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“We’re happy to provide care to any and all types of patients that want to come here, whether they’ve just moved to the area or they’ve transferred their care from another provider.”
– Jessica MacPhail, NP, EMMC Family Medicine, Husson Ave.
EMMC Family Medicine is currently accepting new patients in many of its practices.
Last June, Robert Nichols of Waterville was playing a round of golf, just like he had done hundreds of times before. But something was different this time. When he got to the fifth hole, his chest began to hurt, and he just wasn’t feeling well. Robert was having a heart attack.
Read more about the many other life-saving stories that take place every day at EMMC Heart Care.
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(Bangor, Maine) – Last year, Eastern Maine Medical Center connected more than 500 patients with a free interpreter service, breaking down language barriers to ensure that patients and care providers were able to effectively communicate. In healthcare, every minute counts and a new service at EMMC uses technology to connect patients with free interpreter services much quicker. Previously, patients may have had to wait for interpreters to travel to the hospital in person.
“We saw an opportunity to cut down on the time it took to connect a patient with an interpreter by using everyday technology found in many homes right in our community,” says Christopher Shaw, manager, EMMC Telecommunications. EMMC care providers now use iPads to securely connect patients with medically trained interpreters via video chat. Ten languages are currently available through this video service. Additionally, more than 198 languages are available through an audio conference.
“We know ensuring that patients understand their condition and their treatment options is a key component to improving their health. As an EMHS member, this free interpreter service is one way EMMC is making sure community members have access to the right care, in the right place, at the right time,” continues Christopher. The video chat service is available to patients at the EMMC Healthcare Mall, EMMC Cancer Care, and EMMC’s State Street campus.