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HRH Honors Employees

June 12th, 2015

Houlton Regional Hospital hosted an Employee Recognition Banquet on May 21 at The Horn Restaurant. There were 67 Honorees recognizing 925 years of service. The following employees were acknowledged for their years of service.

Receiving 5 year pins were: Nancy Hagerty, Kathleen Decker, Jason Sharpe, Jesse Ojeda, Susan Bishop, Kimberly Buzzeo, Sarah Lynds, Deborah Porter, Larry Suitter, Lauren Rouse, Jayme Hovey, Rebecca Merrill, Cathy Chasse, Kathie Madigan, Elizabeth Clark, Michelle Gardner, Brenda McLaughlin, Colette Hanington, Glen Ward, Lloyd Bragan, Angela Swimm, Rebecca Tuttle, Debra Crane. Receiving 10 year pins were: Lori Jacobs, Janene Moran, Denise Brown, Kate McKissick, Sharon Krantz, Crystal Cole, Traci Peabody, Julie Codrey, Barbara Knapp, Jamie Stewart, William Robinson, Jill Bustard, Sharon Clark, Terri Dunn, Stewart Sherwood, Guat Beckwith, Robin Boyer-Simas, Heidi Hurteau, Cynthia Thompson & Linda Malone. Receiving 15 year pins were: Jay Kilpatrick, Mapley Diane Cassidy & Heather Flewelling. Receiving 20 year pins were: Ingrid Black, Peggy Watson, Trevor McLean, Cheryl Peabody, Judith Nicholson & Mary Potter. Receiving 25 year pins were: Nancy Stone, Doris Boisvert, Glenda Crandall, Dianna Larson, Sandra Hand, Barbara Moakler, Joan Gogan & Jayne Anderson. Receiving 30 year pins were Gina Brown & Helen Sherwood. Receiving 35 year pins were Salli Graham, Patricia Corneil & Janice Brown. Receiving 40 year pins were Clara Jipson and Jane Bartlett.

Photo:  [L] is Clara Jipson, Health Information Mgt & Jane Bartlett, Fiscal Services receiving their 40 Year pin from Houlton Regional Hospital.

Photo: [L] is Clara Jipson, Health Information Mgt & Jane Bartlett, Fiscal Services receiving their 40 Year pin from Houlton Regional Hospital.

Aroostook County Community Health Needs Assessment

April 24th, 2015

Houlton Regional Hospital has joined other Maine hospitals in a joint effort to assess the health needs of the communities that we serve. The report and related articles from community forums held to discuss these issues can be viewed using the following link:

Diabetic Support Group January Meeting

January 14th, 2015


New Years Day Schedule

December 30th, 2014



In observance of  New Year’s Day , the following Departments of Houlton Regional Hospital will be closed for outpatient services on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Laboratory                          Radiology                            Respiratory

                Cardio-Pulmonary           Positive Steps                   Specialty Clinics


The following Physician Offices will be closed on New Year’s Day, January 1st, and reopen on Friday, January 2nd,  Houlton Pediatrics and Houlton Family Practice.

The following Physician Offices will also be closed on  New Year’s Day,  January 1 & 2nd, and reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015

                Surgical Associates of Aroostook, Houlton OB/GYN & Houlton Internal Medicine

For emergency services, please call the Emergency Department of Houlton Regional Hospital at (207)521-2242 or (207)521-2243

Live Well Aroostook

September 30th, 2014

Check out the latest edition of Live Well Aroostook.

Click the photo for more information.

Check out the latest edition of Live Well Aroostook!

Check out the latest edition of Live Well Aroostook!

7th Annual Houlton “Super” Blood Drive

June 27th, 2014

American Red Cross Blood Drive







  • 7th Annual Houlton “Super” Blood Drive – Help replenish the community blood supply!
  • Where:                   Houlton Armory Drill Hall – 84 Pleasant Street
  •  Date/Time:           Tuesday, July 1, 2014

1 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

  • Sponsored By:      U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Houlton Regional Hospital, Smith and

Wesson, & U.S. Border Patrol.

  • Contact:                Please call 1-800-Give-Life for more information or an appointment.
  • Special Note:         **Valid ID Required**- all presenting donors will receive a limited edition t-shirt!


Door prizes, Raffles, Great Food.


Dr. Brushett to Retire in 2015

June 27th, 2014

Don in FLA 2011Donald Brushett MD has announced his retirement from the practice of medicine, effective January 1, 2015. He has practiced Family Medicine and Obstetrics in Houlton since 1977.  He has been in partnership for those thirty-seven years with “the love of my life”, Janet Parker MD (“the first female doctor to ever practice in the Shiretown”, he adds). They came to Houlton five years after Houlton Regional Hospital was established and one year before Ricker College closed. They were in private practice at 59 Bangor St. for thirty-two years and currently work at Houlton Family Practice. They have three children – Christopher, a biomedical engineer who works in Massachusetts; David, a mechanical engineer who works in the field of energy conservation in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Katie, a physician in residency in Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Brushett comments that “I feel privileged and grateful for the opportunity to have known and worked with such a diverse, talented, and dedicated medical community.  My family and my patients have been my life and I would very much like to say “thank you” to all of them. I look forward to future years in Houlton as a neighbor. Dr. Parker, who is younger than I am, will continue to practice medicine along with our fellow providers Martha Stewart DO, Nancy Putnam FNP, Linda Self FNP and Philip McFarlane MD at Houlton Family Practice. The hospital is actively recruiting a new Family Physician to join the team to continue to provide the quality care our patients are accustomed to.”

Jacqueline White Earns Patient Safety Credential

April 2nd, 2014

Houlton Regional Hospital
Congratulates Jacqueline White
For Earning Patient Safety Credential


j_whiteThe Certification Board of Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) has recently recognized Jacqueline White of Houlton as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). Jackie has been employed by HRH since August of 2006 in the hospital’s Quality/Risk Management Department.

“Earning this credential attests to Jackie’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates her expertise in this critical discipline and positions her among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

Jackie earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. Jackie is 1 of 3 Certified Professionals in Patient Safety in the State of Maine, joining 470 internationally.
The Certwcation Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by, but is a separate organizational entity from, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety yield and make the health care system safer for all.

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Shelby Stiles Has Joined Houlton Internal Medicine

March 10th, 2014


Houlton Regional Hospital is pleased to announce one of their own in a new position.  Shelby Stiles has been an employee of Houlton Regional Hospital since 1985 in a variety of nursing settings, most recently spending the last ten years as Manager of the Outpatient Specialty Clinics and performing pacer checks with Dr. Sussman.

 While continuing to work, Shelby decided to further her education and is now a graduate of Husson University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (NP-C).  Shelby is now providing care on a full-time basis to outpatients at Houlton Internal Medicine and one weekend a month to dermatology patients at the Outpatient Specialty Clinic.

 Please join us in congratulating Shelby on her accomplishments and welcome her to her new role at Houlton Regional Hospital.

 If you wish to see Shelby as a healthcare provider, please call Houlton Internal Medicine at 532-4068 to schedule an appointment.  For a dermatology appointment, please see your regular primary care provider and ask for a referral to the Dermatology Clinic at the hospital.

HRH Recognized For Excellence

March 2nd, 2014

Houlton Regional Hospital Recognized By National Organization as one of the Nation’s Best Rural Hospitals

Thomas Moakler, the CEO of Houlton Regional Hospital had this reaction to the announcement:

“Houlton Regional Hospital is honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s Top Rural Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group.  This is a tribute to our hospital medical staff and employees who provide our patients with safe, effective and quality care.  “

The Bangor Daily News offers full details in this article.