Archive for October, 2010

Time is running out – 5th Annual Chefs Soirée

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Bartlett of Bartlett Maine Estate Winery


Chef Scott Johnson


Bringing Maine’s Heritage Foods to Life by Maine’s Culinary Best!  

Join St. Mary’s for our 5th Annual Chefs Soirée: Bringing Maine’s Heritage Foods to Life by Maine’s Culinary Best! The event will be held on November 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm at the Nutrition Center of Maine, 208 Bates Street in Lewiston.                       

We will enjoy an evening with Chef Scott Johnson, a native of Auburn, who will be preparing the main entrée and coordinating the night’s activities. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Scott was singled out by Esquire magazine as one of the nation’s top five “rising chefs” in 2004.  Scott and his colleagues will take us through the history of New England’s heritage foods, their effect on local economies, and the role of agriculture in Maine’s contemporary culinary landscape.   

Maine fisherman and lobsterman Proctor Wells, Jim Armaral of Borealis Breads, Mike Thompson of Thompson Orchards, and Robert Bartlett of Bartlett Maine Estate Winery will make the night a truly amazing event showcasing the many agricultural products of Maine!   

Guests will take pleasure in wine, watch demonstrations, learn from some of Maine’s best, and enjoy a wonderful meal!   

Proceeds will support St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine. Founded on the belief that good health relies upon access to healthy food, the Nutrition Center promotes community health through a variety of programs, including nutrition education, urban gardening, and emergency food distribution.   

Tickets are $100 each. Registration deadline is October 29, 2010.  Tickets will be held at the door.  For more information or to make reservations, please call 777-8863 or email  


St. Mary’s Health Sciences Library had an Open House

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Many thanks to all those who attended the Library Open House on Wednesday October 27. Wasn’t it fun to try the e-learning system?

Best wishes Kate!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Kate joined St. Mary’s in 1991. Many of you may remember her on the Adult Psyche Unit or C2 before she joined the ICCU in 1996.  We wish Kate well in her new role as clinical supervisor at Hospice House. Best wishes s Kate!

Best wishes, Kate!
Kate and Shirley Perron

32-Year St. Mary’s Volunteer Receives October Mayoral VIBE Award

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Congratulation from all of us, Laurianne!


Lewiston Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert, Sr. presenting Laurianne Cormier, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Volunteer, with the October 2010 Mayoral VIBE Award









City of Lewiston Press Release –   

LEWISTON:  This morning, local volunteer Laurianne Cormier was presented with the October 2010 Mayoral VIBE Award (Volunteers Inspire By Example) by Lewiston Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert, Sr.     

Gilbert stated, “You are being presented with the VIBE Award in recognition of your long-standing commitment to volunteering within this community. The nearly 18,000 hours you have served in St. Mary’s Medical Records Department during the last 32 years is simply amazing! You are clearly an individual who goes above & beyond the extra mile! Thank you for your stellar dedication; your tireless civic engagement is an inspiration and a tremendous asset to our community.”    Cormier was very surprised and appreciative and was surrounded by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center employees. She was also presented with a floral arrangement by Michelle Coulombe, St. Mary’s Manager for Health Information Management Services.     Mayor Gilbert presented Cormier with a certificate, a VIBE lapel pin, a donated lunch for two certificate from Fran’s Place LA, and a copy of a “Go the Extra Mile” proclamation that Gilbert will read at an upcoming City Council meeting.   

Surprise Laurianne!




Changing Minds, Capturing Hearts, and Moving Bodies: How to Help People See New Possibilities, Ignite Passion, and Spring Into Action

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

For Immediate Release

How is it that some leaders trigger a hopeful, “Can Do” determination, while others leave people flat, disinterested, or even turned off?

The answer to this question will make all the difference in your ability to keep morale and productivity up during these challenging times.

David Lee, the founder of HumanNature@Work, will address this question during his November 12 presentation at the Lepage Conference Center located at 99 Campus Avenue on the St. Mary’s Campus in Lewiston. The program will run from 9 am to 12 pm and costs $79 per person if registered before October 29th. This St. Mary’s sponsored program is open to the general public.

Lee’s program will also help you become even more effective at: 

• Keeping people’s spirits up in these difficult times.
• Keeping people focused on doing their jobs well and making a contribution, rather than on their 401k or the uncertain future.
• Rallying people around the company’s vision, so they feel and act like small business owners-with that “Whatever it takes to get the job done, I’m doing it” attitude.
• Fostering a “Warrior’s Spirit”-the term used by Southwest Airlines-in your people so they have a “Bring it on!” attitude when faced with challenge.
• Reducing negativity and fear.
• Being able to deliver difficult news-like Bret and Paul-in a way that leaves people determined vs. depressed.
• Overcome other’s limiting beliefs – i.e. “That’s not possible”, “I could never do that”, “That’ll never work” — without resorting to browbeating or other combative approaches.
• Becoming a more inspiring communicator-whether one on one or in a group.
• Knowing how to stimulate greater interest and involvement in team or company-wide meetings.

David Lee is an internationally recognized thought leader on employee engagement. He has worked with organizations and presented at conferences throughout North America and abroad. He is the author of Managing Employee Stress and Safety as well over sixty articles on optimizing employee performance that have been published in trade journals and books in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

For more information on this program you may use e-mail: or call: 207-571-9898. To register, please visit Lee’s website at:

Online Wellness Center

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The Online Wellness Center is a website where you can learn how to improve your health, prevent disease, manage chronic health problems, and obtain reliable information for improving quality of life.

You can find a link to this useful website right on the St. Mary’s home page: Look for the Online Wellness Center logo on the left hand side of page and click on it!

Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatments

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

For Immediate Release

Celebrate Health

Join expert Mahesh Pandey, MD from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for a presentation about breast cancer. Dr. Pandey will talk about cancer prevention and the latest treatment options. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

Dr. Pandey completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the same location. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

His presentation will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2010 starting at 5:30 pm at Lepage Large Conference Center, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 777-5467 to reserve your seat, today!

Winter Farmers Market At St. Mary’s Nutrition Center

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010


Winter may be around the corner but that doesn’t mean you have to give up the satisfying taste and nourishing feeling of fresh, local food. Starting Thursday, November 11, 2010, L-A residents can stop by the Lewiston Winter Farmers Market from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center on 208 Bates Street to pick up a variety of hearty winter storage goods and greenhouse specials. The market will also offer delicious items like frozen fruits, jams and jellies, fresh made breads and desserts, organic fair trade coffee, soaps, body products, crafts, pottery, and more!

While visiting the market, shoppers can also enjoy a home-style meal at the “Winter Market Cafe” where there will be hot soups, fresh bread, and casseroles available for dinner. Try a delicious and quick meal to ward off the winter blues.

The Lewiston Winter Farmers Market is a continuation of both the Lewiston Farmers Market, established in 2004, and the St. Mary’s Market, established in 2009.

It is sponsored by St. Mary’s Health System and organized by the Great Falls Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market Association. The market will be hosted by St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, a local and statewide resource dedicated to promoting overall community wellness through nutrition, youth development, and sustainable urban agriculture programs.

The market will meet on the second Thursday of every month from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The first meeting will be November 11, 2010 and the last will be April 14, 2011.

For more information about the farmers markets in Lewiston please contact 207- 513-3848 or


Luminaries for Breast Health

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Luminaries at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center lit up Sabattus Street in memory of loved ones who have died of breast cancer and in honor of  a survivor for their courage.  A ceremony followed with a reading of all the names on the luminaries.


Come to the Library Open House

Friday, October 15th, 2010

October is National Medical Librarians’ Month, so…

Rachel and Happy would like to invite you to the Library at 99 Campus Avenue on October 27 for an Open House, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

We’ll be featuring the exciting new e-learning software from eHealthcareIT. (See related column for more details!) Those who try the e-learning system will be entered in our raffle to win fun prizes!!

There will be demos of other Library resources as well. You can pick up cheat sheets on these knowledge-based products to take back to your work area.

We’ll also have a few edible treats. Prize drawing will be at 1:30 pm. See you in the Library on October 27!