Dr. Pattavina, Director and Chief of the St. Joe’s Emergency Department wrote a very informative article for the BDN …
The Bangor Daily News published an extraordinary editorial on April 26 calling upon all of us to do our part to address the opioid abuse epidemic. As chief of a local hospital emergency department and president-elect of the state’s largest physician organization, I am very proud of the steps being taken to reduce the tragic consequences of this insidious epidemic.
The May 4 event, the One Life Project, organized by the BDN is but one example of the many steps that Greater Bangor is taking that can be duplicated in other parts of the state and country. Already, the work of the Bangor Area Controlled Substance Working Group (an initiative of the Community Health Leadership Board), particularly the community-wide prescribing standards, is inspiring the work of others across the state.
Click here to read the entire article. Thank you Dr. Pattavina.
The May 4th One Life Project event that Dr. Pattavina refers to is sold out.