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3nd Annual Allen Golf Classic
Mayo Regional Hospital raised nearly $31,000 during the 3rd annual Dennis Allen Memorial Golf Classic, which drew a field of 106 golfers to the Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro on Aug. 31.
The tournament honors the memory of Dennis Allen, who died in 2008 of a heart attack. Allen, an avid golfer, was Chief Financial Officer at Mayo Regional Hospital for 30 years.
Proceeds from the tournament will be used by Mayo Regional to combat heart disease in the hospital’s service area of Piscataquis, Penobscot and Somerset counties. Funds raised from the Allen Classic in 2009 and 2010 have been used to buy 37 Automated External Defibrillators, which were donated by Mayo and placed in public access points throughout the region, from Medway to Fairfield, and Dexter to Pittston Farm. Mayo will continue to expand placement of AEDs with funds netted from the most recent tournament.
The team from A.E. Robinson Oil Co. of Dover-Foxcroft had the low net score of 54, turned in by James Robinson, Jeffrey Robinson, Mike Grinnell and Mike Harris. The foursome of Ryan Cloutier, Dave Winslow, Mike Neuts and Bruce Moore took low gross honors with a score of 62.
Rick York won the putting contest, the Thomas Agency team had the longest putt, the longest drives were struck by Mike Harris and Bonnie Allen, and the straightest drives were made by Ryan Cloutier and Paula Gagnon. Jim Fowle was closest to the pin on hole 4, and Phil Badger was closest to the pin on hole 10.
Special thanks are due to Acadia Benefits, A.E. Robinson Oil Co. and BerryDunn, who were major corporate sponsors of the Allen Classic. Gold-level sponsors included Allscripts, Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates, Dexter Family Practice, DiGiorgio Associates, Gilman Electric, H.M. Payson & Co., Hardwood Products, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Mayo Regional Hospital Medical Staff, Sage, and Thomas Agency. Pepsi was the beverage sponsor.
Raffle prizes included 100 gallons of oil from A.E. Robinson, tickets to the Deutsche Bank PGA championship, and greens fees to Bangor Muni, Piscataquis CC, Country View GC, JaTo Highlands, Foxcroft GC, Kebo Valley, J.W. Parks, Lakewood GC, Natanis GC, Sable Oaks GC and Dexter Municipal.
Past Press Releases:
For more information or questions please contact Tom Lizotte, Marketing & Development Director of Mayo Regional Hospital, 207-564-4342 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mayo to host Medicare 101 on Sept. 18 Posted: 08-27-2013
- Dr. Maxson joins hospitalist service Posted: 08-22-2013
- Mayo Regional begins search process, appoints interim CEO Posted: 08-08-2013
- Hannon announces departure as Mayo Regional’s CEO Posted: 07-31-2013
- Mayo Regional Hospital to host Aug. 12 blood drive Posted: 07-27-2013
- Mayo presents concussion management program Aug. 8 at Center Theatre Posted: 07-24-2013
- Mayo Regional adds cardiologist to medical staff Posted: 07-17-2013
- Forgues named Chief Financial Officer at Mayo Posted: 07-02-2013
- Mayo Seniority plans Bar Harbor trip Posted: 07-02-2013
- Dr. Arps nominated for Maine Hospital Association honor Posted: 06-26-2013
- Nurse Practitioner Green joins D-F Family Medicine Posted: 06-19-2013
- Mayo Auxiliary plans yard sale June 22 Posted: 06-10-2013
Past News Releases
Mayo to host Medicare 101 on Sept. 18
August 27, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Leslie Lizotte LSW, Community Service Specialist from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, will be holding a Medicare 101 presentation in the Borestone Room at Mayo Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.
This presentation is specifically designed for those who will be newly eligible for Medicare: either people who are soon to be age 65 or those who are younger but disabled and who will be eligible for Medicare in the future. The presentation explains the coverage Medicare offers and also will explain other Medicare products such as Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare D, and Medicare Supplemental insurances.
Attendees must call in advance if planning to attend: 564-7376 or 1-800-432-7812.
Dr. Maxson joins hospitalist service
August 22, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Robert T. Maxson, M.D. joined Mayo Regional Hospital’s medical staff this week as a full-time member of the inpatient hospitalist service. He started a three-week hospitalist orientation on Aug. 20.
Dr. Maxson comes to Mayo after completing his postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, a 740-bed facility in urban north Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his Internship and Residency at Temple, from 2010-2013.
A graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Dr. Maxson earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
Mayo Regional begins search process, appoints interim CEO
August 08, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - The Board of Trustees of Mayo Regional Hospital has accepted the resignation of Edward J. Hannon as President and CEO, and taken the first steps in the search process to find his successor.
The Board appointed a Search Committee that will quickly begin to work with the search firm Phillips DiPisa to conduct a wide-ranging search for a candidate who will lead Mayo in the future. The search committee is made up of four members of the Board, three members of the Medical Staff, and one community member, with Ken Proctor, Mayo’s VP of Human Resources, as an advisor.
The Board also has selected an interim CEO from within the Mayo organization. David McDermott, M.D. has been named to serve as Interim CEO effective Aug. 31, after Hannon works out his 30-day notification period. Dr. McDermott is a board-certified family physician who has been on staff at Mayo Regional Hospital serving the community since 1993. He currently holds the position of Medical Director of Inpatient and Emergency Services, is a Certified Physician Executive, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives.
Hannon announced on July 31 that he would be departing Mayo for a new position out of state. Citing personal reasons, Hannon said the new job will better meet the needs of his family. He started work as Mayo’s CEO on Sept. 17, 2012.
George Barton, Chairman of the Hospital Administrative District 4 Board of Trustees, and Warren “Skip” MacDonald, M.D., Mayo’s Medical Staff President, said that although Hannon had only been at Mayo for a short time, he has contributed greatly to the organization. Both Barton and MacDonald said Mayo will search for a new CEO who can carry forward the policies developed by Hannon.
“With Ed’s departure it becomes even more important to continue on the course that has been set by the Board and the Medical Staff Leadership. While the search committee undertakes the task of finding a new CEO, we all must stay focused on achieving the goals that have been set,” said Barton and MacDonald in a joint statement.
“Using Ed Hannon’s great experience and problem solving ability he, with the support of the Board and Medical Staff Leadership, has crafted and implemented new plans and structures that will allow us to remain an independent community hospital,” according to the statement from Barton and MacDonald. “The Board and Medical Staff have put in motion steps that are essential to the future financial soundness of the Hospital District. These steps have the potential to benefit all sectors of our community. Patients will experience better access to more fully rounded care through the implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home. The improved efficiencies outlined in Vision 100 will allow us to meet the challenges of the future and provide job security and financial reward to be shared.”
Both Barton and MacDonald said that Hannon’s resignation was accepted “with deep regret.”
Hannon announces departure as Mayo Regional’s CEO
July 31, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Edward J. Hannon announced on July 31 that he will be stepping down as President and CEO of Mayo Regional Hospital at the end of August.
Hannon, who has led Mayo since Sept. 17, 2012, said he is leaving for personal family reasons, and has decided to accept another position out of state.
The Hospital Administrative District 4 Board of Directors will schedule a special meeting in early August to begin planning the selection process for a new CEO. It is expected that the HAD 4 Board will appoint an interim CEO to lead the hospital while a search begins for Hannon’s long-term replacement.
“I am extremely happy to have had the opportunity to lead this great hospital. I know that I am leaving one of the best rural hospitals in America,” said Hannon. “This organization is truly a remarkable provider of health care services. It is obvious that staff, physicians, Board members and volunteers are so dedicated and want only the best for this region.”
Hannon said the HAD 4 Board, which represents 13 member communities in Piscataquis, Penobscot and Somerset counties, is committed to following through on the strategic direction set over the past year.
“I truly believe that Mayo Regional Hospital is on the right path to continue to be a strong independent hospital with employed provider practices, Emergency Medical Services and Behavioral Health Services,” Hannon said.
“Over the past year, the hospital board and administration has taken a critical view of the current operations. We have taken the first steps in what will be a difficult process to improve operational issues,” said Hannon. “Additionally, we have recently recruited several new providers who will bring new services and specialists to the area. The future success of Mayo will depend on having high quality, efficient and productive primary care providers who refer patients for inpatient and outpatient services to the hospital and our local providers.”
Hannon’s healthcare career spans nearly 35 years, and he has previous CEO experience at rural hospitals in Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He relocated to Maine last year and took over at Mayo following the retirement of Ralph Gabarro, who had led the hospital for 15 years.
Mayo Regional Hospital to host Aug. 12 blood drive
July 27, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Mayo Regional Hospital will host a Red Cross community blood drive in the hospital Resource Center on Monday, Aug. 12, from 12 noon to 5 p.m..
Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment. Individuals who are 17 years old, meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more), and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. Bring a Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification when you come to donate.
Mayo presents concussion management program Aug. 8 at Center Theatre
July 24, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment, scholastic and legal ramifications of concussions will be discussed at a free, public presentation scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft.
Maine has passed a law governing the care of athletes who have been thought to have suffered a concussion, and school districts have worked on policies needed to respond to that law.
Mayo Regional Hospital has established the Mayo Concussion Clinic, a member of the Maine Concussion Management Initiative, and the hospital has worked with Foxcroft Academy to develop local, certified IMPACT practitioners.
Mayo’s concussion management program is based on the work of Mickey Collins, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, who is recognized as a world authority on concussions. Representatives from Mayo have traveled twice to Pittsburgh to study with Dr. Collins.
The Aug. 8 program will include introductory remarks by Edward Hannon, Mayo President and CEO; a discussion on the science and philosophy of concussions by Skip MacDonald, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Mayo Orthopedics; on-field recognition and initial treatment of concussions, by Jackie Tourtelotte, Foxcroft Academy athletic trainer; medical treatment of concussions, by Fran Moore, director of Rehabilitation Services at Mayo, and Nicole Kane, FNP, of Mayo Orthopedics; and academic accommodations in concussion treatment, by Jonathan Pratt, Foxcroft Academy Assistant Head of School for Academics.
The program will include a question-and-answer session with panelists, and audience members are encouraged to participate. Certificates of attendance will be available for those needing documentation of training in concussion management.
Mayo Regional adds cardiologist to medical staff
July 17, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT -- Kathleen Harper, D.O., a non-invasive cardiologist, will join the Mayo Regional Hospital medical staff on Aug. 5, providing a new service for Piscataquis County.
Cardiologists specialize in diseases of the heart, lungs and blood vessels, and manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.
Dr. Harper’s role will be to care for cardiac patients in an outpatient setting, perform and interpret diagnostic testing including EKGs, echocardiograms, stress tests and nuclear medicine studies. She will be available to oversee Mayo’s Heartwise cardiac rehabilitation program, and to consult with and support Mayo’s inpatient hospitalists, anesthesia and Emergency Department providers.
The cardiology office will be located in the Heartwise Suite 400 on the second floor of Mayo’s Medical Office building.
Dr. Harper will be relocating to the Dover-Foxcroft area from Bridgeport, Conn., where she has been on the medical staff at St. Vincent’s Medical Center since 1995. She most recently has served as Director of the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic, Medical Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography at the Cardiovascular Imaging Center, and Medical Director of the Women’s Heart Program.
Dr. Harper has also held medical school academic appointments at Tufts University, New York Medical College, Columbia Presbyterian, University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University.
Dr. Harper and her family members have spent considerable time in Maine. She attended Bates College in Lewiston, before transferring to Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Conn., to earn her B.S. degree. Dr. Harper returned to Maine for medical school, receiving her D.O. in 1987 from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford.
Postdoctoral training included a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Harper remained at St. Vincent’s for fellowship training in cardiology, and was a non-invasive cardiology fellow at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. She has received additional subspecialty fellowship training in Cardiac CT and Vascular Ultrasound.
Dr. Harper has an interest in the use of complementary and alternative medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine, and is a Master’s degree candidate in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Harper is a Fellow in both the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. She is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease subspecialty.
Forgues named Chief Financial Officer at Mayo
July 02, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Daniel D. Forgues of Auburn has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer at Mayo Regional Hospital, and will start his new duties on Aug. 12.
Forgues will be coming to Mayo from Goodall Hospital in Sanford, Maine, where he has served as CFO since 2011. He has been working as a health care finance professional in Maine since 1987.
“Dan has a track record of success in both large and small hospitals,” said Edward J. Hannon, Mayo’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We all look forward to welcoming Dan and his wife, Donna, when they arrive in our area in the near future.”
Hannon praised Mayo’s Controller, Jim Fowle, who volunteered to work as the hospital’s interim CFO, leading the fiscal year 2014 budget process and overseeing all financial operations until Forgues’ arrival.
Forgues replaces Jeffrey Provenzano, who relocated to his home state of Michigan in June, after serving as Mayo’s CFO since 2009.
Forgues completed an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine, Orono, and earned his M.B.A. from New Hampshire College.
He started his health care finance career in 1987 at Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston, where he worked for eight years as accounting manager and corporate controller. Forgues was CFO at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield from 1995-1999, and then moved on to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was Director of Financial Planning for 11 years.
After moving to Goodall, Forgues was co-leader of the team that managed the process for the merger of the Sanford hospital with MaineHealth, the parent corporation for Maine Medical Center.
Forgues is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Mayo Seniority plans Bar Harbor trip
July 02, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - The Seniority Program at Mayo Regional Hospital has planned a trip to Bar Harbor on Saturday, July 27 (rain date: July 28), for a Lighthouse Cruise and Downeast lobster bake.
The trip cost will be $167 for Seniority members and Mayo employees, and $177 for non-members. The price includes charter bus transportation, the Lighthouse Cruise provided by Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., and a lobster bake at the Bluenose Hotel. The bus will pick up passengers at Mayo in Dover-Foxcroft at 5:45 a.m., and will return to Mayo at 8:45 p.m.
The Lighthouse Cruise will be on board the 112-foot, jet-powered catamaran Friendship V, and will tour 15 lighthouses. Also on the cruise will be opportunities to view marine wildlife, the Little Cranberry Island Life Saving Station, coastal mansions, Acadia National Park, Penobscot Bay and Vinalhaven Island. The cruise will be narrated by historian Jeremy D'Entremont, author of more than 10 books, including The Lighthouses of Maine.
Reservation deadline is July 22 and checks should be made out to MRH Seniority and mailed to Lil Smith, Seniority, 897 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.
Dr. Arps nominated for Maine Hospital Association honor
June 26, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Corabell Arps, M.D., Medical Director of the Mayo Psychiatry and Counseling program, was a finalist for the 2013 Caregiver of the Year Award, presented by the Maine Hospital Association.
Winning the award was Margaret “Miki” MacDonald, a Family Nurse Practitioner with St. Joseph Internal Medicine in Bangor, who was honored on June 19 at the MHA’s annual Summer Forum in Rockport.
Dr. Arps, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, was nominated by Mayo Regional Hospital for the MHA award in recognition for more than 20 years of service in Maine. Dr. Arps has worked in Maine since 1992, first at The Acadia Hospital and Community Care of Maine in Bangor, and since 2010 at Mayo.
“I have never met a more professional, heart-felt expert in the area of psychiatry,” wrote Michael Andrick, Mayo Psychiatry and Counseling director, in the nomination application. “Dr. Arps has been providing child psychiatry services for over 20 years in a dignified manner, always keeping the patient first in the process.
“Dr. Arps’ ability to establish relationships with patients and families sets the bar at the highest point for other ‘helpers.’ She is genuine, real and congruent with her patients,” Andrick wrote. “She embraces the importance of establishing a trusting therapeutic alliance with her clients. We have never met a patient who has had a negative word to say about this kind and caring human being.”
Susan Luthin, M.D., a longtime family practice physician in Dover-Foxcroft, said Piscataquis County is extremely lucky to have a child psychiatrist with Dr. Arps’ experience and skills.
“I was thrilled when Dr. Arps decided to come to Dover-Foxcroft,” said Dr. Luthin. “She takes care of a number of my patients, and the children and their families have nothing but wonderful things to say about her caring and compassion. I can call her up and she always is willing to talk things over and figure out what would be the best course of action for the patient.”
A parent whose daughter is a patient of Dr. Arps, wrote, “Dr. Arps practices medicine not only with great scholarship, but also from a place of great compassion and humility. She understands the pain and hardship these children and families face daily. Mental illness is a hard and isolating thing for children to live with and for families to carry.
“One of her strengths is that she listens to families. . .She cares deeply about her families.”
Nurse Practitioner Green joins D-F Family Medicine
June 19, 2013
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Andrea “Andi” Green, FNP has joined the staff at Dover-Foxcroft Family Medicine as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and will begin seeing patients in early July.
Green joined Mayo Regional Hospital’s nursing staff in 1999, initially in the Intensive Care Unit, and has most recently served as a nursing supervisor.
A Sebec resident, Green graduated from Penquis Valley High School in Milo and earned her associate’s degree in nursing from the University of New England.
While working at Mayo, she has earned a BSN from the University of Maine, and this spring Green added a Master of Science in Nursing degree from UMaine’s nurse practitioner program.
Green was named Mayo’s Nurse of the Year in 2008.
Mayo Auxiliary plans yard sale June 22
June 10, 2013
The Mayo Regional Hospital Auxiliary and Volunteers have scheduled a yard sale for Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Geeves guest house on 875 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft. A good selection of surplus hospital and office furniture will be on sale.