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 »

Brad Olsen, DPT, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce that Brad Olsen, DPT, Physical Therapist, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Seaport Community Health Center, 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast.  Mr. Olsen’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality physical therapy. Mr. Olsen received his undergraduate degree from Gordon College and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce… Read more »

PCHC Practice Receives Donation from Camden National Bank’s Hope at Home Campaign

PCHC is pleased to announce that its practice Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor, was a recent recipient of Camden National Bank’s Hope at Home Campaign.  Penobscot Community Health Center was nominated by an anonymous individual to receive the $100 donation.   Representatives of Camden National Bank presented the donation on behalf of the… Read more »

PCHC Graduates Pharmacy Residents, Welcomes New

PCHC is pleased to announce the addition of three new residents to its accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program. PCHC welcomes Jessica Bates, PharmD, Michela Fiori, PharmD, and Charles-Gregor Flores Derupe, PharmD. PCHC recently graduated John Scolaro, PharmD, Karilynn Dowling, PharmD, and Chelsea Magee, PharmD from the PGY1 program. Karilynn Dowling, PharmD and… Read more »

Erin Barker, FNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

PCHC  is pleased to announce that Erin Barker, FNP-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics, whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits.  Ms. Barker’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality, up-to-date health care to nursing home patients, including patient physicals,… Read more »

PCHC Dental Center Graduates Residents and Welcomes New

PCHC is pleased to announce that four new General Practice Dental Residents have joined PCHC Dental Center, under the direction of Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, Chief Dental Officer and General Practice Residency Director.  The residents are fully licensed dentists who have chosen to participate in an additional year of training at an accredited Dental Center. General… Read more »

PCHC’s Community Pharmacy Residency Program Accredited

PCHC is pleased to announce the accreditation of its Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association. The accreditation process is a rigorous review of all aspects of the program to ensure it is able to meet the very highest of standards. PCHC… Read more »

Hope House Receives Donation from Bangor Federal Credit Union

PCHC is pleased to announce that Bangor Federal Credit Union has generously donated $2,000 to PCHC’s Hope House Health & Living Center to help fund hunger initiatives. The Hope House currently serves three meals per day for guests, serving 942 meals last week alone, and relies on donations from community organizations to assist with food costs…. Read more »

Jackman Community Health Center to Offer X-ray

Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Jackman Community Health Center now offers x-ray services. The service is available to patients and the community and is provided by a Licensed Radiology Technician. Jackman Community Health Center is located at 376 Main Street, Jackman, and is staffed by Patricia Doyle,… Read more »

Amelia Nealley, PA, Physician Assistant Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

We are pleased to announce that Amelia Nealley, PA, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics, whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits. Ms. Nealley’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality nursing home care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health… Read more »