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Palliative Care & Cancer Treatment with Jessica Vickerson, MSW & Carolyn Murphy, RN

Palliative Care & Cancer Treatment with Jessica Vickerson, MSW & Carolyn Murphy, RN

Palliative Care & Cancer Treatment with Jessica Vickerson, MSW & Carolyn Murphy, RN, Wednesday, April 11, 6-7:30 pm at the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland.

Some people believe palliative care is synonymous with hospice. Palliative care is much more than that; this kind of care can be an incredible resource for both patients and loved ones. This type of care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness--whatever the diagnosis. Palliative care provides an extra layer of support for both the patient and the family. Learn more about this great resource by calling 774-2200.

 

Living With Uncertainty With Dawn Stratton

Living With Uncertainty With Dawn Stratton

Living with Uncertainty with Dawn Stratton,  Monday, April 9, 6-7:30 pm TONIGHT! at the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland.

After finishing active treatment or when one near's the end of cancer treatment, we often struggle with fears and anxiety about what the future holds--especially fear of recurrence. Join cancer survivor and licensed counselor, Dawn Stratton, as we discuss new ways to cope with the fear and stress that can accompany a cancer history. Some seats available; no registration required.

 

 

Mid Coast Hospital Highlighted for Creating Tobacco-Free Environments

Mid Coast Hospital Highlighted for Creating Tobacco-Free Environments

 

The Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network, in collaboration with the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine, held an awards celebration at the Maine Hospital Association on March 21st to recognize hospitals for taking steps to create tobacco-free hospital environments and supporting tobacco-free lifestyles for patients, staff and the community. The annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence awards program celebration highlighted the efforts of 29 Maine hospitals and 6 hospital champions. Among this year’s honorees was Mid Coast Hospital, receiving a silver level award. 

 

Skin Cancer Screening at Mid Coast Hospital - May 12, 2012

Skin Cancer Screening at Mid Coast Hospital - May 12, 2012

 

Mid Coast Hospital is hosting a FREE skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Board Certified Dermatologist Helge Riemann, MD will join Nancy Egan, MD, Susan Leveille, NP, and Mary Mraz, NP, (both Nurse Practitioners specializing in Dermatology) to provide their services in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society. The screening will take place in the Surgical Suites at 121 Medical Center Drive, the medical office building attached to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with more than 1 million new cases reported every year.  Consider registering for this screening if:

Mid Coast Hospital offers real help for long-term weight loss

Mid Coast Hospital offers real help for long-term weight loss

 

Mid Coast Hospital's popular Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change is offering two new classes: one class meets every Thursday, for 12 weeks beginning April 19, and the other class meets every Tuesday for 12 weeks beginning September 13.

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is  Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is

Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

The clinical laboratory at Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized nationally and recertified for excellence in services by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The notification of certification followed an on-site inspection of Mid Coast’s facilities and equipment.

“The CAP review examines all of the records, processes, and quality control procedures of the laboratory during the proceeding two years and evaluates the competency and education of the staff and its overall management,” explained Sue Ross, MT(HEW), Laboratory Director.

“The high level of knowledge, skill, and commitment of all the laboratory professionals here at Mid Coast is the reason we are able to meet the stringent standards of the College,” she said.

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

Free Hospice Volunteer Training to Start in March

 

CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Volunteers Program is offering classes for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. The Volunteer Training Program will run for 10 consecutive weeks from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning on March 1st in the conference room at the Hospice and Volunteer’s Building at 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the training program.

This free training prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues in a volunteer capacity.