News - 2017

  • EMMC Neurology Specialists Welcomes New Physician 11/15/2017

    Muhammad Ateeq Arshad, MD, has joined Eastern Maine Medical Center's Neurology Specialists. Dr. Arshad completed his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree in Rawalpindi Medical College in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, which is affiliated with the University of Health Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.

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  • Top Safety Score Reflects Decrease in Colon Surgical Site Infections 11/10/2017

    (Bangor, Maine) – Patients deserve the safest environment for their care, and it is comforting to know this level of care is available locally. Eastern Maine Medical Center recently received an “A” in safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates US hospitals on preventable errors, infections, and more.

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  • EMMC Welcomes New Thoracic Surgeon 11/08/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center is pleased to welcome M. Jawad Latif, MD, to EMMC Cardiothoracic Surgery of Maine. Dr. Latif will be the first to offer robotic thoracic surgery in the area. He is experienced in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, as well as esophageal cancer screening, and endoscopic treatment. 

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  • Keep Your Child Safe with a Car Seat Safety Check 11/06/2017

    Car seats are often used incorrectly, and this is a contributing factor to many infant and toddler injuries and fatalities. Fortunately, free help is available for parents who have a new car seat, may have a recalled car seat, or do not know how to use a car seat properly. On Saturday, November 11, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Safe Kids Maine, and Quirk Chevrolet are partnering up to offer free safety checks.

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  • High Winds Update and Impact on EMMC 10/30/2017

    The following Eastern Maine Medical Center practices remain without power:

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  • Non-Invasive Cardiologist Joins EMMC Northeast Cardiology Associates 10/23/2017

    Non-invasive cardiologist Sreedhar reddy Madireddy, MBBS, MD, MPH, has joined Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Northeast Cardiology Associates.

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Earns Gold Star for Tackling Tobacco Use 10/13/2017

    One in five Mainers is at risk of experiencing a shorter lifespan and lower quality of life because of tobacco use. Eastern Maine Medical Center is leading the way in reducing the significant impact of tobacco in our communities, and was recently recognized for its efforts with a Gold Star from the Center for Tobacco independence’s Breathe Easy Coalition.

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Engages Community in Developing Chaplaincy Services 10/11/2017

    In September, Eastern Maine Medical Center announced its decision to convert to a volunteer chaplaincy program, building upon the more than 50 dedicated faith leaders who currently care for the spiritual needs of its patients, families, and employees. Since announcing this decision, members of the spiritual community, Board of Trustee members, and others have provided feedback which has been taken into consideration. Based on these discussions, Eastern Maine Medical Center announces the creation of a full-time trained chaplain lead position to guide the program’s continued development. Candidates for this new role will have an undergraduate degree in Theology, Ministry, Divinity, or a related field and at least two years of religious leadership experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.

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  • Interventional Cardiologist Joins Eastern Maine Medical Center Northeast Cardiology Associates 10/11/2017

    Interventional cardiologist Alaa Ayyoub, MD, recently joined Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Northeast Cardiology Associates. Dr. Ayyoub earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and completed his residency and fellowship at Lahey Clinical Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.
     

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Trauma Program Re-verified by American College of Surgeons 10/04/2017

    The trauma center at Eastern Maine Medical Center was recently re-verified as a level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Pediatric Staff and Families to Unite 10/03/2017

    When children are sick and the hospital becomes their temporary home, strong bonds are created between patients and family members and the staff who work on the Pediatric Unit. For the first time, Eastern Maine Medical Center pediatric nurses and staff are inviting their patients to come back to the hospital to reconnect and enjoy refreshments on Friday, October 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

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  • Salute! 09/30/2017

    Mark Brown, MD, MPH, Receives Research Award

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  • EMMC Research Expo 2017 Celebrates Local Discoveries by Employees 09/28/2017

    Employees at Eastern Maine Medical Center seek to advance healthcare discoveries by conducting scientific research projects that help patients in our community now and in the future. On Friday, September 29, at the EMMC Research Expo, the medical center will showcase innovative research in obesity, cardiology, cancer, stroke, neonatal abstinence syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and more.

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  • Maine’s First Next-Generation Surgical Robot Arrives at Eastern Maine Medical Center 09/06/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Maine to acquire a next-generation surgical robot. This technology, the most advanced of its kind in the nation, provides greater range of motion, a clearer, more defined three-dimensional view for the surgeon, and better access to the surgical site.

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Welcomes New Primary Care Provider 08/16/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center Welcomes New Primary Care Provider

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  • EMMC and Safe Kids Maine to Distribute Bike Helmets, Safety Tips at Hampden Children’s Day 08/09/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center and Safe Kids Maine are working together to ensure young bicyclists who attend the Hampden Children’s Day festivities on Saturday, August 12 are staying safe by wearing helmets and using them correctly.

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  • EMMC Family Medicine Welcomes Provider 08/04/2017

    EMMC Family Medicine Welcomes Provider

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  • EMMC Opens New Unit for Observation Care 07/31/2017

    All acute care hospitals, including Eastern Maine Medical Center, are required to determine if patients are sick enough to be admitted as inpatients, or if they should receive short-term services known as observational care. Recently, EMMC opened its new Short Stay Unit to efficiently assess patients’ needs and decide the next steps in their care, which could include a safe return home or an admission to the hospital.
     

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Use Google Glass to Provide More Personalized Care 07/18/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center is pioneering Google Glass-driven technology to reclaim provider time spent charting and maximize patient-provider interaction in the exam room.

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  • Innovative Collaboration Aims to Reduce Unnecessary Hospital Admissions 07/13/2017

    After being cared for in the Emergency Department, the last thing patients want is to end up back at the hospital to be treated for the same condition. Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Department is partnering with primary care providers to reduce return trips to the Emergency Department and unnecessary hospital admissions by ensuring timely follow-up care, and a team of research interns is the key to making this collaboration work.
     

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  • EMMC/Bangor YMCA Partner to Send Children with Cancer to Summer Camp 07/03/2017

    When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family shifts to focus on the needs of their little one, and an important part of the healing process during treatment is ensuring children have time to play. A partnership between Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Bangor YMCA gives children treated for cancer the opportunity to feel like kids again by enjoying a traditional summer camp experience.
     

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  • New EMMC Cafeteria Delivers on Taste 06/29/2017

    It may sound farfetched to say that a hospital makes one of the best pizzas in Bangor, but it might just be true. Eastern Maine Medical Center’s new cafeteria is tantalizing taste buds with a wide range of options you would not expect to see at a medical facility, and it has people buzzing. To commemorate the opening of this highly anticipated space, Eastern Maine Medical Center is holding a celebration for patients, visitors, and staff. 


     

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  • Free Car Seat Safety Check Program Expands to Meet Community Needs 06/21/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center, Safe Kids Maine, and Quirk Chevrolet have teamed up to hold three free car seat safety check events since the fall of 2016, and the appointment slots have filled up quickly for every event. In response to the high demand, three additional safety check events will be held this summer in Bangor on June 24, July 22, and August 26. All events are scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm at Quirk Chevrolet, 293 Hogan Road.

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Welcomes Accomplished Pediatric Surgeon 06/19/2017

    Pediatric surgeon Whitney McBride, MD has joined the EMMC Medical Group and EMMC Pediatric Surgery of Maine. Dr. McBride comes to Eastern Maine Medical Center from New York, where he practiced pediatric surgery since 2003.

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  • Plastic and Hand Surgeon Joins Eastern Maine Medical Center 06/14/2017

    Hector Campbell, MD, a plastic and hand surgeon, has joined the EMMC Medical Group and EMMC Plastic and Hand Surgical Specialists practice. He earned his medical degree from the University of the West Indies and completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.
     

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  • EMMC Encourages Thinking “FAST” for Stroke 05/29/2017

    If you or someone you love is experiencing stroke symptoms, the best thing you can do is get emergency medical help. Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Stroke Care wants individuals to remember the acronym FAST can be a life saver. If you notice face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty, call 911 immediately to ensure treatment that can reduce the long-term effects of stroke can begin right away.
     

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  • EMMC Announces New Technology to Detect and Diagnose Breast Cancer 05/22/2017

    More than 1100 Maine women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Fortunately, new technology that improves early detection and diagnosis gives women better odds of beating the disease. Today, Eastern Maine Medical Center announces the availability of 3D-guided breast biopsy, now offered at the State Street hospital campus, and the addition of 3D mammography, which will be available this summer.

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  • EMMC Staff and NICU Families Reunite This Weekend 05/05/2017

    EMMC Staff and NICU Families Reunite This Weekend

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Welcomes New Urologist 04/26/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center Welcomes New Urologist

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  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Welcomes New Neurosurgeon 04/14/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center Welcomes New Neurosurgeon

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  • Modernization Project to Bring Latest in Nuclear Imaging Technology to Bangor 04/10/2017

    (Bangor, Maine) — On May 8, EMMC will celebrate another milestone in its Modernization Project by opening a new space with leading-edge technology and a new, convenient location for Nuclear Medicine, Electrocardiography, and Echocardiography.
     

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  • Free Seminar to Focus on Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Varicose Veins 04/09/2017

    More than half of people age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Fortunately, the treatments available for this condition are very effective. On April 25, EMMC is holding a free educational seminar for those interested in learning more about varicose veins at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.

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  • Community Event to Explore Ethics Issues and Opioids 04/06/2017

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  • EMMC First in Maine to Offer Weight Loss Balloon 04/04/2017

    (Bangor, Maine) – Many people who struggle with weight loss consider having surgery but either do not qualify for the procedure or are not comfortable with a surgical approach. Now, for the first time in Maine, a new non-surgical option called intragastric balloon is available at Eastern Maine Medical Center to help these individuals achieve their weight loss goals.

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  • EMMC Celebrates Doctors’ Day 03/31/2017

    Eastern Maine Medical Center celebrated its doctors throughout the week of March 27, recognizing them for touching the lives of thousands of patients, visitors, and staff each year. EMMC has the largest medical staff in the region, with more than 450 doctors providing many types of care not found elsewhere in northern, eastern, and central Maine.<br />

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  • Colorectal Cancer: the Truths and Myths 03/29/2017

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and is a good time to learn about what is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women. In Maine, it is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer.

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  • Free Car Seat Safety Checks Return to Bangor 03/14/2017

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  • March 14 Storm Update 03/14/2017

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  • New Concussion Program Offers Comprehensive Approach to Treatment and Recovery 02/28/2017

    Concussion is a growing problem in the United States, especially in adolescents. Now those who are suffering from the effects of a concussion have a local, comprehensive evaluation and treatment option to help them get back to work, school, or play.

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  • Winter Storm Update 02/12/2017

    All EMMC Medical Group outpatient practices and hospital services will follow their normal schedules on Tuesday, February 14. Patients are asked to contact their healthcare provider’s office on Tuesday if they need to cancel a Tuesday appointment or reschedule an appointment from Monday. Stay safe as the storm wraps up tonight and tomorrow morning.
     

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  • Winter Storm Cancellations and Closings 02/09/2017

    A list of EMMC services that will be closing on February 9, 2017 due to the winter snowstorm.

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  • MMA Fighter, Long Distance Runner to be featured in EMMC Sports Health Performance Series 02/08/2017

    Achieving peak athletic performance begins with having the tools to reduce the risk of injury, train for success, follow the right nutrition plan, and focus both on the mental and physical components of reaching an athlete’s fullest potential. In February and March, EMMC Sports Health will help competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and everyone in between gain the knowledge to perform their best during a free educational series.

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  • EMMC Goes Red for Women 02/02/2017

    (Bangor, Maine) — The first Friday in February is National Go Red for Women Day, an initiative to raise awareness of women’s heart disease. This year, EMMC employees, as well as visitors and patients, are encouraged to show their support by wearing red tomorrow.

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  • Valuing Diversity at EMMC 02/01/2017

    EMMC has a strong history of working with Maine legislators to assist with the international relocation of staff and their families when needed. Despite any political developments, we intend to continue our efforts and to strongly advocate for our employees when necessary. 

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  • New EMMC Practice to Focus on Pelvic Care and Women’s Continence 01/26/2017

    New EMMC Practice to Focus on  Pelvic Care and Women’s Continence 

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  • EMMC Welcomes New Otolaryngologist 01/26/2017

    Medical issues affecting the ears, nose, face, sinuses, throat, larynx, and neck can be particularly uncomfortable for those who experience them, but fortunately, medical specialists who focus specifically on these issues can help patients find relief. To ensure better access for patients who need this type of care, EMMC is pleased to welcome Angela Tsai, MD, to Eastern Maine Otolaryngology.

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  • Some EMMC Provider Practices Close Early Due to Storm 01/24/2017

    (Bangor, Maine) — Several EMMC provider practices are now closed for the day due to the weather, including Surgery and Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Surgical Weight Loss, Gastroenterology, Urology, Northeast Surgery, Infectious Disease, Hearing Center, Allergy, and Otolaryngology. These practices have notified their patients. All practices will be open normal hours tomorrow.

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