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 »

Lisa Bergmark, PA-C Joins PCHC’s Brewer School-Based Health

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Bergmark, PA-C has joined our Brewer School Based Health Centers located at the Brewer High School and the Brewer Community School.  PCHC currently hosts a medical office at each location and offers a unique opportunity for students to receive health care when they need it at school. The student health… Read more »

Warren Center Named Area’s Best Hearing Aid Center for 9th Year

We are pleased to announce that the Warren Center, which provides speech and hearing services as part of PCHC’s Medical Specialists Office at 992 Union Street, Bangor, 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 Warren Center provides the… Read more »

Dana Catalfamo, Ph.D., PA-C, Joins PCHCs Brewer Medical Center

We are pleased to announce that Dana Catalfamo, Ph.D., PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Brewer Medical center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer.  Ms. Catalfamo’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Catalfamo received her undergraduate degree from Florida Gulf… Read more »

Jennifer Lipka, DO, Joins Penobscot Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Lipka, DO, Doctor of Osteopathy has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor.  Dr. Lipka’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Dr. Lipka received her undergraduate degree from the… Read more »

Jennifer MacDonald, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Winterport Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer MacDonald, FNP, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Winterport Community Health Center, 775 North Main Street, Winterport. Ms. MacDonald’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. MacDonald received her undergraduate degree from Central Methodist University… Read more »

Hope House Softball Tournament Planned for September 6

PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center is hosting a coed softball tournament at the Union Street Softball Fields on Sunday, September 6 and is seeking both teams to participate and sponsorships for the event which benefits Hope House Health and Living Center. The registration fee for a team of 12-15 players is $250 and… Read more »

PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center receives Grant from Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Hope House Health and Living Center recently received a $50,000 grant from Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. This grant will be used to fund general operations in order to support the mission of the Hope House Health and Living Center which provides a safe place to… Read more »

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

We are pleased to announce that the providers and staff of Jackman Community Health Center, 376 Main Street, Jackman, have achieved Level III Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest level awarded for NCQA Recognition. The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model for… Read more »

Dawn Cook Named PCHC’s Chief Operations Officer

We are pleased to announce that Dawn Cook has been named PCHC’s Chief Operations Officer.  Ms. Cook has served since 2012 as a senior leader and for over a year as PCHC’s Chief Practice Officer, overseeing all PCHC practices and direct patient/client services.  As a member of PCHC’s Executive Leadership team, Ms. Cook provides oversight of… Read more »

Rebecca Casey, PMHNP, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Casey, PMHNP, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 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. Casey’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality mental health care. Ms. Casey received… Read more »

Morgan Benter, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Joins PCHC’s Penobscot Pediatrics

We are pleased to announce that Morgan Benter, PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Pediatrics, 1068 Union Street, Bangor.  Ms. Benter’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality pediatric medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Benter received her undergraduate degree from the University… Read more »

Exploring Best Practices in Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Patient Care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a report profiling the experiences of more than 20 hospitals and community health centers that utilize interprofessional collaboration to achieve better patient outcomes, including PCHC. The report, Lessons From the Field: Promising Interprofessional Collaboration Practices, helps health care entities assess the potential benefits of interprofessional collaboration and offers a… Read more »

Jackman Community Health Center Receives $5,000 Grant from Maine Community Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Jackman Community Health Center has received $5,000 from the Western Mountains Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support outreach and development efforts for raising community awareness that the practice now offers x-ray services.  With these efforts, PCHC hopes more patients will be seen locally for x-ray services than in… Read more »

Karla Anne Rella, PNP-C, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Penobscot Pediatrics

We are pleased to announce that Karla Anne Rella, PNP-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Pediatrics, 1068 Union Street, Bangor to provide Pediatric Walk-In Care.  Ms. Rella’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality pediatric medical care, including patient physicals and acute visits. Ms. Rella received her undergraduate nursing degree from Liberty… Read more »

Ellen Lauer, DO, Named Young Physician of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ellen Lauer, DO, Pediatrician at Penobscot Pediatrics, has been named the Maine Osteopathic Association’s Young Physician of the Year!  Dr. Lauer was recognized for her anti-bullying education work called “Skate Don’t Hate” with Central Maine Derby. She has made a significant impact on the lives of many youth living in… Read more »