Posts Categorized: Press Releases

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 »

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 »

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 »

Jessamine Pottle Joins PCHC Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Jessamine (Jessie) Pottle, Marketing Director, CES, Inc., has joined its Board of Directors and is serving on PCHC’s Pediatric Center Fundraising Campaign Committee. Mr. Mark Woodward, PCHC Board Chair, states, “I have worked with Jessie on a variety of community projects, and have always been impressed by her deep understanding… Read more »

Kirk Round, DMD, Orthodontist to Join PCHC Dental Center

We are pleased to announce that Kirk Round, DMD, Orthodontist, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor. Dr. Round joins Dr. Kent Tableman on PCHC’s Orthodontic team and is accepting new patients. For an appointment, please call 207-992-2152. PCHC Dental Center accepts MaineCare, most dental insurances, and self-pay. Dr. Round received… Read more »

Longest Night Homeless Vigil Planned for December 21st

PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center, in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, will sponsor the Longest Night Homeless Vigil at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor on Wednesday, December 21st at 6pm. A few members of our local community will speak and share stories… Read more »

Sharyl White Joins PCHC as Chief Information Officer

We are pleased to announce that Sharyl White, BA, MCP, has joined Penobscot Community Health Care as Chief Information Officer where she will be responsible for oversight of PCHC’s information technology, infrastructure, information security, programming, and data services. Sharyl is a graduate of Colby College with over twenty years of experience in the IT industry. Since… Read more »

PCHC Providers Receive Maine Primary Care Excellence Awards

PCHC is pleased to announce that five of its providers were selected for Excellence Awards by the Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) and were recognized on October 19th at MPCA’s Annual Conference in Bar Harbor. David Ulrich, FNP-C, (Hope House Health & Living Center) received the Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award; Kay Nash, PA-C, (Helen Hunt Health… Read more »

PCHC Names 2016 Clinical & Non-Clinical Employees of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Lily Stadig, PBT, Client Service Specialist, Laboratory, and Angela Huff, BA, Helpdesk & Project Manager, IT Department, were named PCHC’s 2016 Clinical and Non-Clinical Employees of the Year! This year’s honorees provide exceptional care and service to others and were nominated by their fellow employees during PCHC’s Employee Appreciation… Read more »

Hope House’s Giving Hope Garden Earns MOFGA Blue Ribbons

PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center “Giving Hope Garden” brought home nine 1st place blue ribbons and one 2nd place ribbon for various vegetables entered at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) competition at the Common Ground Fair the weekend of September 24-25th.  Peppers, pumpkin, beans, carrots, garlic, and a few varieties… Read more »

PCHC to Open Dental Clinic for Students at Downeast School

PCHC Dental Center and Downeast Elementary School have partnered to offer students in-school dental care during the school year. Starting this fall, a licensed dentist and registered dental hygienist from PCHC Dental Center will offer preventive care (cleanings, x-rays, exams, sealants, and fluoride) and basic restorative care (fillings and extractions) for students at the school…. Read more »