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Busting Vaccine Myths! A Novel Approach to Engaging with Vaccine-Hesitant Healthcare Workers

A sample quiz developed by Dr. Plourde Andy Patstone, President of Western Maine Health, leaned on Dr. Carolyn Plourde’s expertise as an experienced physician and educator to engage in critical COVID-19 vaccine myth busting among vaccine-hesitant healthcare workers concerned about pregnancy, fertility, and breastfeeding. Dr. Plourde, a [...]

Busting Vaccine Myths! A Novel Approach to Engaging with Vaccine-Hesitant Healthcare Workers2022-04-18T19:28:28+00:00

Better Tools for Better Brains: The “Smart” Robotic Clot Retriever

“To be an innovator or entrepreneur was not exactly my intent,” says Rob Ecker, MD, MBA, Chief of Neuroscience at MaineHealth and Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery at Maine Medical Center. But that’s exactly what happened when Rob and his colleagues set out to develop a better way to clear [...]

Better Tools for Better Brains: The “Smart” Robotic Clot Retriever2022-04-08T18:50:28+00:00

Easing Anxiety in Young Patients: Play Portal

As psychologist Jean Piaget teaches, play is a child’s work. Bethany Sweet, a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, helps young patients and their families cope with and understand various diagnoses and medical procedures. The patients are often anxious [...]

Easing Anxiety in Young Patients: Play Portal2022-04-19T11:56:54+00:00

Closing the Loop on Infection: The Halter Clip

Dr. Jeff Halter, Pediatric Surgeon at Maine Medical Center, likes to see his patients go home happy and healthy after surgery. Unfortunately, for many of his patients who use a gastrostomy tube, or g-tube, a return trip to the operating room is inevitable. Gastrostomy tubes, or g-tubes, are feeding [...]

Closing the Loop on Infection: The Halter Clip2022-04-08T18:25:35+00:00

Creating a Novel Shared Surgical Coverage Model

Stephens Memorial Hospital of Western Maine Health located in Norway, ME. As a small rural hospital that runs a full service Emergency Department, Western Maine Health (WMH) based in Norway, ME, needs 24/7 general surgical call coverage. As the Norway community’s population decreased over the last several [...]

Creating a Novel Shared Surgical Coverage Model2022-04-18T19:30:40+00:00

Building a Specialized Local Workforce: Memorial Hospital Medical Assistance Apprenticeship Program

Finding and retaining a trained workforce in rural hospitals is challenging. Like other New England and rural medical centers, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH, has had an increasing need for clinical practice team members, especially medical assistants (MA). Local programs were not producing enough graduates to meet their [...]

Building a Specialized Local Workforce: Memorial Hospital Medical Assistance Apprenticeship Program2022-04-18T19:22:48+00:00
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