right. Today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs. Wade, which for 50 years was settled law protecting a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, jeopardizes the health and well-being of women in this country, threatens disproportionately the lives and health of low-income women and women of color, and marks a […]