May 7, 2015

RMCL Hosts the Eastern Area Agency on Aging: Friends and Neighbors Community Conversations

On May 7th, RMCL hosted a Friends and Neighbors Community Conversation discussion regarding senior services available in our community.   Noelle Merrill, Director of the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, shared what EAAA could do for our seniors, identified needed services and how EAAA can help.  32 community members attended, including RMCL’s Community Care Team Nurse and Affordable Care Nurse who work with RMCL patients in their homes. A special thanks to Ruta Jordan and the Lubec Women's Club for providing refreshments.

If there is a group that would like to host a community education event, please contact Tamrah Dinsmore, 733-1090 ext 2214. 

March 2015

University of New England Medical Students Visit HW/RMCL

On March 19th, HealthWays/RMCL played host to a scheduled visit from 5 UNE medical students.  The RMCL clinic welcomed them with a “meet and greet” breakfast and introduced them to clinical operations with periods of job shadowing with providers in the medical and dental departments.  The day was rounded out with opportunities to speak with Emergency Medical Technicians of Downeast EMS and a sightseeing tour of West Quoddy Head State Park and its lighthouse.


The five students pictured include Travis Mattingly, Brenden Myers, Christopher Jastram, Daniel North, and Brian Zylinski. 


2015 National Children’s Dental Health Month Poster Contest

The RMCL Dental Clinic sponsored Lubec Elementary School students, grades K-6, in the 2015 National Children’s Dental Health Month Poster Contest.  This year’s theme was “Defeat Monster Mouth”.  The posters are on display at the RMCL Dental Clinic and staff and patients were asked to vote.  The winners are: Grade K, Baylei Newman; Grade 1-2, Isabelle Lyons; and Grade 3-4, Landon Farrell.  The winning posters have been sent to the Oral Health Program, Maine CDC to be entered into a state-wide contest and will be on display in the Maine CDC building where the Oral Health Program is located.  Winners of the state-wide contest will be notified April 30th


PRESS RELEASE                                             Date: February 26, 2015

RMCL Dental Staff Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

The Regional Medical Center at Lubec’s Dental Team, Dr. Mary MacKay, Laura Reay-Phelps, RDH and Jean L’Italien, RDH, enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Lubec Consolidated School on Monday, February 23rd.  They provided information to the students on good dental habits.  They included proper brushing and flossing techniques, recognizing the sugar amounts in food and drink as well as caries development.  Students in grades K-6 also have the opportunity to design a poster that illustrates the importance of oral health and the ways to keep teeth healthy.  The dental staff will pick one winner from each class to be entered in the state-wide contest.


Teeth are meant to last a lifetime.  With proper care, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits a healthy smile is obtainable.  To schedule an appointment, call 733-5541.  Walk-in appointments welcomed for emergency care.

PRESS RELEASE                                         DATE: March 6, 2014

HealthWays/Regional Medical Center at Lubec Sponsors Blood Drive

HealthWays/Regional Medical Center at Lubec partnered with the American Red Cross on February 26, 2014 to sponsor a Blood Drive which was held at the lower level of the Regional Medical Center at Lubec.  Sponsors have an important role in maintaining the community blood supply and helping to save lives by working together to ensure there is adequate blood supply 365 days a year.  Tabitha Munson, employee of RMCL, coordinated the event resulting in 39 units of blood being collected.  A heartfelt thank you is extended to Tabitha and other HealthWays/RMCL staff members Sonja Kinney, Terry Rier, Stephanie Page, and all the community members who donated blood – your participation was vital to the success of this event. 

Dental Assistant Completes Radiology Course

Regional Medical Center at Lubec congratulates Nicole Moores, Dental Assistant who recently completed the Radiology Health and Safety Exam to obtain her Radiology License.  This is an 8 week pre-study course followed by a “hands on” course presented by Turbyne and Associates in Auburn, Maine.

It’s a family affair, 3 generations donating blood at the February 26th Blood Drive held at the Regional Medical Center at Lubec.

(Center)Mother  Lorene Austin, (left) Granddaughter Elizabeth Sawtelle and (right) Daughter Sandra Sawtelle


PRESS RELEASE                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2013

Sunrise County HomeCare Services

Named as Prestigious 2013 HHCAHPS HonorsTM Recipient

 Sunrise County HomeCare Services, a division of the Regional Medical Center at Lubec, has been named a 2013 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing those home health agencies that provide the best patient experience.

Established by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes the top 20 percent of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the patient’s point of view. HHCAHPS Honors acknowledges the highest performing agencies ranked by analyzing satisfaction measures covering both performance and improvement of care over a twelve-month period.

Deyta used the HHCAHPS survey results from over 1,200 eligible home health agencies contained in its HHCAHPS database with an evaluation period of April 2012 to March 2013. Two domains of performance were used in the calculations covering the nineteen questions that comprise the five publicly reported HHCAHPS measures found on Home Health Compare. Qualifications for eligibility included those HHAs that were compliant and partnered with Deyta for the evaluation period.

“We are excited to honor these outstanding home health agencies,” said J. Kevin Porter, President and CEO. “Their tireless work has made a real difference in the lives of their patients, and we look forward to acknowledging their excellence.”

Julie Bradley, Director of Nurses, credits the caring, compassion and professionalism of her nurses, physical therapists, home health aides and office staff for this award.  Sunrise County HomeCare staff members strive to consistently provide quality care and will go the extra mile to assist clients and their families to reach the best outcome possible.  The client is the one who completes the surveys and this is their opportunity to anonymously rate the level of care as well as the professionalism of agency staff members.  Sunrise is always pleased to read the surveys and know we have made a difference in the lives of the client and family and assisted them to reach the highest level of function possible.

Sunrise County HomeCare Services provide skilled nursing visits, personal care, physical therapy and other services.   Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance accepted.  For more information or to make a referral, call (207) 255-3344 or 1-800-595-4444.

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