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 »

Laurie Yntema, MD, Geriatrician Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

We are pleased to announce that Laurie Yntema, MD, 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. Dr. Yntema’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality geriatric care. Dr. Yntema received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore… Read more »

Maggy Lespinasse, MD, Pediatrician, Joins Penobscot Pediatrics

We are pleased to announce that Maggy Lespinasse, MD, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Pediatrics, 1068 Union Street, Bangor.  Dr. Lespinasse’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality pediatric medical care, including patient physicals and acute visits. Dr. Lespinasse received her undergraduate degree from York College of the City University of New… Read more »

Longest Night Homeless Vigil Planned for December 22nd

PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center, in collaboration with the Hammond Street Congregational Church and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, will sponsor the Homeless Vigil at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High Street, Bangor on Tuesday, December 22nd. Please join us in remembering those who passed away in homelessness this year. Event Details Date:  … Read more »

Dr. David Rawcliffe Joins Brewer Medical Center

We are pleased to announce that David Rawcliffe, DO, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer.  Dr. Rawcliffe’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance, for people of all ages. Dr. Rawcliffe received undergraduate degrees in Zoology/Genetics and… Read more »

PCHC Receives $5,000 Plum Creek Grant to Support Jackman Community Health Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the Trustees of the Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to help fund a HVAC Installation Project at Jackman Community Health Center.  Jackman Community Health Center is located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, and is staffed by Patricia Doyle, MD, and Anna Babiarz,… Read more »

PCHC Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by National Survey

PCHC has been recognized 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.  This is the fifth year in a row that PCHC has earned this recognition. The honor is given to facilities that… Read more »

Dr. Trip Gardner, PCHC’s Chief Psychiatric Officer, Receives Dorothea Dix Award

PCHC is pleased to announce that Vernon Trip Gardner, III, MD, PCHC’s Chief Psychiatric Officer, is the 2015 recipient of the Dorothea Dix Award.  The Dorothea Dix Award is given to those dedicated to promoting recovery and improving the quality of life of people living with mental illness or mental disabilities.  The award was presented to… Read more »

A Home for the Holidays Benefit Dinner & Auction December 2nd

PCHC invites you to “A Home for the Holidays” Benefit Dinner and Auction on December 2nd at the Bangor Conference Center to support Hope House Health & Living Center and those who are homeless in our community. Tickets for the event are still available, as are various sponsorship opportunities. For tickets or information, please visit www.HopeHouseBangor.org. … Read more »

Michael P. Jones, CPA, Joins PCHC Board of Directors

PCHC is pleased to announce that Michael P. Jones, CPA of BBSC CPAs (formerly Beatham, Bernier, Seekins & Colpritt, CPAs), has joined its Board of Directors.  Ms. Jennifer Eastman, Esq., PCHC Board Chair, states, “We are so pleased that Michael has joined our Board of Directors. He brings a wealth of experience in the areas… Read more »

Deborah MacLean, PMH-NP, Recognized by MPCA for Behavioral Health Excellence

We are pleased to announce that Deborah MacLean, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP) was the 2015 recipient of the Maine Primary Care Association’s (MPCA) Behavioral Health Excellence Award.  Ms. MacLean was recognized at the Maine Primary Care Association Annual Conference in Bar Harbor on October 21st. The award is given annually to a clinician… Read more »

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Awarded to Global Community Mental Health Organization

For the first time in its history, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded its prestigious Hilton Humanitarian Prize to Fountain House/Clubhouse International of which Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse is a member. Each year, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation presents the award, the world’s largest humanitarian prize, to an organization that is doing extraordinary work to alleviate… Read more »

PCHC Names 2015 Clinical & Non-Clinical Employees of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Marie Brown, Assistant Clinical Coordinator, Helen Hunt Health Center, and Alta Worcester, Patient Service Representative, Brewer Medical Center, were named PCHC’s 2015 Clinical and Non-Clinical Employees of the Year!  Both of this year’s honorees provide exceptional care and service to others and were nominated by their fellow employees during PCHC’s… Read more »

Need Health Insurance Through the Federal Marketplace?

PCHC’s Outreach and Enrollment team is gearing up for a very busy Marketplace Open Enrollment Period where they help patients and the public sign up for health insurance through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.  Open Enrollment will run from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.  Temporary assisters have been hired to ensure there are enough… Read more »

Aaron Ballman Joins PCHC Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Aaron Ballman, Software Security Engineer, CERT, has joined its Board of Directors.  Ms. Jennifer Eastman, Esq., PCHC Board Chair, states, “We are pleased to welcome Aaron as our newest Board member. Aaron is a young professional with extensive software expertise and we are pleased that he has volunteered… Read more »