Adventure Awaits: SMHC’s Escape Room Combines Collaboration and Learning

UNE: Chancel Diazenza, Morgan Desmond, Cameron Mann, Matthew McDonald, Izzi Marcea, and Kyle Woodruff. SMHC: Jennifer Smith, Sarah Warner, Melissa Allen, Kathleen Sheehan-Tartre, and Hannah Ambrose. You and your colleagues are heroes on a mission. You walk into a mock patient room; the door “locks” behind you. [...]

Adventure Awaits: SMHC’s Escape Room Combines Collaboration and Learning2023-06-12T18:34:35-04:00

Easing Anxiety: VR helps pediatric patients through scary procedures

When pediatric patients require infusion therapy, the experience can often make them feel anxious or nervous. Infusions require placing an IV in the child’s arm or using a needle to access a port within the chest, procedures that can be uncomfortable and scary for kids. Dr. Aaron Weiss, Nurse [...]

Easing Anxiety: VR helps pediatric patients through scary procedures2023-06-12T18:34:06-04:00

The FRST Tool: Assessing Risk of Violent Behavior in ED Patients

Doug Johnston, MD (left) and Chris Racine, MD (right) reviewing a FRST screening. Assessing the risk of violence in behavioral health patients can be tricky, especially when the patient is admitted to the emergency department (ED) and there isn’t an opportunity for a comprehensive violence risk assessment. [...]

The FRST Tool: Assessing Risk of Violent Behavior in ED Patients2023-06-12T18:33:51-04:00

Mid Coast Care Team Makeover: New Staffing Strategy is a Win-Win

Left to right: Leah Bauer, MD; Jorie Catlin, PMHNP; Alyssa Rouleau, PMHNP; Sara Jacobson, PMHNP; David Dettmann, DO Providers at Mid Coast Hospital’s inpatient behavioral health unit have long been challenged with demanding shifts and rigid on-call schedules, which sometimes resulted in burnout and low morale. Dr. [...]

Mid Coast Care Team Makeover: New Staffing Strategy is a Win-Win2023-06-12T18:27:00-04:00

Telehealth Cart: Innovative Collaboration Makes Patient Care Successful

When the MaineHealth IT team identified the need for a telehealth solution that was affordable, easy to use, and interfaced with internal MaineHealth technology, they searched nationwide to find a suitable product. Their search turned up nothing that met all of their needs, so they decided to assemble their [...]

Telehealth Cart: Innovative Collaboration Makes Patient Care Successful2023-06-12T18:33:33-04:00

Bridging the Health Gap for Rural Youth: The School and Community Health Advisory Council

Children and teens in rural areas often face barriers, such as travel time, when accessing healthcare, whether they’re sick or seeking preventive treatment. In Lincoln County, School Based Health Clinics (SBHCs) have helped address these obstacles. But a few years ago, as mental health needs for rural youth increased [...]

Bridging the Health Gap for Rural Youth: The School and Community Health Advisory Council2023-06-12T18:33:17-04:00

Optimizing the Workforce with Artificial Intelligence: Olive

Since joining MaineHealth as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) in 2014, Paul Chausse has implemented innovation methodologies to streamline his team’s operations and reduce significant processing backlogs. At the beginning of COVID-19, the MaineHealth RCM team had nearly 70 vacant positions and Paul was seeing a [...]

Optimizing the Workforce with Artificial Intelligence: Olive2023-06-12T18:33:02-04:00

A Low-Cost Cancer Screening Solution: Lediscan

Well-versed in global health, Obieze “Obi” Nwanna-Nzewunwa, MD, MS, brought unique experience and a desire to continue helping underserved communities to MMC when he arrived as a first-year general surgery resident in 2018. Obi is personally motivated to solve cervical cancer, which causes over 300,000 deaths annually. Ninety percent [...]

A Low-Cost Cancer Screening Solution: Lediscan2023-06-12T18:32:46-04:00

Breathe Easier: The Oxygen Therapy Band

Deb Flint, RRT with an early design of her Oxygen Therapy Band innovation. Deb Flint, RRT, has been caring for patients for over 36 years, first as a paramedic and now as a respiratory therapist at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, ME. Many of Deb’s [...]

Breathe Easier: The Oxygen Therapy Band2023-06-12T18:32:03-04:00

Containing COVID-19: Collapsible Aerosolized Particle Enclosure

Imagine a busy hospital emergency department (ED) filled with patients, many of whom have or may have COVID-19. The need to contain the spread of germs is more important than ever. Early in the pandemic, Liz Hamilton, MD, and Katie Main, MD, Maine Medical Center (MMC) Emergency Department Chief [...]

Containing COVID-19: Collapsible Aerosolized Particle Enclosure2023-06-12T18:31:41-04:00
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