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 »

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 »