PCHC Hosts Diabetes Expo

PCHC, in collaboration with St. Joseph Hospital, hosted an informational Diabetes Expo on Friday, November 1st at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. The expo featured special guest speaker and Diabetes Champion, Ruth Charne, (click here to learn more about Ruth Charne) several area vendors and free giveaways, as well as a cooking demonstration and educational sessions on… Read more »

Bangor Community Partners For Clean Up

 The City of Bangor, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), and numerous partner organizations are proud to work together for a collaborative community project, “Pines” Clean Up, as part of the United Way of Eastern Maine’s Days of Caring, Friday, October 25, 2013.  Event Information What:              “Pines” Clean Up When:              October… Read more »

Tina Brown, FNP-C, Joins Penobscot Community Health Center

Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Tina Brown, RN, MSN, FNP-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor.  Ms. Brown’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Brown… Read more »

Announcing PCHC’s New Website

PCHC is happy to announce the arrival of its new, updated website! Our website was rebuilt from the ground up with the latest web technologies to make finding the information you need faster and easier. Some new features include: Brand-new search — find providers, services, locations and more quickly and easily. Advanced provider search tools… Read more »

PCHC Launches New Website

PCHC Dental Center Now Offering Orthodontics

PCHC is pleased to announce the addition of orthodontics to the range of services offered at PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union Street, Bangor.  Very few offices in the state accept MaineCare for these services so it is especially important to PCHC’s mission and to patient access.  To provide these services, PCHC has welcomed experience orthodontist, Edward… Read more »

Lawrence Smith, MD, Certified as Medical Director In Long Term Care

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Lawrence Smith, MD, PCHC Community Care and Geriatrics Medical Director, has earned certification as Medical Director in Long Term Care from the Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP).  The Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care Program was created to… Read more »

PCHC & St. Joseph Healthcare to Host 2013 Diabetes Expo

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and St. Joseph Healthcare are hosting a Diabetes Expo on Friday, November 1st 9am-3pm at Jeff’s Catering in the East/West Industrial Park, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer. The Diabetes Expo will feature special guest speaker and Diabetes Champion, Ruth Charne, several area vendors and free giveaways, as well as a cooking… Read more »

Peggy Clark, Speech-Language Pathologist, Joins Warren Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Peggy Clark, MA, CCC-SLP, has joined the staff of PCHC’s Warren Center to provide Speech Therapy Services.  Ms. Clark received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chattanooga, TN, and her Masters of Science in Communication from the University of Maine.  Prior to joining Penobscot… Read more »

Health Insurance Marketplace Opening Celebrated in Bangor

Consumers Encouraged to Enroll for Health Insurance Coverage Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) invite you to join the Bangor kickoff campaign to educate Maine people about the new Health Insurance Marketplace on the opening day of enrollment, October 1st.  Other kick-off events are being hosted in Lewiston, Portland, Presque… Read more »

Dr. Robert Allen to Receive MHMC’s 20 in 20 Award

PCHC is pleased to announce that Robert P. Allen MD, MHCM, FACC, Executive Medical Director has been named to Maine Health Management Coalition’s (MHMC) 20 in 20 list of influential health care leaders and is slated to receive the award at MHMC’s Annual Symposium on October 10th.   The contest, which opened in June of this year,… Read more »

PCHC Hosting Flu Clinics in Bangor, Brewer, & Old Town

PCHC is hosting flu clinics throughout September and October at several of their sites in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town. PCHC is happy to offer these vaccines to PCHC patients ages 6 months and older. It is important that everyone gets vaccinated. Protect those you care about this flu season – don’t get sick, get… Read more »

PCHC Receives Grant for Home-based Geriatric Primary Care

PCHC has received a $24,912 grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation for its “At-Risk Geriatric In-Home Expansion” Project. The purpose of the project is to increase PCHC’s capacity to provide home-based primary care to patients age 65 or older who have one or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, congestive heart failure, end-stage… Read more »

Hope House Cultivates Community Garden

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Hope House guests, staff, and volunteers have sustained a community garden for the third year. The produce is used for meals at the Hope House Shelter, with extra produce distributed to Summer Street Health Center, Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, and Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. The garden… Read more »

Hope House Cultivates Community Garden

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