Posts Tagged ‘Lewiston’

Think Spring! (Spring Biking, That is!)

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Before you hit the pavement or the back woods trails, make sure you and your bike are ready for the ride.

Join Dr. Bruce Hamilton Dick, a Sports Medicine expert from St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics as he explains how to train and condition yourself for “biking season.”

Dr. Hamilton-Dick has an extensive background both as an athlete and in sports medicine. He was a nationally ranked triathlete, working with Ben Serotta at the Serotta International Cycling Institute. He has also worked with athletes in the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Association, the Boston Red Sox, and the Worcester Ice Cats professional hockey club.
John Grenier from Rainbow Bicycle on Lisbon Street in Lewiston will be on hand to answer your questions about biking. He’ll even bring a couple of bikes and discuss how to choose the best type for you!

This free presentation will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event will be held in the Lepage Large Conference Room at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston.

Seating is limited so please call 777-8481 to reserve your spot today!

The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics and Rainbow Bicycle.

St. Mary’s Center for Family Urology is Offering Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

Monday, October 15th, 2012

St. Mary’s Center for Family Urology is offeringfree prostate cancer screenings at their

OPEN HOUSE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 PM

In Their New Office Location
99 Campus Avenue – 4th Floor
Light Refreshments and Fun Give-a-ways!

For more information, please call Practice Manager, Liz Hebert at 755-3150.

Our experts treat people of all ages. Come and ask them questions about urological conditions and treatments.

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.

St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Relay for Life Team Will Be Walking In Honor of Their Cancer Patients

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Relay for Life on June 16-17. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has formed a team and will be walking in honor of all their cancer patients. Relay for Life is an overnight team walking event to support local American Cancer Society programs, services, education and advocacy efforts. The event consists of teams of co-workers, families,neighbors and youth coming together for 16 hours to take turns walking the track to raise awareness and funds. At least one member of the team is on the track throughout the event. Teams set up campsites and stay for the entire program. The spirit of the Relay is truly amazing.

The event includes celebrating cancer survivors and caregivers, lots of entertainment, and fun activities throughout the night. If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor or caregiver, please invite them to attend Relay. Registration will be at the event starting at 3pm.

On June 16th, at 9:30pm we will hold our Luminaria Ceremony. This is a time for us to honor and remember those touched by cancer. Candle lanterns remembering those lost, and honoring those fighting cancer are lit in an unbroken circle around the track. Each person honored or remembered will have their names read out loud. It is a beautiful and touching ceremony.

If you have any questions about Relay for Life or would like more information on how to get involved, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

We Relay to create a world with more cancer survivors.

St. Mary’s Cancer Program Earns Accreditation with Commendation

Friday, June 1st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/31/12

St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has earned a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

“The team at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders always strives to provide the best care and quality outcomes for our patients,” said Karen Clark, the Vice President of St. Mary’s Physician Network who oversees the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. “This Accreditation with Commendation is a testament to their success in providing that high level of care.”

Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:

· Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment

· A multispecialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options

· Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options

· Access to cancer-related information, education, and support

· A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up

· Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care

· Quality care, close to home

A facility receives a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation following the onsite evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement). In addition, a facility receives a compliance rating for all other standards.

The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.

The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to those standards. Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain accreditation, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.

Through an exclusive partnership with the American Cancer Society, the CoC provides information on the resources, services, and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program. This information can be found on the American Cancer Society’s web site at www.cancer.org and through their Information Center at 1-800-ACS-2345.

For more about St. Mary’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, please visit us on the web.

Philip Jean Appointed to the Board of Directors of the American College of Health Care Administrators

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

For more information contact:
Becky Reisinger
Manager, Business Development
American College of Health Care Administrators
breisinger@achca.org
(202) 536-5120 ext. 6446

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alexandria, VA – May 25, 2012 – Philip Jean, MBA, CNHA, FACHCA of West Gardiner, Maine was recently appointed District 1 Director of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Board of Directors, the nation’s leading professional society of long-term care administrators. He was installed on May 6, 2012 at ACHCA’s 46th Annual Convocation and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mr. Jean is the Vice President of Elder Care Services at St. Mary’s Health System and Administrator at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, Maine. d’Youville Pavilion is one of the largest nursing homes north of Boston. With a state-of-the-art rehab center, specialized dementia care unit, skilled and long term care, d’Youville 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.

Mr. Jean has been a member of ACHCA since 2000 and is a Certified Fellow in ACHCA which represents the highest level of achievement within ACHCA. He has served on many national committees including Professional Advancement, Education, and the IT Task Force Work Group. Mr. Jean is currently President of the Maine Chapter of ACHCA and is an exam item writer for the ACHCA certified nursing home administrator exam. As District 1 Director, he will continue to help ACHCA support membership and grow programming in six states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Celebrating 50 years of excellence (1962-2012), the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s long term care administrators and executives. Focusing on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to its diverse membership of administrators from across the continuum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA and the 2012 Convocation, call the national office at (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org.

St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion: “Celebrating the Journey”

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/15/12

In observance of Nursing Home Week, May 13 to 19, St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is holding a series of events designed to celebrate the lives and relationships of residents, families and staff. The theme of the week is “Celebrating the Journey.”

“Our residents have lived full lives and we want to honor each and every person who has allowed us to journey with them,” said Phil Jean Vice President of Elder Care Services at St. Mary’s Health System and Administrator at d’Youville. “This is a perfect opportunity to involve families, community members, youth, and others in our community who share our respect for the elderly and disabled who live among us.”

This week, d’Youville Pavilion is taking a journey through the decades with residents. Some of the highlights include:

A 1930’s Mother’s Day Tea and Cookies for resident mothers, family members, and staff along with a Mother’s Day game of beano.

On Monday, residents and staff donned 1940’s attire. They also began “decade jeopardy.” Throughout the day a trivia question were posted on each unit (or neighborhood, as they like to call it) and other specified areas. The first person to answer correctly won a prize. Later that day they gathered for a 1940’s version of “The Price is Right.”

It was poodle skirts galore as they celebrated the 1950’s on Tuesday. The “Malt Shoppe” was open for residents to enjoy root beer floats. They even had a chance to spend an evening with Elvis.

On Wednesday, residents and staff will be groovy in their 1960’s inspired bell bottoms and tie dyes. Later, they all enjoyed a choice game of 1960’s bingo.

Bell bottoms will be fitting for the 1970’s too, but they’ll look a little different under the sparkle of a disco ball during a dance party on Thursday. Do the Hustle anyone?

On Friday it’s all big hair and parachute pants for the 1980’s inspired Alumni Day. d’Youville Pavilion will celebrate the end of a wonderful week with a barbecue on the patio for residents, patients, former patients, family members, and staff.

National Nursing Home Week is an annual observance sponsored nationally by the American Health Care Association, based in Washington, D.C. St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion is a 210-bed nursing facility located in Lewiston, Maine. It is one of the largest nursing homes north of Boston and the flagship component of the elder care services offered through St. Mary’s Health System. With a state-of-the-art rehab center, specialized dementia care unit, skilled and long term care, d’Youville 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.

For more information, please visit www.stmarysmaine.com and click on “Senior Health.”