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Public Flu Shot Clinic

September 11th, 2015








Friday October 23, 2015

8am – 4pm


Location:    Sigrid E. Tompkins Rural Health Center at HRH

Internal Medicine Office


HRH Cardiac Program Receives Certification

September 11th, 2015

HRH Cardiac ProgramThe Cardiac and Pulmonary Phase 2 programs at Houlton Regional Hospital were both recently re certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

AACVPR -certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity,mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education,prevention,rehabilitation,research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

HRH is Tobacco Free

September 3rd, 2015


Houlton Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2015 we are a 100% tobacco-free campus.  Use of tobacco or tobacco products are not allowed in any buildings or on any grounds owned by Houlton Regional Hospital.

The health and safety hazards of tobacco use, both to the user and non-smoker who are exposed to second and third hand smoke are very well know.  As a community leader in wellness, Houlton Regional Hospital is committed to providing our patients, employees, and visitors with a safe and healthy environment by discouraging the use of tobacco and tobacco products.  The establishment of a tobacco-free facility and grounds is evidence of this commitment.

Houlton Regional Hospital recognizes the challenges associated with tobacco addiction and will work with our patients and staff to provide resources for smoking cessation, as requested.

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.”