Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Gets Healthier

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that its Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse is Getting Healthier with a new Fit 4 US Wellness Program.  The program enables members and staff to access healthy food options, experience exercise, and learn more about general health.  The Clubhouse model focuses on recovery from mental illness through the use of… Read more »

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Gets Healthier

Eric Buch Joins PCHC Board of Directors

PCHC is pleased to announce that Mr. Eric Buch, Director of Operations, Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC), has joined its Board of Directors. Ms. Jennifer Eastman, Esq., PCHC Board Chair, states, “Mr. Buch brings tremendous experience in social services and close connections to our community. We are thrilled to have Mr. Buch as a board… Read more »

Eric Buch

PCHC Names Employee of the Year, Hosts Employee Appreciation BBQs

PCHC is pleased to announce that Kate Francis, MA, Clinical Coordinator, Summer Street Health Center, was voted Employee of the Year by her fellow employees during PCHC’s Employee Appreciation Events. The Employee of the Year at PCHC is chosen for embodying the finest spirit and mission of Penobscot Community Health Care. Ms. Francis, an employee… Read more »

Kathleen Francis, 2013 Employee of the Year

PCHC Recognized as Leading Practice Site for 340B Pharmacies

PCHC is pleased to announce that its Pharmacy Department has been recognized as a leading practice site nationally for its 340B program. The 340B Program is a federal program designed to stretch scarce health care dollars. It allows health care organizations serving the underserved to access medications more affordably. The American Pharmacists Association and HRSA’s… Read more »

Pediatric Walk-In Care Opening August 19th

Pediatric Walk-In Care will be open and available to the community at Penobscot Pediatrics, 1068 Union Street, Bangor (near the Airport Mall) beginning August 19th. High-quality acute medical care, including urgent visits and treatment of non-emergency conditions, will be available for children Monday-Friday 7:30am to 7:30pm and Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays 9am to 4pm…. Read more »

Pediatric Walk-In Care Opening August 19th

Shawn Yardley Joins PCHC as Director of Community Services

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is extremely pleased to announce that Shawn Yardley, MS, has joined PCHC as its Director of Community Services. Mr. Yardley is well-known throughout the Bangor region and in State government. He served most recently for nine years as the Director of Health and Community Services for the City of Bangor;… Read more »

Shawn Yardley

Warren Center Named Area’s Best Hearing Aid Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Warren Center has been voted the Best Hearing Aid Center in the Bangor Area by consumers. According to Market Surveys of America, an independent survey company, the center provides the best service when it comes to hearing aids.  This is the 6th time that Warren… Read more »

Warren Center Named Best Hearing Aid Center 2013

Kernjeet Sandhu, MD, Joins Penobscot Community Health Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Kernjeet Sandhu, MD, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor. Dr. Sandhu’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Kernjeet Sandhu, MD, an undergraduate of the… Read more »

Kernjeet Sandhu MD

PCHC Hosting Health & Career Fair for Veterans: Serving Those Who Served

(PCHC) is pleased to host a health and career fair for veterans on Tuesday, August 13th 9am-12pm. Area schools and businesses will be available to help connect attendees to educational and employment opportunities, as well as health care options, and new services for Veterans such as My HealtheVet. Please join us for this exciting, free… Read more »

Serving those who served

Seaport Family Practice of Belfast Joins PCHC

On July 15th, Seaport Family Practice in Belfast joined Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) in Bangor and the practice become Seaport Community Health Center. Seaport Family Practice has been serving Waldo County for almost 30 years. It’s been a state and national leader in the transformation of health care. It has had mental health services… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center

PCHC to Host Public e-Waste Disposal Event August 3rd

PCHC has partnered with Electronics End, LLC, to offer the public a safe way to dispose of electronic waste. Join us between 10am-2pm on August 3rd at 1012 Union Street, Bangor (beside Burger King) to dispose of old computers, printers, monitors, phones, televisions, gaming consoles, and microwaves. Items with refrigerants, such as air conditioners and… Read more »

PCHC Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. PCHC earned top marks for its commitment to equitable,… Read more »

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Laura Connors, PA-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Laura Connors, PA-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits. Ms. Connors’ practice centers on all aspects of high-quality geriatric medical care, including patient physicals,… Read more »

Hope House Receives Check from Labor Ready

Leah Barteaux, Labor Ready Branch Manager, presented Ann Giggey, Hope House Manager, and Hope House staff with a check for $500 from Labor Ready’s National Headquarters on Wednesday, June 12th.  The Hope House was nominated for the funding by the local Labor Ready who hoped to recognize the efforts of the shelter and for consistently providing… Read more »

Hope House Labor Ready

Jonas Westbrook, DDS, Joins Helen Hunt Dental Center

Jonas Westbrook, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), has joined the dental center staff at PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town to provide high-quality oral health care for all ages. Dr. Westbrook received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from State University of New York at Buffalo… Read more »

Jonas Westbrook DDS

Jacques Weinstein, MBA, Joins PCHC Board of Directors

Jacques Weinstein, MBA, Certified General Appraiser, Appraisal Connection, LLC, has joined PCHC’s Board of Directors.  Jennifer Eastman, Esq., PCHC Board Chair, states, “Jacques is well-known within the community with over 28 years of experience in the appraisal business.  We are pleased to welcome him to our Board of Directors where his contributions will support our mission and… Read more »

Jacques Weinstein

Amy Freeman, MBA, Joins PCHC Board of Directors

Amy Freeman, MBA, Senior Commercial Credit Analyst, People’s United Bank, has joined PCHC’s Board of Directors.  Jennifer Eastman, Esq., PCHC Board Chair, states, “We are so pleased that Amy has joined our Board of Directors.  Amy brings a wealth of experience in both healthcare and finance, and will be a great asset to PCHC and an advocate… Read more »

Amy Freeman

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Receives $9,500 Grant

The Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse recently received a $9,500 grant from the Maine Community Foundation to support food service vocational training for the Clubhouse.  With this grant, Clubhouse members will receive training on food safety, customer service, and other aspects of the food service industry, as well as produce a video of the trainings.  The vocational trainings will… Read more »

Clubhouse Receives $1000 from Bangor Savings

Kathleen M. Hayden, Vice President and Branch Manager, Bangor Savings Bank presented members of PCHC’s Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse with a check for $1,000 on Friday, May 31st. Unlimited Solutions received a high number of write-in votes as part of the Community Matters More Campaign to win the funding. Carrie Lemos, OTR/L, MHRT-C, Clubhouse Executive Director, states,… Read more »

Clubhouse Receives $1000 from Bangor Savings

Dr. Wendy Wolf to Speak at Annual Meeting

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to welcome esteemed healthcare leader Wendy J. Wolf, M.D., M.P.H., to tonight’s Annual Meeting in Brewer. Dr. Wolf is the founding President and CEO of the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF), the state’s largest private health philanthropy. For over 13 years, Dr. Wolf has worked hand-in-hand with MeHAF… Read more »

Wendy Wolf & Ken Schmidt

City of Portland and UNE Co-Host 3rd Annual Maine Minority Health Conference June 4, 2013

PORTLAND – The City of Portland Minority Health Program in collaboration with the University of New England and Maine AIDS Education and Training Center (MEAETC), a division of Penobscot Community Health Center will host the 3rd Annual Maine Minority Health Conference on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the University… Read more »