PCHC Welcomes New Board Directors

We are pleased to welcome three new volunteers who have joined PCHC’s governing Board of Directors: Ms. Carin Sychterz, Ned Robertson, DMD, and Robert Allen, MD. Mr. Mark Woodward, PCHC Board Chair, states, “We are pleased that these three community-minded professionals have joined PCHC’s Governing Board. They each bring a range of non-profit expertise and experience… Read more »

PCHC Graduates Pharmacy Residents, Welcomes New

We are pleased to announce the addition of six new residents to its accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program. PCHC welcomes Matthew Christie, PharmD, Kathryn Cunniff, PharmD, Irene Madrigal, PharmD, Nicholas Michaud, PharmD, Shilpa Nair, PharmD, and Meagan Rusby, PharmD. PCHC recently graduated Jessica Bates, PharmD, Michela Fiori, PharmD, and Charles-Gregor Flores Derupe,… Read more »

Maine Health Access Foundation Awards Funds to PCHC Dental Center to Strengthen Services

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) has announced the award of $148,568 to five nonprofit dental clinics that are part of Maine’s oral health safety net to strengthen their capacity to provide high quality, affordable dental care for low-income Mainers. PCHC Dental Center was the recipient of a $25,000 award as part of this grant…. Read more »

Hope House Health & Living Center Employee of Promise receives Maine Development Foundation Scholarship

As a Next Step Maine Employer engaged in Maine Development Foundation’s statewide Employers’ Initiative working to advance the skills and education of Maine’s workforce, Hope House Health & Living Center participated in the fourth annual Next Step Maine Employees of Promise Scholarship Program nominating their employees for scholarship awards to support the completion of a… Read more »

Todd O’Brien, Podiatrist, Detects Fractures via Smartphone

PCHC is pleased to announce that Todd O’Brien, DPM, Podiatrist at PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town, was recently invited to speak at the World Podiatry Congress in Montreal regarding a novel way to detect fractures of the foot and ankle via smartphone. Dr. O’Brien discussed an alternative screening technique using an… Read more »

Dr. Susan McKinley, Pediatrician, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce that Susan McKinley, MD, experienced Pediatrician, has joined the providers and staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Dr. McKinley’s practice centers on high-quality medical care for patients from birth to age 26, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance, with special interest in developmental… Read more »

PCHC Awarded Northeast Delta Dental Foundation Grant

We are pleased to announce that the board of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has approved a grant of $7,980 to help PCHC’s Dental Center at Helen Hunt Health Center purchase a Gendex Sensor System which will expand x-ray capacity and help improve image quality of dental radiographs. The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is committed to… Read more »

Samantha Gilligan, FNP-C, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Gilligan, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Ms. Gilligan’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Gilligan received both her undergraduate degree and her… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center Earns Highest NCQA Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

We are pleased to announce that the providers and staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast, have again achieved the highest level of recognition, Level III, as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Seaport Community Health Center providers and staff first earned recognition from NCQA as… Read more »

Morag Robertson, AGNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

We are pleased to announce that Morag Robertson, AGNP-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics, whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits. Ms. Robertson’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality geriatric care. Ms. Robertson received her undergraduate degree from the University… Read more »

Natalie Sigwart, DDS, Joins PCHC Dental Center

We are pleased to announce that Natalie Sigwart, DDS, 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. Dr. Sigwart received her undergraduate pre-dentistry degree at Towson University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore… Read more »

PCHC Providers Named Medical Directors

We are pleased to announce that Meghan Mamula, DO, and Kristen Martin, DO, have been named Medical Directors of Brewer Medical Center and Penobscot Pediatrics respectively. Brewer Medical Center is located at 735 Wilson Street, Brewer, and Penobscot Pediatrics is located at 1068 Union Street, Bangor. Dr. Mamula has been with PCHC for over 15… Read more »

Megan A. Sanders, Esq., Joins PCHC as VP of Human Resources & Associate General Counsel

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Megan A. Sanders, Esq. has joined Penobscot Community Health Care as Vice President of Human Resources and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining PCHC, Ms. Sanders served at the University of Maine, most recently as Chief of Staff to President Susan J. Hunter, Ph.D., and… Read more »

Todd O’Brien, DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Joins PCHC

We are pleased to announce that Todd O’Brien, DPM, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Helen Hunt Health Center, 242 Brunswick Street, Old Town. Dr. O’Brien’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality podiatric care. Dr. O’Brien received his undergraduate degree from Bates College and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from Scholl College of… Read more »

Community Care Partnership of Maine Selected For Medicare Shared Savings Program

New hospitals and health care providers join successful, cutting-edge federal initiative that cuts costs and puts patients at the center of their care – Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 121 new participants – representing 49 states… Read more »

PCHC Chief Pharmacy Officer Recognized by ASHP for Advocacy

We are pleased to announce that Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS, Chief Pharmacy Officer, was recognized December 7th by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for her exceptional leadership and advocacy for patients and the profession of Pharmacy. The ASHP Political Action Committee recognized Dr. Homsted during the Midyear Residency Showcase in New Orleans, Louisiana, in… Read more »