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Renovated Gift Shop Now Open and Dedicated to Jeanette Anderson

November 1st, 2016
Left to Right: Kathy Lancaster, Bob Anderson, and Chris Anderson

Left to Right: Kathy Lancaster, Bob Anderson, and Chris Anderson

Jeanette Anderson was instrumental in the establishment of the Gift Shop at Houlton Regional Hospital. She was former trustee of the hospital, past president of both the Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the statewide organization of hospital auxiliaries. While her own health prevented her from taking a national leader position, it did not limit her willingness to continue to lead local auxiliary effort in promoting the gift shop.

 

Please come visit the newly designed HRH Gift Shop. You will find something for everyone from new baby items, inspirational items, books, cards, Rada knives and everyday gifts. The Gift shop is open weekdays from 9am to 4pm, operated by volunteers from the HRH Auxiliary. Employees and Volunteers for Houlton Regional Hospital are grateful to the Bob Anderson Family for their dedication to our hospital.

The Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to offer am impressive selection of beautiful gifts.

The Houlton Regional Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to offer am impressive selection of beautiful gifts.

The shop now offers items for all ages.

The shop now offers items for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Pre- Diabetes: Could It Be You

October 21st, 2016

 Pre-Diabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal; but not high enough yet  to be diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes.

 

The Center for Disease Control ( CDC, 2014) estimates 86 million  American Adults have Pre- Diabetes . One out of three adults have Pre- Diabetes and nine out of ten do not know they have it. Pre-Diabetes can occur at any age and if left untreated, 15-30% of people with Pre- Diabetes will develop Type 2 Diabetes  within 5 years.

 

Pre-Diabetes increases a person’s risk of : Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease , and Stroke.

 

There are things that can be done to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Research studies have shown that early management  with continued care prevents or delays Type 2 Diabetes. Studies have shown that with just 30 minutes of daily activity  and slight weight loss the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes decreases by 58%. There are other things folks can do to decrease their risk of Type 2 Diabetes as well.

 

If you have Pre- Diabetes losing weight by: eating healthy and being more active can cut your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes in HALF.

 

Learn more from the CDC and take the Pre- Diabetes Risk Quiz at

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.

 

Having Pre- Diabetes, is your early warning sign. Take action now and avoid the problems that diabetes and heart disease could bring. Small steps can make a BIG difference in your health.

 

If you are at high risk for Pre- Diabetes, talk to your doctor about getting your blood tested.

Managing Diabetes Stress Topic At November Support Group Meeting

October 21st, 2016

Houlton Regional Hospital would like to invite you
to the November meeting of the

DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP

This group will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6p.m. The meeting will be held at Houlton Regional Hospital in The Center for Community Health Education.

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  •  6p.m. – 7:30p.m.
  •  Speaker: David Goodrich, AMHC
  •  Topic: “Managing Diabetes Stress by Talking Back to Bad Thoughts”

Join our guest speaker for this very informative session.

Please remember that you may bring family and friends with you. For more information, please call Julie Codrey, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator at 521-2516 or 532-2900 ext. 2516. There is no cost to attend.

 

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Celebrating Dr. Bob Mosenfelder’s 30th year with Houlton Regional Hospital

October 4th, 2016
Back row left to right: Linda Stewart, Kathy Blanchette, Jayme Hovey, Janelle Hardy, Gina Vargas, Carole Bates, Sara Carr, Debbie Ganzel, Alane Rush, Cheryl Peabody, Front row Toni Hetherington, Lyndsi Ward, Dr. Mosenfelder, Angela Davis

Back row left to right: Linda Stewart, Kathy Blanchette, Jayme Hovey, Janelle Hardy, Gina Vargas, Carole Bates, Sara Carr, Debbie Ganzel, Alane Rush, Cheryl Peabody, Front row Toni Hetherington, Lyndsi Ward, Dr. Mosenfelder, Angela Davis

The Labor and Delivery unit staff celebrated Dr. Mosenfelder’s 30th year with Houlton Regional Hospital on September 14th . A brunch was held on the unit to recognize Dr. Mosenfelder’s 30 years of dedication to the hospital. Dr. Mosenfelder has delivered
approximately 2,333 babies since coming to Houlton in 1986 with his family to start his private practice. The LDRP nurses and Houlton Regional Hospital appreciate and admire what he does and consider themselves very lucky to be able to work with him every day.
Thank you, Dr. Mosenfelder!

HRH Recognized for Addressing Tobacco

October 4th, 2016

33 Maine Hospitals Recognized through the 2016 Gold Star Standards of Excellence Program

At an awards ceremony on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Maine Hospital Association in Augusta, Maine, the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine celebrated the efforts of Maine hospitals to address smoking and tobacco use on their campuses.  The event highlighted the 2016 Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network Gold Star Standards of Excellence Program award winners including Houlton Regional Hospital.  Thirty-three (33) Maine hospitals and four individual champions are being recognized for their achievements in advancing their organization’s smoke and tobacco-free policies as well as promoting tobacco-free lifestyles in their communities.

“Hospitals are health and wellness role models for their communities, so it is important for them to set an example around reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke,” said Sarah Mayberry of the Breathe Easy Coalition.  “The Gold Star Standards of Excellence Program is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of Maine hospitals to create policies to address these issues.”

The annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence program recognizes health care organizations for their efforts to address best practice standards around tobacco use, exposure and quitting supports.  Houlton Regional Hospital was recognized at the gold level in the 2016 program.

“We at Houlton Regional Hospital are dedicated to improving the health status of those we support through education, treatment and rehabilitation. We have provided our community with a Smoke-Free Campus to promote a healthier lifestyle and we are very happy to receive this award,” said Janet Vose, Public Relations.

Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the country and a major contributor to health care costs.  “Meeting these standards requires hard work and commitment from these health care organizations, and the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine is pleased to be able to honor their dedication,” said Mayberry.

Houlton Regional Welcome Dr. Miguel West

June 15th, 2016
Dr. Miguel West

Dr. Miguel West

Dr. Miquel West completed his medical school training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then completed his internship in general surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago/The Cook County Hospital. He then spent 2 years in general surgery residency and participating in immunology research at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. West then returned to Chicago and completed his general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital/The Chicago Medical School.

After being at Howard University for 4 years, Dr. West moved to Detroit, Michigan to accept the position of Associate Professor of Surgery at the Wayne State Medical School. He was named as one of the Top Docs of Detroit for 6 straight years.

In 2015, Dr. West designated a Laureate in Surgery of the National Institute of Medicine. In February, 2016, Dr. West moved to Houlton. He brings with him over 30 years of experience performing general and abdominal surgery, from the most complex intestinal reconstruction to hernia and gallbladder surgery. He is currently at Houlton Regional Hospital and hopes to assist you with all your general surgery needs.

 

Call Surgical Associates of Aroostook at (207) 532-7936 to make an appointment.

Houlton Regional Hospital welcomes Dr. John Russell

June 15th, 2016
Dr. John Russell

Dr. John Russell

 

Dr, John Russell, board certified in urology since 1990,  is in practice at Houlton Regional Hospital, providing evaluation, management, and surgical treatment of a wide variety of urologic problems, including kidney stones, urinary system cancers, urinary incontinence, difficulty urinating and other men’s health issues.

 

Dr. Russell is accepting new patients. Contact Houlton Regional Hospital at 532-4068.

 

HRH Staffers Graduate UMF

June 2nd, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS!

Four members of the Houlton Regional Hospital staff were among the recent graduates of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.  Congratulations to:

  • Ellen Lynn Bartlett, BS in Nursing,  summa cum laude,  Nursing Honor Society

  • Sonja R London   BS in Nursing,  summa cum laude,  Nursing Honor Society

  • Christina J Schmidt, BS in Nursing, Magna cum laude

  • Shellie Anita Williams,  BS in Nursing with a Minor in Forensic Science, Summa Cum Laude

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New Stroke Support Group

May 3rd, 2016

Houlton Regional Hospital has added a new support group that will be meeting regularly in the Community Education Center.  Stroke Support is geared to all who a affected by a stroke, including the stroke victim, their family and friends.

Meetings for May will be held on the 6th and the 20th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.  For more info, contact Amy at 694-1638.

 

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Diabetic Support Group Meeting for April

April 12th, 2016
  Houlton Regional Hospital would like to invite you to the April meeting of the

DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP

This group will meet on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6p.m. The meeting will be held at Houlton Regional Hospital in The Center for Community Health Education.

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • 6p.m. – 7:30p.m.
  • Speaker: Mary Ellen Willen, A1C Champion
  • Topic: “Managing Diabetes: The Next Step”

Please join our guest speaker for this very informative session.

Please remember that you may bring family and friends with you. For more information, please call Julie Codrey, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator at 521-2516 or 532-2900 ext. 2516. There is no cost to attend.