Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Jackman Community Health Center now offers x-ray services. The service is available to patients and the community and is provided by a Licensed Radiology Technician. Jackman Community Health Center is located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, and is staffed by Patricia Doyle, MD, and Anna Babiarz, PA-C. The practice is open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, with extended hours until 7pm on Thursday, and also offers 24/7 urgent care.
Dawn Cook, Chief Operating Officer, states, “We are thrilled to be able to resume x-ray services for the community of Jackman in the convenience of their hometown! Due to low volumes and limited technician availability, this is a part-time service, but our goal is to be as responsive as possible to our patients’ needs.”
Jackman Community Health Center provides health care for over 1,000 patients with almost 4,000 patient visits each year and is the only primary care provider within 50 miles. The center recently underwent major renovations and offers family medicine, dental hygiene, pharmacy services, x-ray, 24/7 urgent care, mental health, and substance abuse services. The practice joined PCHC in February 2014.
Cook further states, “The process of getting radiology back on line was a lengthy process, and we appreciate everyone’s patience. This complex work included, assuring proper oversight, that regulations were met, that equipment was inspected by a physicist, and that connectivity to a tertiary medical center’s system was in place. To be able to deliver this service, our IT and clinical team worked closely with Eastern Maine Health Systems, who will support the storage of images, and Spectrum Radiology, who will perform the radiology readings.”