Posts Categorized: Press Releases

PCHC Receives Grant for Dental Hygiene Therapist

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation. The grant will be used to pilot a Dental Hygiene Therapist at the PCHC Dental Center. Dental Hygiene Therapists are similar to what Physician Assistants are to a… Read more »

Penobscot Community Health Care Celebrates New Peds Center

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is celebrating the official opening of its new home for Penobscot Pediatrics. The new facility is located at 6 Telecom Drive in Bangor, space most recently occupied by the former Verizon call center. Penobscot Pediatrics’ new location will open its doors to patients on Monday, Nov. 4 at… Read more »

PCHC Receives Supplemental Grant for Behavioral Health

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a supplemental grant of $167,000 by the Health Resources and Services Administration for behavioral health. The Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) grant is to support an increase in access to integrated behavioral health services including mental health… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant Aimed at Opioid Crisis in Waldo County

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant with the purpose of combating the opioid crisis in Waldo County. The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Implementation Grant is awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and… Read more »

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse to Host Musical Fundraiser

BANGOR – Melodies for the Mind, a musical event to benefit Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 at the Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center (PAC). The inaugural fundraiser will be held on World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant Aimed at Reducing Overdose Deaths

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, has been awarded a $50,000 grant with the purpose of helping to reduce death due to overdose, and encourage the process of recovery.  The funds will be used to distribute naloxone, which is a safe, highly effective life-saving medication that… Read more »

PCHC Receives Highly Competitive HRSA Grant

BANGOR – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maine, in partnership with The University of Maine School of Nursing in Orono, Harrington Family Health Center in Harrington, and Hometown Health Center in Newport and Dexter, has received a four-year grant award to support a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency Program…. Read more »

Quirk Subaru Shares the Love with PCHC’s Hope House

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC)’s Hope House Health and Living Center was pleased to receive a generous donation of $34,650 from Subaru of America and Quirk Subaru as part of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Campaign at a check presentation on Wednesday.  From November 15, 2018 and January 2, 2019, Subaru of America and… Read more »

Michele Broadhurst, DC, Chiropractor, Joins PCHC

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Michele Broadhurst, DC, has joined the providers and staff at Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor. Dr. Broadhurst has over 15 years of experience as a Chiropractor and is dedicated to providing compassionate, effective medical care to patients suffering from chronic pain. Her… Read more »

Sandra Ewer, FNP, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Joins PCHC

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Sandra Ewer, FNP, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, has joined the providers and staff at Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor. Sandra has more than 20 years of nursing experience in the greater Bangor region and is dedicated to providing high quality, individualized women’s… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Awards $15,000 to Jackman Community Health Center

Jackman, Maine— Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund recently awarded a $15,000 grant to make heating and cooling system improvements (heat pumps) in newly renovated space at Jackman Community Health Center.  Jackman Community Health Center (JCHC) is located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, and is staffed by… Read more »

Homeless Vigil Planned for December 21st

Bangor’s Annual Homeless Memorial Day Bangor, Maine — PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center, in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, the Shaw House, and FACT (Families and Children Together), will sponsor a Homeless Vigil at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor on Friday, December 21nd… Read more »

PCHC Names 2018 Clinical & Non-Clinical Employees of the Year

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Wuanita Elkins, Patient Service Representative at Capehart Community Health Center, and Danielle Reardon, MHRT, Clubhouse Unit Coordinator at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, were named PCHC’s 2018 Non-Clinical and Clinical Employees of the Year! Employees of the Year at PCHC are chosen for embodying the finest spirit,… Read more »

R(a)pelling Stigma: PCHC Goes Over the Edge for Recovery

Adventure Fundraising Event to Be Held October 17 at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has partnered with Over the Edge to bring a brand new event to Bangor this October. R(a)pelling Stigma is an adventure fundraiser featuring an exciting opportunity for members of the public to rappel down the Cross Insurance… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Awards $10,000 to Jackman Community Health Center

Jackman, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund recently awarded a $10,000 grant to help fund building renovations and improvements at Jackman Community Health Center.  Jackman Community Health Center is located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, and is staffed by Patricia Doyle, MD. Lori Dwyer, Esq., President… Read more »

PCHC Receives Maine Cancer Foundation Grant Award

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce a two-year grant award received from the Maine Cancer Foundation in the amount of $100,000 to support efforts to improve colorectal screening rates. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of new cancer cases and cancer-related death in Maine. Screening is vital to prevention and successful… Read more »

Libra Foundation Supports PCHC’s Brewer School Based Health Centers

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Libra Foundation Fund recently awarded a $10,000 grant in support of PCHC’s Brewer School Based Health Centers. With clinics at the Brewer Community School and Brewer High School, PCHC provides more than 1700 students access to medical, dental, and mental health services. Lori Dwyer,… Read more »

PCHC Earns “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” Designation

PCHC joins only 418 healthcare providers nationwide to earn the “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has been recognized for the eighth year in a row as a “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality… Read more »