Archive for March, 2011

St. Mary’s Sleep Specialist to Give Presentation

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/30/11

If you’re feeling tired all day, lack energy, suffer mood swings and have trouble concentrating or remembering things, you may have sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a very common condition that can lead to major health problems including an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, if left untreated. While common, sleep apnea is still frequently misdiagnosed.

On Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 pm, sleep specialist Dr. Thaddeus Shattuck from St. Mary’s Center for Sleep Disorders will talk about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He’ll explain why OSA is a major health problem, discuss other conditions that can “masquerade” as OSA, and what treatment options are available.

The presentation will be held in the Resident Dining Room at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served. To register for this event, please call 777-8759.

HealthSteps at St. Mary’s is offering a free Anusara-Inspired Yoga trial class

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Interested in yoga but unsure if this is the class for you…join us for a FREE trial class on Wednesday, March 30th from 5-6pm.

Open to new and experienced students. This class is an excellent way to have fun while improving your overall health, well-being, strength, flexibility, and posture. Relieve muscle tension, stress, and aches and pains. Develop a sharp mind, vibrant body, and soft heart thru Anusara Yoga. Look and feel your best!

If you enjoy the class and are interested in joining, the next session will begin Apr 13 – May 11.

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Location: Lepage Large
Cost:  $62.50
Room Change: 4/27-Bank of America Room

For more information, please call HealthSteps at 207-777-8898.

Car Seat Inspection at United Ambulance Service, Lewiston

Friday, March 18th, 2011

 

Car Seat Inspection Station
No Registration Required

March 24, 2011
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 United Ambulance Service
338 East Ave., Lewiston

June Turcotte, Car Seat Technician:  207-795-2695

Hosted by: 

For more info:  www.buckleupmaine.org

 

 

 

Join Us for Earth Hour

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

As part of the ongoing efforts to be “green,” St. Mary’s encourages you to join folks from around the world for this year’s Earth Hour. 

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia back in 2007.  Then, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.  Fast forward to last year when 128 countries and territories participated in Earth Hour! 

This year, Earth Hour takes place from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 26.  We’re asking everyone to stand together for the planet and make the commitment to turn off your lights for one hour.

To learn more, please visit www.earthhour.org.

Transfer of St. Marguerite d’Youville’s Remains

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

From Sr. Diane Beaudoin
Maison Généralice, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec

On December 7 – 9, 2010 we lived an extraordinary event; the transfer of the remains of St. Marguerite d’Youville from the Grey Nuns of Montreal motherhouse to St. Anne Basilica in Varennes, her place of birth. 

The journey began with a Mass at the Grey Nuns’ motherhouse chapel, where the remains of St. Marguerite were ceremoniously removed from the altar and placed on a portable altar prepared for its reception.  The remains were then brought to the infirmary, so that the elderly and infirmed sisters could say farewell and venerate their beloved mother and foundress. The remains were then returned to the chapel for an official sending off by Sr. Jacqueline St.-Ives, General Superior of the Grey Nuns of Montreal.  With a great sense of loss, but with much gratitude and joy, the journey of transfer began.  The remains were taken to a waiting hearse and with a cortege of about a dozen limousines and with police escort, St. Marguerite’s remains travelled the short distance from the motherhouse to Maison Mère d’Youville.

Here at Maison Mère d’Youville, the original General Hospital of Montréal, where St. Marguerite cared for the poor, her remains were brought to the very room where she lived and died and for the next 24 hours, we could pray, venerate her holy remains, and just be with her.  It was a powerful experience.

The second day of the journey found us in procession again from Maison Mère d’Youville to Notre-Dame Basilica, for a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte of Montreal.  It was heart warming to see so many people who came to offer their tribute to St. Marguerite.  For the people of Montreal, this was an opportunity to remember Marguerite’s life and mission and give recognition to the Grey Nuns for their continuing mission toward those most in need today. 

Upon leaving the Basilica, our cortege, again with police escort, travelled to Boucherville, a city founded by Marguerite’s great-grandfather Pierre Boucher, and where her son Charles was pastor.  Following an inspiring celebration where we listened to the story of Marguerite’s life, we left for our final destination, St. Anne’s Basilica in Varennes.  As we entered the city we noticed a large billboard, with St. Marguerite’s picture and the words “Welcome Home.”  The journey was now complete!

On the third and final day of this journey, we again celebrated a magnificent liturgy in the Basilica of St. Anne, with standing room only, presided over by the Bishop of the Diocese. At the end of the celebration, St. Marguerite’s remains were brought to their final resting place, to a tomb especially made to receive her and where for years to come we will be able to come, venerate, and pray to this Mother of Universal Charity. 

Sr. Jacqueline St. Yves beautifully expressed the significance of these 3 days. “We have brought you our most prized possession, that which we hold closest to our hearts, and we trust you will take good care of her!  St. Marguerite now belongs to the people, to the whole Church.  There in Varennes, she awaits all who will come to her!”

Here at Maison Mère d’Youville, the original General Hospital of Montréal, where St. Marguerite cared for the poor, her remains were brought to the very room where she lived and died and for the next 24 hours, we could pray, venerate her holy remains, and just be with her.  It was a powerful experience. 

The second day of the journey found us in procession again from Maison Mère d’Youville to Notre-Dame Basilica, for a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte of Montreal.  It was heart warming to see so many people who came to offer their tribute to St. Marguerite.  For the people of Montreal, this was an opportunity to remember Marguerite’s life and mission and give recognition to the Grey Nuns for their continuing mission toward those most in need today.  

Upon leaving the Basilica, our cortege, again with police escort, travelled to Boucherville, a city founded by Marguerite’s great-grandfather Pierre Boucher, and where her son Charles was pastor.  Following an inspiring celebration where we listened to the story of Marguerite’s life, we left for our final destination, St. Anne’s Basilica in Varennes.  As we entered the city we noticed a large billboard, with St. Marguerite’s picture and the words “Welcome Home.”  The journey was now complete!

On the third and final day of this journey, we again celebrated a magnificent liturgy in the Basilica of St. Anne, with standing room only, presided over by the Bishop of the Diocese. At the end of the celebration, St. Marguerite’s remains were brought to their final resting place, to a tomb especially made to receive her and where for years to come we will be able to come, venerate, and pray to this Mother of Universal Charity.  

Sr. Jacqueline St. Yves beautifully expressed the significance of these 3 days. “We have brought you our most prized possession, that which we hold closest to our hearts, and we trust you will take good care of her!  St. Marguerite now belongs to the people, to the whole Church.  There in Varennes, she awaits all who will come to her!”

Intergenerational Play Dates! at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Bring your children or grandchildren to St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion for a fun filled inter-generational play date! This week, we’re thinking spring! We’ll be making kites and singing songs about spring.

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: First Floor Gym, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Avenue

All ages are invited to attend with their parents or grandparents. For more information, please contact Julie Bero at jbero@stmarysmaine.com or 777-4250.

St. Mary’s Rehab Center Recognized for Work

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

3/16/11       

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Rehab Center at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion has been recognized with an ”Honorable Mention” in Dorland Health’s annual Silver Crown awards competition.  The award was announced on March 8 at Dorland’s annual conference in Las Vegas, NV.

St. Mary’s Rehab Center was recognized in the Long Term Care category for “creating a comfortable, private healing environment for patients during their time of need between hospital stays and home care.”

According to Center Director Cheryl Dobbelsteyn, “coming after our recognition as a CARF accredited facility, this honor is like icing on the cake.  It helps validate the efforts our care team undertake on a daily basis to meet the needs of our patients on an individual basis.”

The Rehab Center at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is one of two facilities in Maine with a three- year CARF accreditation in Medical Rehabilitation – which attests to the high caliber of care patients receive.  Every room is private, and the entire floor is geared towards each patient’s needs and recovery.

Sign up Now for HealthSteps Specialty Classes at St. Mary’s

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Pictured instructor Johanne Healey leads the Senior Fitness class through a total body workout now held at the newly renovated d’Youville Activity Room.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3.15.11

HealthSteps is an award-winning health education and prevention program for adults that focuses on the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.

HealthSteps offers a wide range of classes with the core membership fee as well as a variety of specialty classes, including:

Anusara-Inspired Yoga:
Open to new and experienced students. This class is an excellent way to have fun while improving your overall health, well-being, strength, flexibility, and posture. Relieve muscle tension, stress, and aches and pains. Develop a sharp mind, vibrant body, and soft heart thru Anusara Yoga. Look and feel your best!

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Tisha Bremner
April 13 – May 11
Location: Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston*
Cost: $62.50
*Room change: 4/27, Bank of America Room, Women’s Health
FREE trial class March 30, 2011!

Gentle Exercise
This class is designed for those with arthritis, recovering from cancer or any other individual who desires a mild form of exercise. It helps improve range of motion, strength, posture, balance, and coordination.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-10:00am
Instructor: Johanne Healey
March 22 – April 21
Location: d’Youville Pavilion Activity Room, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Avenue, Lewiston
Cost: $24

Lose With Me!
A 12-week weight loss session focused on helping you make healthier lifestyle choices.  Classes include: goal setting, exercise recommendations, nutrition education and peer support.

Wednesdays, 12-12:30pm Instructors: Jamie Pepin, MS RD & Jennifer Smith, MS
April 13 – June 29
Location: WorkMed Conference Room, Auburn Medical Bldg, 15 Gracelawn Road
Cost: $60

Mommy & Me Postnatal Yoga
Open to parents with children ages 6 weeks to 12 months. Bond with your baby and meet other mothers. Reconnect with your yoga practice in a new way or try yoga for the first time. In this series you will learn fun yoga poses to do with your baby, perform gentle stretches to regain your mobility, start to strengthen your core after childbirth, and develop a practice that includes deep relaxation. Refresh, relax, and renew with your little one! Please bring a baby blanket and/or infant carrier.

Mondays, 10:00-11:00am
Instructor: Tisha Bremner
April 18 – May 16
Location: Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston
Cost: $62.50

Osteoball
Exercising with the osteoball is easy to learn, non-intimidating, and uses the same simple isometric resistive techniques astronauts use to keep fit while in space. This innovative class is designed for individuals recovering from cancer, those who have bone and joint related conditions and other individuals who desire a mild yet effective form of resistance training.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15-noon
Instructor: Maria Pete
Mar 7 – Apr 6
Location: 2nd floor Physical Therapy Gym, Auburn Medical Bldg, 15 Gracelawn Road, Auburn
Cost: $30

Pilates
Based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates this mat class is a great alternative workout designed to increase your fitness level. Students can expect full body strengthening with particular emphasis on the core musculature. Please wear non-restrictive attire and bring a Pilates/yoga mat.

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Instructor: Kerrie Poulin
April 14 – May 12
Cost: $50
Location: Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston

Prenatal Yoga
Prepare your mind and body for one of the most rewarding and challenging events of your life. Whether you are an experienced yogi or new to the practice, you can receive many benefits from this class. Work to open and strengthen the legs, back and pelvic floor, improve postural alignment to alleviate back pain, and practice breath and meditation exercises to help with labor. Please bring a blanket and pillow to class.

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Tisha Bremner
March 21 – April 25*
Location: Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston
Cost: $62.50
*Please note there is no class on 4/4.

Racquetball
Specific time slots are available for registration Monday through Friday on the hour for an hour from 6am until noon.

Cost: With Core HealthSteps Membership, $19 for the entire winter/spring session which runs from Jan 3 – May 27
Without Core Membership March 21 – May 27: 1-hour, 1x/week = $68 or 1-hour, 2x/week = $98

Senior Fitness
This one-hour class provides participants with a safe and effective workout that includes a warm-up, cardiovascular component, resistance training, balance, and flexibility exercises.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:15-10:15am or 10:30-11:30am
Instructor: Johanne Healey
March 21 – April 22
Location: d’Youville Pavilion Activity Room, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Avenue, Lewiston
Cost: $32

Tennis
Specific time slots available for registration Mon-Fri 6am-12pm.
Cost: With Core Membership, $18 for the entire winter/spring session which runs from Jan 3 – May 27

Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Single Session:
This is a great option for a self-motivated person who simply needs the resources to stop smoking.
Cost: $45
Multi-Session (3):
With a smoking cessation coach, set a quit date and work through the quitting process. Many find the additional support to be a great advantage to their stopping the use of tobacco.
Cost: $75

HealthSteps is part of the Prevention & Wellness Services offered through St. Mary’s Health System.

Call today and start your way to a new healthy lifestyle in which you will feel better, have more energy, meet great people, and enjoy exercise even more! For more information or to register, call HealthSteps at 777-8898 or visit them on the web.  Pre-registration for all programs is required.

 

 

American Cancer Society Daffodil Days at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Thank you St. Mary’s Volunteers in assisting us with the Daffodil Days!

Tuesday, March 15 – Friday, March 18, 2011

Daffodils will be sold in the following locations:

St. Mary’s Main Lobby – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:30pm

Campus Cusine – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
11:00am – 1:30pm

1 bunch = $10.00
bear & bunch = $25.00 (two bears left!)

*If there are any remaining daffodils come Friday, they will be sold in the Gift Shop*

St. Mary’s Turning Challenge into Change

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Our Latest Stage 6 Customer: St Mary’s Regional Medical Center
St. Mary’s ED solution enables providers to improve care coordination as well as the patient experience.

Click here to view the exciting Meditech Customer News