Archive for September, 2012

2012 Central Maine Heart Walk

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Main Lab Earns Accreditation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9.18.12

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Main Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The Director of Pathology, Ola Melhus, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Lab is one of 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

The US federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, which began in the early 1960s, is equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients by thoroughly examines the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and overall management.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50- years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org.

St. Mary’s Neurology Associates Welcomes New Provider

Friday, September 14th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/11/12

Melissa Hackett, APRN, CNP - Neurology Associates, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 207-777-4455

Melissa Hackett, APRN, CNP has joined doctors David Burke and Carl Robinson at Neurology Associates. Melissa is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester with a Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Certificate of Completion in Registered Nursing from the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

To learn more or to make an appointment at St. Mary’s Neurology Associates, please call 207-777-4455.

Infectious Disease Specialist at St. Mary’s

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Teresita Maguire, MD - Infectious Disease Specialist - Sabattus Street Primary Care, 963 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 - 207-755-3222

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/13/12

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center welcomes Teresita Maguire, MD. Dr. Maguire is an infectious disease specialist. For the past few years, she has been a consultant for St. Mary’s and Central Maine Medical Center. As an employed physician, Dr. Maguire will see patients in the hospital and on an outpatient basis at Sabattus Street Primary Care.

Dr. Maguire is earned her medical degree (magna cum laude) from the University of the Visayas- Gullas College of Medicine, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. She completed residencies in medicine at the Department of Medicine, Cebu City Medical Center, Cebu Doctor’s College of Medicine Consortium, Cebu City, Philippines and at the Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Maguire completed her fellowship at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Maguire is seeing patients at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and, on an outpatient basis, at Sabattus Street Primary Care in Lewiston.

You Got the Beet! Walk, Run, Cycle

Friday, September 14th, 2012

You Got the Beet! Walk, Run, Cycle - September 16 through October 7 - Sponsored by St. Mary's Health System, Healthy Androscoggin, and the Lewiston-Auburn Bicycle Pedestrian Committee

 Like to walk, run, or bicycle? Then join others in the L-A community September 16 through October 7 for

“You Got the Beet! Walk, Run, Cycle.” Sponsored by St. Mary’s Health System, Healthy Androscoggin, and the Lewiston- Auburn Bicycle Pedestrian Committee, “You Got the Beet” is a non-competitive, participant driven, and family-friendly walk, run, or bicycle ride each week at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market. Perhaps you are someone who participated in Healthy Androscoggin’s’ “Get Fit and Win” and are looking for a way to continue to your healthy routine. Perhaps you are planning to participate in the upcoming Dempsey Challenge and are looking to get it in some extra practice. Whatever your reason, “You Got the Beet!” is a great way to get some exercise.

“You Got the Beet!” 

will begin and end at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market located at the municipal parking lot on the corner of Lincoln and Main Streets (Bates Mill 5 complex). Participants are encouraged to meet at the market and be ready to go by 10 am. Start times, however, can be individualized and tailored to the needs of each person. The most important part is to complete the route! Those who do, and return to the market when they are finished, will be entered into a raffle to win $125 credit with the market! Each week a participant completes the route, they earn additional raffle entries increasing their chances of winning!

For more information on “You Got the Beet! Walk, Run, Cycle” please contact us at lewistonfarmersmarket@gmail.com (207) 513-3848 or visit lewistonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com or at www.facebook.com/lewistonfarmersmarket

To see the suggested routes for the walk/run and ride please visit the following sites respectively

http://goo.gl/maps/JNsiF

http://goo.gl/maps/zI333.

Winter Running

Monday, September 10th, 2012

FREE PRESENTATION

WINTER RUNNING

Prevent injury with proper conditioning and footwear.

Dr.  Hamilton-Dick, orthopaedic surgeon, will speak about how to condition yourself to prevent injuries in the cold weather.  A representative from Lamey Wellehan will talk about the proper footwear for running in winter and finding the right fit.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Lepage Conference Center
99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston

Seating is limited.  Light refreshments will be served.
Please call to reserve your spot:

777-8481

Sponsored by: St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics                          Co-Sponsored by Lamey Wellehan 

                                 

HealthSteps at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Announces its Fall Core Classes

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Pictured Rick Dodge, Gert Chasse, Elaine Freeman, Normand Demers, and Grace Trainor participate in HealthSteps' Walk-Jog class conveniently located at the beautiful indoor track at Bates College.

HealthSteps is part of the Prevention & Wellness Services offered through St. Mary’s Health System. HealthSteps is an award-winning health education and prevention program for adults. At HealthSteps you will get a program that meets the needs of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.

HealthSteps has a wide range of classes with the core membership fee including:

MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

CARDIO MIX

This is a great class for people who get bored with exercise! Try everything from step to circuits for a fun calorie burning class.

Mondays, Wednesdays, 7:45-8:15am

 

CORE STRENGTH
Enjoy a great abdominal and lower back workout to help increase core strength and stability.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:00-8:30am

TIME TO STRETCH

Enjoy a full body stretch for relaxation, peace of mind, and an increase in flexibility.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:15-8:30am

TNT (TONE -N-TIGHTEN)

This weighted workout focuses on total body strengthening. It’s also a great way to increase your metabolism!

Mondays, Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 12:10-12:45pm

X-TRAIN INTERVAL

Alternate between bouts of high and low intensity exercises for a calorie blasting class.

(Please note: low impact options will be provided for all exercises.)

Fridays, 7:15-8:15am

YOGALATES ON THE BALL

Join us for a fusion of yoga and Pilates on an exercise ball to improve coordination and increase flexibility and strength.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7:15-8:00am

ON THE TRACK

WALK JOG

Enjoy the indoor track at your own pace. Includes an optional group warm-up, strengthening, cool-down, and stretching.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:05-6:55am

IN THE POOL

LAP SWIM

Swim at your own pace and enjoy this individualized form of exercise in the 25-meter, 8-lane pool supervised by a certified lifeguard.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:05-7:30am*;

*Beginning Oct. 29, 6:30-7:30am

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:05-7:00am** and 11:00-12:00pm;

**Tues/Thurs 6:05am swim time available until Oct. 25, 2012

AQUATIC FITNESS

Join us for a great workout that’s easy on your joints using the water as resistance! While swimming skills are not needed, a comfort level in both deep and shallow water is important.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:15am

Tuesdays, Thursdays. 11:00-11:45am

Core classes are held in the beautiful Bates College Merrill Gymnasium. Classes run from September 5 – December 14, 2012. The cost of a core membership, which includes unlimited access to all of the above classes, is $112.00. Monthly and weekly rates are available as well.

HealthSteps core classes take place in the morning, so you can exercise before you start your day. All instructors are certified and ready to take you through a safe and productive workout no matter what your fitness level. Call today and start your way to a new healthy lifestyle where 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

Sign up Now for St. Mary’s HealthSteps Fall 2012 Specialty Classes

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8.31.12

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:

BALLROOM DANCING

Learn how to glide across a dance floor with the waltz and swing. Basic dance steps and patterns will have you dancing in no time. This is a great introductory class for beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills. Bring a partner for a fun night out!

Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm

October 9 – October 30

Location: YWCA, 130 East Ave., Lewiston

Cost: $70 per couple

BELLYDANCING FOR FUN AND FITNESS

This exciting class is intended for all levels. If you have enjoyed past Bellydancing classes with Imari (Lisa Cummings), you’ll love this class. If Bellydancing is something that you have always wanted to try, start now and learn from the area’s most experienced Bellydance instructor. You will see why Bellydancing has become so popular in the region. Register now to experience exhilarating exercise, and learn the beautiful art of Bellydancing! Dress comfortably in workout clothing. Stockings or bare feet are recommended. Bellydancing is HIP!

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

September 5 – September 26

Location: Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston

Cost: $45

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, Thursdays, 9:15-10:00am

September 4 – October 4

Location: d’Youville Pavilion Activity Room, 102 Campus Avenue, Lewiston

Cost: $24

GENTLE YOGA

Reduce stress and gain a more restful night sleep. This class will relax your body, mind, and spirit. Beneficial to students of all ability levels. This slow-paced class combines easy warm-ups, light stretches and gentle yoga postures with deep breath awareness and relaxation to enhance a sense of well-being and relieve tension. Excellent for pre/postnatal women. No yoga experience necessary. Join us and feel fully restored!

Mondays, 6:45-7:45pm

September 24 – October 29*

Location: Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston*

Cost: $75

*Room Changes: 9/24 and 10/15 – Bank of America Room, Women’s Health Pavilion

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, 12:00-12:30pm

Instructors: Jamie Pepin, MS RD & Jennifer Smith, MS

September 19 – December 5

Location: WorkMed Conference Room, Auburn Medical Bldg, 15 Gracelawn Road, Auburn

Cost: $99

LOSE WITH ME! Part 2

A 6-week follow-up to Lose with Me! focused on helping you make healthier lifestyle choices including receiving additional guidance, maintaining accountability, and receiving peer support.

Tuesdays, 12:00-12:30pm

September 18 – December 4 (every other week)

Location: WorkMed Conference Rm Auburn Medical Bldg, 15 Gracelawn Road, Auburn

Cost: $29

RACQUETBALL

Specific time slots are available for registration Mon-Fri on the hour for an hour 6am-noon.

Cost: With Core HealthSteps Membership, $14 for the entire fall session, which runs from September 5 –December 14Without Core Membership: 1-hour, 1x/week = $70 or 1-hour, 2x/week = $112

 

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, Fridays, 9:15-10:15am or 10:30-11:30am

September 5 – October 5

Instructor: Johanne Healey

Location: d’Youville Pavilion Activity Room, 102 Campus Avenue, Lewiston

Cost: $32

TENNIS

Specific time slots available for registration Mon-Fri 6am-10am.

Cost: With Core Membership, $14 for the entire fall session which runs from September 5 – December 14

Without Core Membership, $112

 

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: $125

YOGA FOR STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

Mixed-level flow class that is 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. You will learn simple to advanced exercises and yoga poses that will help to relieve muscle tension, stress, and aches and pains. You will look and feel your best!

Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm
September 4 – October 29*
Location: Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston*
Cost: $75

*Room Changes: 9/24 and 10/15 – Bank of America Room, Women’s Health Pavilion

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.