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Six EMHS Hospitals Named Among the Nation’s Most Wired for 2014

Brewer, Maine – (July 14, 2014) – Six EMHS hospitals are at the forefront of using information technology to improve patient care, based on the results of a 2014 survey published by the American Hospital Association. 

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Acadia Hospital Recognizes Donors, Celebrates Music and Wellness Program

Acadia Hospital recognized our donors and celebrated our music and wellness program during a special event on Wednesday, June 25.

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Acadia Hospital Celebrates Hospital Week with Employee Recognition Event

Bangor, ME –It has become a tradition for Acadia Hospital to recognize and honor its employees during National Hospital Week, and this year was no exception. Dozens of employees gathered to enjoy lunch and receive recognition for years of service and professional excellence. 

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Acadia Hospital Hosting Ethics Conference for Providers May 2

Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital is hosting a conference entitled, Ethical Practice in the Modern World: Implications for Providers, on Friday, May 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the hospital.

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Governor LePage Visits Acadia Hospital Campus

Bangor, ME –At the invitation of Acadia Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Anthony Ng, MD, Maine Governor Paul R. LePage met with Acadia representatives on March 18 at the hospital’s campus in Bangor.

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Acadia Psychiatrist Recognized as Provider of the Month

Bangor, ME – Catholic Charities Maine has chosen Acadia Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dilek Avci, MD as the December, 2013 Provider of the Month. Each month their case management staff selects a Provider of the Month who embraces quality care and collaboration for their clients. 

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Pay it Forward at Acadia Hospital

The concept of “Pay it Forward,” based on a movie of the same name, is familiar to many.  The idea of doing something thoughtful or kind for another, without any expectation of payback, but with the hope that the person receiving the kindness will in some way “Pay it Forward” has a certain appeal.

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Acadia Hospital one of for EMHS websites to receive recognition for excellence

BREWER, Maine — Four EMHS Websites developed by Lighthouse Web Solutions received recognition at the 17th annual Healthcare Internet Conference Nov. 6, in New Orleans. Along with EMHS, approximately 260 healthcare organizations, representing a broad industry spectrum, received recognition for their outstanding Websites and digital communications at a special presentation of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards during the conference.

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Acadia Hospital Earns Accolades for Film, Mental Health Screening

Bangor, Me—Acadia recently received recognition for excellence regarding the film, The Road Back, and its involvement in National Depression Screening Day.
 
A short feature film on adolescent anxiety and depression, The Road Back, produced by Acadia Hospital in conjunction with Project AWARE and Maine teens, was chosen by Healthline.com as one of the ten best depression videos of 2013. The movie, written and directed by Hermon High School Senior Faith Bishop, also won honors for Best Student Film at the Iowa Independent Film Festival.

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Acadia Hospital Provides Old Town and Milford Schools with Mental Health Education

Adolescent mental health is an important, yet sometimes overlooked, aspect to a young person’s overall well-being. Poor mental health can lead to social isolation, dropping grades, a loss of enjoyment in everyday activities, drug use, self-harm, and in rare instances, suicide.

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Maine High Schools Host Challenge Days for Students

Day-long Sessions Sponsored and Coordinated by Acadia Hospital
 
Hermon, topsham, Millinocket Me—Over 400 Maine high school students and their adult facilitators experienced the powerful one day program called Challenge Day during the week of November 4. Mt. Ararat in Topsham hosted two days, while Hermon hosted a day and Stearns and Schenck High Schools partnered for one day in the greater Millinocket area, inviting a special team of student leaders from Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln to join them.

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Acadia Hospital and Bangor Symphony Orchestra Preparing to Launch New Music and Wellness Program

Bangor, ME – As part of the newly created Music and Wellness Program at Acadia Hospital, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's Juniper String Quartet will make regular visits to the hospital beginning in November, performing a program ranging from classical to pop that will provide an opportunity for reflection, inspiration, and education for child and adolescent; and adult patient groups. 

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Acadia Hospital Named 2014 Non-Profit of the Year by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Bangor, ME –Acadia Hospital has been chosen to receive the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce 2014 Non-Profit of the Year Award. This award is given to a non-profit agency that has made a notable difference in the lives of the people who live in the greater Bangor region. 

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Acadia Hospital Participating in Online Mental Health Screening Program

(BANGOR, ME) – Depression affects all walks of life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression. Screening for depression and other mood disorders allows individuals to identify warning signs early and connect with the appropriate treatment resources. Early recognition and treatment offers the best opportunity for recovery. 

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Wayne Steller Named Acadia Hospital Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Bangor, ME – Wayne Steller, PMHNP-BC has been named vice president and chief nursing officer for Acadia Hospital effective September 18, 2013

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Acadia Hospital Battle of the Bands Raises More Than $40,000 for Youth Services

Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital, via the Acadia Hospital Foundation, raised $41,290 in cash and gifts-in-kind at its Battle of the Bands dance held at the Cross Insurance Center Friday, September 13

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DR. CLIFF SINGER TO SERVE AS FLOWER REPRESENTATIVE IN UPCOMING WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

BANGOR– The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Eastern Maine to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the 2013 Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 5, 2013 at the Hollywood Casino Raceway at Bass Park in Bangor.

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Six EMHS Hospitals Named Among the Nation’s Most Wired

Brewer, Me – (July 10, 2013) – Six EMHS hospitals are at the forefront of using information technology to improve patient care, based on the results of a 2013 survey published by the American Hospital Association. 

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Acadia Hospital Dedicates New Healing Garden in Memory of Anita Leonard

Bangor, ME – Nearly 200 people comprised of community members, donors, Acadia Hospital employees and members of the Leonard family gathered together Friday, June 28 on the psychiatric hospital’s campus to dedicate a new healing garden in memory of Anita Leonard. One of the founders of Acadia Hospital, along with her husband Ralph Leonard, Anita was fondly remembered by hospital officials and family members during the brief program.

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The Road Back Takes Top Honor in Student Film Category at Lewiston Auburn Film Festival

Some of the best and brightest independent movie producers and directors from around the country and the world competed for recognition during the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival

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Acadia Hospital Receives Recognition from Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network

Hospital earns all ten stars and a gold rating for first time as part of 2013 Gold Star Standards of Excellence Program Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital recently received notification from the Maine Tobacco Free Hospital Network that it has

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Acadia and EMMC Earn Well Workplace Designations

Gold and Platinum Levels Awarded by Wellness Council of America
Bangor, ME – EMHS affiliates in Bangor, Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center, have both achieved the prestigious Well Workplace designation from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). 

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Acadia Hospital Recognized as Top Online Screening Site for Depression Screening Day

Bangor, ME – Screening for Mental Health, Inc., the non-profit which sponsors National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), recently notified Acadia Hospital that it earned the distinction of being a Top 25 Online Screening Site for National Depression Screening Day 2012.

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Acadia Hospital Website Garners National Award

(November 27, 2012)  -- Among some 240 healthcare organizations and over 1,100 entries, Acadia Hospital’s website was recognized at the 13th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference in Las Vegas.

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Acadia-Sponsored Challenge Day at Hermon High School

Hermon High School held its annual Challenge Day for its sophomore class. WLBZ2 and WABI TV5 both covered the event and their stories are linked below:

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Acadia Hospital Film on Teen Anxiety and Depression Earns Recognition

Maine Public Relations Council Awards Acadia for Short Dramatic Film, The Road Back
Bangor, ME – The Acadia Hospital has won a Gold Award in the Audio/Visual category for its role in producing and promoting the short dramatic film, The Road Back, in the spring of 2012. The award was presented at the Maine Public Relations Council’s (MPRC) annual Golden Arrow Awards ceremony held at the USM Abromson Center in Portland on October 11.

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Acadia Welcomes Three New Psychiatrists

Bangor, ME – The Acadia Hospital is pleased to announce the hiring of three new psychiatrists; Dilek Avci, MD, Linda Call, MD, and Nathan Valentine, MD.

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Acadia Hospital to Host 20th Anniversary Celebration

Bangor, ME –The Acadia Hospital invites the public to celebrate its 20 years of empowering people to improve their lives at a special community reception and sculpture unveiling on Thursday, October 11.

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Acadia Hospital Offering New Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Pain Treatment Program

Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital is now offering an eight-session Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Pain Treatment Program for adults who experience chronic pain.

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National Magazine: EMMC, Acadia Among the 100 ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals in the Country

Bangor, ME — Eastern Maine Medical Center and Acadia Hospital, both affiliates of EMHS, are among the 100 Most Wired Hospitals in the country, according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association.

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A Day of Miracles for Maine Kids

June 5, 2012
A Day of Miracles for Maine Kids
EMHS Charities CMNH Telethon Celebrates 25 Years
For 25 years, EMHS Charities Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) has supported healthcare for the children of central, eastern, and northern Maine.

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Battle of the Bands Tops the Charts

Evening of music and dancing a huge success, raising over $35,000 for Acadia Hospital Youth Services

Great music, some friendly competition, tasty food and friends of Acadia all combined to create a memorable rock ‘n roll evening at Husson University May 26.

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Acadia Welcomes New Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Sibel Algon

Hospital’s Youth Services Offers Easy Access and Comprehensive Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Treatment

Bangor, ME – The Acadia Hospital is pleased to announce the hiring of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Sibel Algon, MD. She will be joining Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Eric Kuntz, MD in working with children and teens on the hospital’s inpatient units. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Jessica Manaker, MD and Julie Balaban, MD see youth patients in Acadia’s outpatient programs.

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Acadia Hospital Invites NAMI-Maine to Help Improve Family Outreach

Bangor, ME – NAMI officials and Acadia Hospital pediatric representatives from inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient services met on Wednesday night, February 15th at Acadia Hospital with several parents of children who have received services at Acadia.

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Acadia Hospital Partners with NESCom Students to Design Film Poster

Bangor, ME –For over a year The Acadia Hospital has been working with partner Project AWARE and area teens to produce a high quality dramatic short film about teen depression and anxiety entitled, The Road Back.
With the public premiere scheduled for March 21, 7:00 PM at Gracie Theatre on the Husson University campus, a professional poster promoting the event was needed. Acadia Hospital’s Communications Officer Alan Comeau knew just where to turn. 

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Acadia Hospital Offers New Group for Veterans

Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital’s Ambulatory Therapy will be offering a new prolonged exposure/cognitive behavioral group developed specifically for veterans. This group will be held on Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. beginning March 16, 2012.

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DHHS PUBLIC NOTICE of Services Review

PUBLIC NOTICE

Department of Health and Human Service’s Licensing will conduct a Substance Abuse Services Review of the agency named below on the dates indicated.

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