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In the news -Peri-Anesthesia Nurses Awareness Week

periop-nurses-week2This morning Lori Markevich [RN at St. Joe’s] and Aundra Graves [RN and ASU Clinical Leader at St. Joe’s] chatted with Wayne on WABI TV 5’s Healthy Start segment about Peri-Anesthesia Nurses Awareness Week.

February 6th through the 12th is Peri-Anesthesia Nurses awareness week.

The American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses acknowledges the tremendous work that the nation’s more than 55,000 peri-anesthesia nurses do throughout the year.

Click here to watch the spot. Great job Lori and Aundra!

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It’s a St Joe’s Homepage Takeover!

What are you doing at 7PM tonight? Are you interested in connecting online with one of our St. Joe’s Rheumatologist to chat about join pain, carpel tunnel, arthritis …?
Dr. Jalal Mukhtar will be online at 7PM ready to take your questions.

CLICK HERE to join, then click the green banner ad at the top of the website to connect.

Check out BDN Online for all the details.


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“Scents” in the office

scentPaige Hagerstrom, Director of Human Resources at St. Joseph Healthcare chatted with Deb Newman about our No-Scents policy here at work.

We all want to smell good – right? But smelling too good in the workplace can be a problem for others who are sensitive to scents. This has led many businesses to create “fragrance-free” workplaces.

CLICK HERE for the full article.

Deb thinks Maine is a great place to do business and loves telling the stories of Mainers proving that it can be done! An entrepreneur at heart, she enjoys helping others with the same drive to create and innovate!

Read her articles at Back to Business. Thank you Deb!


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In the News … Dr. Mukhtar on PMR

PMRDr. Jalal Mukhtar, Rheumatologist at St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight.

Dr. Mukhtar sat down with Wayne and spoke about the effects of PMR, or Polymalgia Rheumatica. PMR is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness; however, Dr. Mukhtar says the pain is generally much more significant than your average body pain.

CLICK HERE for the full story.

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Five rural Maine hospitals band together to improve care

collaborative photo.jpgFive hospitals in Maine have formed the Maine Rural Health Collaborative LLC with a goal of preserving and enhancing health care within the communities they serve.

The hospitals are: Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Houlton Regional Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor and Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor.

The collaborative was formally announced at a March 12 meeting of the five hospital CEOs and members of their boards of directors in Bangor. Tom Moakler, chief executive officer at Houlton Regional Hospital, said the move comes at a period of change in health care.

CLICK HERE to read the full article.