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2011-04-25 21:27:00

BOSTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center today reiterated its commitment to providing high quality care to patients following notification by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and its parent union National Nurses United of a walkout beginning May 6th. The Medical Center learned today that it will be one of five hospitals facing strikes by NNU affiliates in that same week, along with St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Children's Hospital Oakland (Calif.), Eastern...

2009-10-08 08:40:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eastern Maine Medical Center's (EMMC) newly renovated 32,000 square foot Imaging Center is the high-tech host to an array of outpatient services, including CT scans, MRIs, Digital Mammography, Diagnostic Cardiology, Radiography and Ultrasound. Centralizing these medical services allowed EMMC to not only expand their offerings, but also alleviate parking congestion, long patient wait times and rescheduling. With an already high...

2008-09-04 15:00:36

By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS In a move aimed at preventing infant abductions, Maine's largest hospital has stopped collecting information about births and passing it on to newspapers. The recent decision by Maine Medical Center in Portland comes 12 years after Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor instituted the same policy. Maine Medical Center's policy change was not in response to a specific incident but rather to a national trend as hospitals focus on the safety of new parents...

2008-08-28 15:00:53

By JESSICA BLOCH; OF THE NEWS STAFF Sonya Barclay, the Old Town mother of four whose struggle with cancer sparked a communitywide movement to grant her wish for a new house for her family, died early Wednesday. Barclay's longtime friend Jennifer Dudley of Winterport, who was one of three women who spearheaded the effort for the new home on Bennoch Road, said Barclay, 35, died sometime before 5 a.m. at Eastern Maine Medical Center. "[Barclay friend Lana Phillips] and I were wondering...

2008-08-07 15:00:59

BANGOR - Eastern Maine Medical Center has been named to a list of the nation's 100 Most Wired Hospitals. The designation is based on results of the 2008 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released this month by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The study evaluates hospitals' progress in information technology, according to a hospital news release. Last year, EMMC was recognized as one of the nation's 25 most improved hospitals in the field of information technology in the...

2008-07-25 15:01:08

By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - Thursday morning's power outage caused a flurry of cancellations and rescheduling at area hospitals, but it was business as usual at Eastern Maine Medical Center. "The lights didn't even flicker," said facilities administrator Joel Farley. That's because the hospital generates about 98 percent of the electricity it needs at its own co-generation plant, powered by natural gas, on the main campus. The plant was completed in August 2006 and was fully...

2008-07-04 15:00:41

By TONI-LYNN ROBBINS; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - In hospitals there is often no mistaking when it's dinnertime. That one squeaky wheel on the meal cart has served as the dinner bell for decades at hospitals all over the country. The high- pitched chirp is enough to awaken the soundest sleeper, and monotonous enough to annoy the alert patient who is eagerly awaiting his boiled pork and steamed vegetables. The staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center have recognized the legacy of the squeaky...

2008-07-04 09:00:43

By Toni-Lynn Robbins, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 4--BANGOR, Maine -- In hospitals there is often no mistaking when it's dinnertime. That one squeaky wheel on the meal cart has served as the dinner bell for decades at hospitals all over the country. The high-pitched chirp is enough to awaken the soundest sleeper, and monotonous enough to annoy the alert patient who is eagerly awaiting his boiled pork and steamed vegetables. The staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center have recognized...


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