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Mid Coast Hospital Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-Line Caregivers

December 18, 2020

Mid Coast Hospital Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-Line Caregivers

Brunswick, Maine – Mid Coast Hospital administered the first vaccinations for COVID-19 to its front-line caregivers today. At 7:30 a.m. Paul LaPrad, MD, became the first care team member at Mid Coast Hospital to receive the vaccine. LaPrad has been a pulmonologist in the community for 25 years, and has been caring for COVID-19 patients at Mid Coast Hospital since March.

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Amtrak Downeaster Celebrates 19 Years Connecting the Midcoast to Boston

December 18, 2020

This week marks the 19th Anniversary of Amtrak Downeaster service between Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. Since December 15, 2001, more than 65,000 Downeaster trains have operated, transporting more than 7.62 million passengers the equivalent of nearly 658 million passenger miles.  The Downeaster transports a diverse cross-section of riders who travel for a variety of purposes including commuter, college students, senior citizens, school kids on educational trips, sports fans, beach goers and tourists and more.

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Mid Coast Hospital Physician Practices Recognized for Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

October 23, 2020

Mid Coast Hospital Physician Practices Recognized for Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

Brunswick, Maine – Let’s Go! has recognized Mid Coast Medical Group–Brunswick Primary Care and Mid Coast Pediatrics with the Site of Distinction award for their commitment to improving children’s health. By following the program’s evidence-based strategies, we’re helping our youngest patients develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. One of these strategies includes talking with patients and families about healthy eating and active living when they come in for a visit.

“Mid Coast Hospital is committed to providing evidenced-based community health and wellness programs that help to keep our community healthy and well,” said Randee Reynolds, Vice President of Community Health at Mid Coast–Parkview Health. “As part of the Let’s Go! program since its inception, Mid Coast Hospital is dedicated to educating youth in our community on how to establish healthy behaviors that last a lifetime.”

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Mid Coast Hospital Welcomes New Directors

October 9, 2020

Mid Coast Hospital Welcomes New Directors

Brunswick, Maine – Mid Coast Hospital is excited to welcome two new directors to the organization, Alison Lampke, MHA, and Kevin Dumas, PharmD. Lampke has been named Director of Diagnostic Imaging, and Dumas will serve as the health system’s new Director of Pharmacy.

 

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CURTIS LIBRARY INCREASING DAYS OPEN AND CURBSIDE

October 9, 2020

CURTIS LIBRARY INCREASING DAYS OPEN AND CURBSIDE HOURS 

New Schedule Offers Alternating Days -- Open for In-Person Browsing One Day, Curbside Pickup the Next 

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CareerCenter Weekly Job Fairs Are Back Virtually

October 9, 2020

CareerCenter Hiring Events are Back…Virtually!

Maine CareerCenters are pleased to announce the return of Hiring Events using a virtual format.  Events will run on a weekly basis each Thursday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  These hiring events are open to all businesses in the state of Maine and will be based on industry per the following schedule:

October 15, 2020 – Construction Trades (Electrical/Carpentry/Plumbing/Roofing)
October 22, 2020 – Education/Custodial/Janitorial
October 29, 2020 – Medical/Medical Staffing/Home Care

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Bicycle Access Expanded on Amtrak Downeaster Trains

September 18, 2020

Bicycle Access Expanded on Amtrak Downeaster Trains

Customers can now bring their bikes to/ from any station

Portland, ME – The Amtrak Downeaster has expanded its carry-on bike program and is now accepting bicycles from all Downeaster stations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Newly installed luggage racks that convert to bike racks make it possible to roll bikes on board from any Downeaster station, then secure and store them on the train.  Previously, bikes had to be stored in a special car, restricting access to only a few stations.  Now, standard full-size bicycles may be carried on at any Downeaster station and stored in the designated racks, as long as the front wheel is removed.  Bicycle space is limited to four per train, and a specific bike reservation is required in advance of travel. A nominal bicycle fee applies. 

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Mid Coast Hospital Walk-In Clinic Extends Hours, Offers Virtual Appointments

September 3, 2020

The Mid Coast Hospital Walk-In Clinic has expanded its hours and is now open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Opening the clinic an hour earlier will allow patients to schedule early morning visits before work and school, as well as be seen by a provider after traditional business hours.

“As we plan for the return to school, we know that many families will have questions about symptoms of COVID-19,” said Tari Advani, MD, Mid Coast Hospital Walk-In Clinic Medical Director. “Expanding hours at the Walk-In Clinic will assist patients and families by providing extra time to meet with a provider to assess any health concerns or questions. Our providers can recommend the best course of treatment and refer to testing as needed.”

Located in downtown Brunswick, the Mid Coast Hospital Walk-In Clinic offers a more affordable alternative to an emergency room visit or appointment at a private urgent care facility. The clinic is perfect for when a patient cannot get an appointment to see their physician or does not have a primary care provider. Patients can get expert and urgent care for minor medical problems such as cuts, sprains, coughs and infections, as well as onsite diagnostic services, including X-rays. The Walk-In Clinic is also co-located with a laboratory service center and integrated with all Mid Coast Medical Group practices, allowing for unified record keeping for patients. 

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Maine SBDC & Maine DECD Announce New Micro-Enterprise Grant Program

August 14, 2020

The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) in partnership with the Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) will provide grants of up to $5,000 for businesses with five or fewer employees, with an owner whose income is in the low to moderate range as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Topsham Public Library Receives Grant to Build Small Business Resources

July 24, 2020

Topsham Public Library announced today that they have received funding from the American Library Association (ALA) to build capacity and expand their programming to small businesses and entrepreneurs from low-income and underrepresented groups. Topsham Public Library (TPL) is one of 13 public libraries around the country to receive this funding from Libraries Build Business, an initiative of the American Library Association funded by Google.org. Google.org has invested $2 million in the initiative. This grant - made as part of the tech company’s Grow with Google initiative to create opportunity to all - will also create learning resources for any library to support entrepreneurs in its community.
 

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