Posts By: Kate Thomas

Homeless Vigil Planned for December 22nd

PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center, in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, will sponsor a Homeless Vigil at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor on Friday, December 22nd at 6pm. A few members of our local community will speak and share stories of and… Read more »

Skowhegan Savings Bank Foundation Awards $25,000 for Renovations at Jackman Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce that the Skowhegan Savings Bank Charitable Foundation recently awarded PCHC a $25,000 grant to support renovations to the Jackman Community Health Center facility at 376 Main Street, Jackman. The funding will support overall building upgrades, including utility and energy efficiency improvements. “We are grateful for the support of the Skowhegan… Read more »

James Cash, DC, Chiropractor, Joins Helen Hunt Health Center

We are pleased to announce that James Cash, DC, Chiropractor, has joined the clinicians and staff of Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town. Dr. Cash’s specialty practice centers on all aspects of high-quality chiropractic care, which involves a variety of treatment approaches and adjustments to the spine and other areas of the… Read more »

PCHC Recognized for Outstanding Patient Care in Hypertension and Diabetes

PCHC has received The Guideline Advantage™ Hypertension Control and Diabetes Management Achievement Award for attaining specific quality improvement metrics supported by American Heart Association Hypertension Guidelines and American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The Guideline Advantage is a quality improvement program in collaboration with American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and American… Read more »

Kelley Strout, PhD, RN, Joins PCHC Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Kelley Strout, PhD, RN, has joined our Board of Directors. Dr. Strout is Assistant Professor at the University of Maine, School of Nursing where she is actively involved in the health needs of the greater Bangor community and coordinates all clinical placements for community and public health at UMaine School… Read more »

Amy Langley, FNP, Recognized by Maine Primary Care Association for Nurse Practitioner Excellence

We are pleased to announce that Amy Langley, Family Nurse Practitioner, was the 2017 recipient of the Maine Primary Care Association’s (MPCA) Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award. The Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award is presented to the clinician who exemplifies the best of primary care medicine for the underserved, reaches high standards of quality care, adopts and advances… Read more »

Community Care Partnership of Maine ACO Achieves Medicare Shared Savings

Community Care Partnership of Maine (CCPM), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) comprised of 11 member health care organizations throughout Maine, is pleased to announce the achievement of shared savings in its first year of participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). For the 2016 performance year, CCPM achieved $4.3 million in total savings for… Read more »

Megan A. Sanders, Esq., Named PCHC General Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Megan A. Sanders, Esq., currently PCHC’s Vice President of Human Resources and Associate General Counsel has been named Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel of the organization. Ms. Sanders, who has served PCHC since 2016, replaces Lori Dwyer, Esq., who was named PCHC President and CEO on September… Read more »

PCHC Names 2017 Clinical & Non-Clinical Employees of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Maggie Vance, CPhT, Prescription Refill Specialist at Penobscot Community Health Center, and Abagail Smith, Housing Navigator at Hope House Health & Living Center, were named PCHC’s 2017 Clinical and Non-Clinical Employees of the Year! Employees of the Year at PCHC are chosen for embodying the finest spirit, mission, and… Read more »

Lori Dwyer, Esq. Named PCHC President & Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is thrilled to announce Lori Dwyer, Esq. has been selected as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Ms. Dwyer has served as PCHC’s senior vice president, general counsel and compliance and risk officer for the past 5 years. After a national search and… Read more »

PCHC Receives Cardinal Health Foundation Grant to Increase Opioid Safety

The Cardinal Health Foundation announced that it has awarded Penobscot Community Health Care grant funding from its Generation Rx Best Practices in Pain Management program. Penobscot Community Health Care is one of 10 healthcare organizations that received a one-year grant to create measurable action plans designed to modify opioid prescribing, increase patient engagement and improve… Read more »

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Re-Accredited by Clubhouse International

We are pleased to announce that Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, a service of PCHC, has again achieved accreditation through Clubhouse International for a three-year period. Clubhouse International Accreditation involves an evaluation of the Clubhouse in terms of fidelity to the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs, and after careful study and consideration concludes with one of several… Read more »

Chuck LeBlanc, DC, Chiropractor, Joins Brewer Medical Center

We are pleased to announce that Chuck LeBlanc, DC, Chiropractor, has joined the medical staff at Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer. Dr. LeBlanc’s specialty practice centers on all aspects of high-quality chiropractic care, which involves a variety of treatment approaches and adjustments to the spine and other areas of the body in order… Read more »

PCHC Dental Center Welcomes New Residents

We are pleased to announce that three new General Practice Dental Residents have joined PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor, under the direction of Terri Bell, DDS, MS, MBA, Dental Residency Program Director. PCHC welcomes Isatu Bah, DDS, Christopher Ford, DMD, and Matthew Janda, DDS. PCHC graduated Stephanie Pouzol, DMD, Michael Cabral, DMD, and Alexis… Read more »

PCHC Graduates Pharmacy Residents, Welcomes New Class

We are pleased to announce the addition of five new residents to our accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program. PCHC welcomes Kevin DeLeonardo, Pharm D, Minh Hoang, Pharm D, Elaina Rosario, Pharm D, Kristene Welch, Pharm D and Kristopher Ravin, Pharm D. PCHC recently graduated Matthew Christie, PharmD, Kathryn Cunniff, PharmD, Irene Madrigal,… Read more »

Thomas Beebe, Audiologist, Joins PCHC Medical Specialists

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Beebe, AuD, has joined PCHC’s Medical Specialists, 992 Union Street, Bangor, to provide high-quality audiology services, including hearing evaluations and hearing aid services. Dr. Beebe is an undergraduate of Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, and received his Doctor of Audiology Degree from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Prior… Read more »

Victor Hwang, DMD, Joins PCHC Dental Center

We are pleased to announce that Victor Hwang, DMD, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor to provide high-quality oral health care, including management of medically complex patients. Victor Hwang, received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University School of… Read more »

Meredith H. Jones Joins PCHC Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Meredith H. Jones has joined PCHC’s Board of Directors and is serving on its Pediatric Center Fundraising Campaign Committee. Ms. Jones is the former President and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation, retiring from the foundation in 2015 after 16 years of service. Mr. Mark Woodward, PCHC Board Chair, states,… Read more »

PCHC Highlights Opioid Crisis Efforts at Annual Meeting – Bestows 2017 Dr. Robert P. Allen Quality Awards

PCHC hosted its Annual Meeting on April 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, with more than one hundred in attendance, including staff, Board Members, and community collaborators. The meeting highlighted the efforts of PCHC and the community in facing the opioid crisis with compassion. PCHC was honored to welcome keynote speaker A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed…. Read more »

PCHC Earns “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” Designation

PCHC has been recognized for the seventh year in a row as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. The honor is given to facilities that meet LGBT-inclusive benchmarks that are part of the… Read more »