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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that the providers and staff of Winterport Community Health Center, 775 North Main Street, Winterport, 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… Read more »

PCHC Now Offering eConsults for Specialty Care

PCHC is pleased to announce the addition of specialty econsults to its list of services at most of its primary care locations. The project is in collaboration with Community Health Centers, Inc. headquartered in Middletown, CT, who launched an eConsult network for specialty care as part of the New England eConsult Network (NEECN). eConsults are clinical… Read more »

Health Center Featured in AHRQ Guidebook as Model for Integrated Care

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that its Summer Street Health Center practice was featured in A Guidebook of Professional Practices for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration, recently released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), an arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Summer Street… Read more »

Health Fair May 7th at Brewer Community School

PCHC’s Brewer School-Based Health Center is hosting its 6th Annual Health Fair at the Brewer Community School on Thursday, May 7th 8:30am-12:30pm. The event focuses on health and safety and will feature several area businesses and organizations. The Health Fair is geared toward children in Grades 5-8 and will cover topics ranging from bullying, nutrition,… Read more »

Penobscot Community Health Care Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

PCHC has achieved national accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this medical practice by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an accredited organization means Penobscot Community Health Care has met nationally recognized standards for the provision… Read more »

PCHC Outreach & Enrollment Specialists Help Over 5,000 People

We are pleased to announce many positive results from outreach and enrollment efforts during the 2014-2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period which ran from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015, and was extended to April 30 for those facing tax penalties. PCHC’s team of Outreach and Enrollment Specialists are dedicated to helping uninsured Mainers… Read more »

PCHC Receives Maine Cancer Foundation Grant Award

PCHC is pleased to announce a recent grant award received from Maine Cancer Foundation in the amount of $38,500 to support efforts to reduce gaps in cancer screening for its patients. The goal of the project is to increase the percentage of patients who obtain appropriate cancer screenings and to improve patient outcomes by identifying cancers… Read more »

PCHC Receives $9,850 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $9,850 grant to Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) to help fund the Urgent Care Accessibility Project at Jackman Community Health Center (JCHC). The project aims to improve the urgent care facility at Jackman Community Health Center, which is part of the Penobscot Community Health Care network, by redesigning… Read more »

Christine Finn-McLaughlin, MBA Named PCHC CFO

We are pleased to announce that Christine Finn-McLaughlin, MBA, has joined Penobscot Community Health Care’s Leadership Team to serve as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial oversight, including accounting systems, internal controls, and budget management. An undergraduate of the University of Maine, Ms. Finn-McLaughlin received her Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the… Read more »

Monica Finley, FNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

We are pleased to announce that Monica Finley, 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. Finley’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality nursing home care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health… Read more »

Samara Shiromani, FNP-C, Joins Penobscot Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce that Samara Shiromani, FNP-C, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Penobscot Community Health Center, 1012 Union Street, Bangor. Ms. Shiromani’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Shiromani received her undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduating cum laude,… Read more »

Michelle LaCombe, PMHNP, Joins Brewer Medical Center

PCHC is pleased to announce that Michelle LaCombe, PMHNP, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson Street, Brewer, to provide integrated mental health services for patients of that practice. Ms. LaCombe received her undergraduate degree from Husson University and her Master in Nursing also from Husson University. Prior to joining… Read more »