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St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Recognized as an Innovative Leader in Long-Term Care

Monday, May 19th, 2014

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is the proud recipient of the 2014 Innovation of the Year Award from LeadingAge Maine/New Hampshire. D’Youville Pavilion was chosen for its development and implementation of a specialized staff education program on its new state-of-the-art Specialty Care Rehab Suite.

The CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited Suite was designed as a 12-bed rehabilitation unit specializing in the treatment of individuals with medically-complex conditions and is a companion program to their successful Transitional Rehabilitation Center, which is also CARF accredited. In an effort to prepare staff for a more acute patient population, d’Youville Pavilion’s nursing leadership team, nurse educators and other colleagues created a nursing competencies curriculum that engaged best practices from across the field of post-acute care. Part of the goal for developing this educational program was to incorporate new and innovative training models into practice that can serve as a template and be replicated throughout the facility. This effort would ensure quality outcomes for patients and residents. In addition to being part of a hospital-based health system, the field of rehabilitation and nursing care is constantly evolving and the patient populations are presenting with more complicated diagnoses than we have seen in previous generations. In order to ensure the best possible treatment of patients and residents, the facility recognized the need for an enhanced educational training program.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, a 210-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitative nursing canter, is the flagship component of the elder care services offered through St. Mary’s Health System. With a state-of-the-art rehab center, specialized memory impairment unit, skilled and long term care, d’Youville Pavilion provides residents with the most advanced technology and skilled nursing care in the region. More importantly, they offer respect, care, and compassion to every resident.

LeadingAge Maine/New Hampshire also recognized St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion with the 2012 Innovation Award. Other accolades include recognition from the AHCA for safely reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs, the Maine Health Care Association’s (MHCA) Celebrating Excellence in Quality Award, the MHCA’s Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award, and the Dorland Health Silver Crown Award Honorable Mention. For more information, please visit and click on “Senior Health.”

St. Mary’s Rehab Center Recognized for Work

Thursday, March 17th, 2011



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.

Lewiston Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert, Sr. visits The Rehab Center at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Lewiston Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert, Sr. congratulates Cheryl Dobbelsteyn, Director of The Rehab Center at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion on their recent CARF accreditation.



Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Training Kitchen in The Rehab Center

Hospital Stay and Home Care
The Rehab Center offers the care and support you need in a rehabilitative setting. Here, you and your physician, therapists, social services, nursing and dietary staff work together to meet the challenges that frequently accompany illness and or injuries.  For more information about the Rehab Center at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, please call Admissions at 207-753-4807, or e-mail:                 


The Bistro


Plenty of room for relatives in each Rehab Center room


The Rehab Center's Laundry RoomEasy to use shower and sink Easily accessible bath


Dining with a view


The Rehab Center's Charting Area



Physical Rehabilitation


St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Nurses Earn Certification

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion and its parent organization, St. Mary’s Health System, wish to congratulate Lori Fortier, Amanda Lednum, Cathy Ouellette, and Sarah Trafford for their achievement in becoming Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRN).   

The nurses work at d’Youville Pavilion’s Rehab Center. This certification from the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses shows colleagues, patients, and the public they are committed to excellence in caring for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. It indicates that they are experienced rehabilitation and restorative nurses who have achieved a level of knowledge in this practice area.  

Certification is an investment that can reap great rewards.  These include increased professional credibility, recognition of your expertise, and heightened sense of personal achievement.