Tips for managing storms and cold weather


    Our seniors are at greater risk during a storm and in the extreme cold. Check on your elderly family members and neighbors to be sure they are safe and follow these tips:  

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    Mercy Hospital awarded top government quality rating


    The federal government awarded Mercy Hospital its highest possible quality rating of five stars today, making it one of only five hospitals in Maine to receive this designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The ratings are based on nearly 60 quality measures spanning everything from patient experience to the value and outcomes of services provided.  

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    Mercy StarLights: Complete list of those honored and remembered by their loved ones


    click to view list of those honored and remembered by their loved ones

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    Portland City Manager to Lead Tree Lighting at Mercy Fore River Next Month


    Mercy Hospital will light up the holiday season by hosting the third annual StarLights tree lighting ceremony and reception at its Fore River campus on December 3.

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    What You Need To Know: Preparing for the Cold and Flu Season


    By Regina Y. Kim, MD As students in Maine go back to school, they’ll load up their backpacks to greet new classmates and teachers. While germs and viruses are far from their minds, the reality is that students’ exposure to catching a cold or flu is increased in a school setting. This time for fun and learning shouldn’t be overshadowed, but it’s important for us all to arm ourselves with basic information that could help our families stay healthy.  

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    Hospitalists: At the Heart of the Hospital


    By Ravi Chandrasekaran, DO I began my career in 2003 as a primary care physician (PCP) in Westbrook, Maine. As a PCP, I saw patients in my office. If my patient was hospitalized, I traveled to the hospital to oversee their care. This is the way medicine has been practiced for decades. Over the past 20 years, however, this model has changed. The needs of patients in primary care practices and the needs of hospitalized patients pulled PCPs in too many directions. As a result, hospitals began employing full-time providers, known as hospitalists, to oversee patients admitted to the hospital.  

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    The only breast cancer screening method proven to save lives


    By Suzanne A. Hoekstra, MD FACS Growing up, I always enjoyed science and biology. But it wasn’t until medical school that I realized what I really wanted to do.  

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    Mercy Hospital Receives an "A" for Patient Safety


    The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, released new hospital safety grades today. The Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors and infections. Mercy Hospital was awarded an "A" for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the country.  

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    Art Exhibition for Breast Health Awareness


    On Tuesday, October 10, Mercy Hospital hosts a community event to raise awareness of breast health at the Fore River hospital campus from 5:30 to 8 pm.  

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    Renowned Kennebunkport Golf Professional and Syndicated Radio Host to Discuss New Book


    Portland, Maine – (Sept. 25, 2017) – On Saturday, October 7, Ken Raynor and Michael Patrick Shiels will discuss their new book, “I Call Him ‘Mr. President’: Stories of Golf, Fishing, and Life with My Friend George H.W. Bush,” with Foreword by Barbara Bush, at a ticketed reception at 1 pm at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre in Arundel, Maine.

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    PEOPLE OF MERCY: Dawn MacFarland


    Meet Dawn MacFarland,  RN, OCN, BSN, MSM, office manager for Mercy Hospital's Oncology.  

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    Mercy Hospital Welcomes Ed Gilman


    Mercy Hospital announced that Ed Gilman has joined the Mercy team as director of communications, where he will lead communication efforts for the hospital.   

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    Mercy: Moving Forward in Our Community


    At the heart of Mercy are its people and the mission of providing excellent care to all who come through our doors. I couldn’t be more humbled to be the president of greater Portland’s community hospital and advance the caring tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.

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    Congratulations Ultrasound Team


    The American College of Radiology has granted accreditation through 2020 for Mercy's breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. Congratulations to Jacob Tallman, Ultasound supervisor, and his team for their hard work in achieving this accreditation.

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    Key to Better Health


    Thinking of a healthcare career? Our panel of Mercy professionals in medicine, nursing, imaging, finance, laboratory, and more can show you the college paths that lead there.

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