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After school snacks – PB&B Burrito recipe for the kiddos

PBB snackWhen it comes to feeding hungry bellies after school, you can never have enough recipes at the ready.

Here is an idea that is quick, easy and kid-approved. Now, that’s what I would call a triple threat.

Trade the old PB&J for new and improved snack ideas that’ll have your kids begging for more.

Everyone’s favorite sandwich has been remade as a warm tortilla filled with peanutty, banana goodness.

Thank you Rachel Ray Everyday!


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Healthcare Risk Management Week, June 19-23, 2017

Risk ManagementJune 19 – 23, 2017 is Healthcare Risk Management [HRM] Week.

Every year, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) celebrates its profession during this week in June. This observation helps to raise awareness about the value that risk managers bring to their organizations. This week is time to show our appreciation for the work that risk management and patient safety professionals do to ensure that patients receive safe and trusted health care.

What is HRM Week? Healthcare Risk Management Week is to raise awareness about the critical role risk management and patient safety professionals play in helping to eliminate preventable serious safety events.
This year’s theme, Leading Innovation in Risk Management, celebrates the unique contributions that health care risk management professionals provide to hospitals and health systems across the country.

What are the main functions that today’s healthcare risk managers serve? Risk managers are heavily involved in the organization’s clinical, risk financing, regulatory and business issues. They possess the communication skills to interact with a variety of people under different, complex circumstances, and are the go-to professionals for many challenging situations.

Although the duties of healthcare risk managers vary among organizations, they are often called upon to communicate with patients’ families; interact with physicians and clinical staff; educate medical staff, board members and senior leadership; and help set processes in place to reduce the risk of adverse safety events.

To all those watching over the healthcare organizations we THANK you with all our might!

Click here for more information on HRM Week.

Thank you American Society for Healthcare Risk Management .


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Summer fun this weekend – wet or wild!

There’s always good weekend fun in Maine, indoors or out. Water sport fans will enjoy the Greater Gardiner River Festival, all day Saturday, June 1d in downtown Gardiner and along the waterfront. There’s a pancake breakfast at 8 am, followed by many more family fun activities throughout the day.

Closer to home, if you really want to get out on the water, join the Father’s Day Paddle, this Sunday at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Alton (about a half-hour north of Bangor, heading west on Rte 43 off I-95 exit 197). Enjoy a quiet evening paddle beginning at 6:30 pm. More info here, courtesy of BDN Maine.

For landlubbers, enjoy a rousing production of The Full Monty, now playing at the Penobscot Theater in downtown Bangor. The Theater describes it as a show that follows six unemployed steel workers who decide that taking it all off might be the most reliable way to earn the money and respect they have been missing. Info and tickets.

And that’s our weekend sampler for this week! Stay tuned for more next weekend and have a fun and healthy week!