Category: Health & Wellness

A Conversation with Andrew Donovan, RN – Infection Preventionist

We ALL play a critical role in our efforts to keep COVID-19 at bay – in the hospital whether you work in EVS, dietary services, or are a CNA, nurse or provider, you all contribute to the wellbeing of our organization and our community as a whole. Simply wearing a mask when at work and when out in public will go a long way in preventing the spread of COVID. Our future well-being and that of our children depends on it.

Sister Barbara Reflects on the Impact of COVID-19

Recently several TV Networks carried a story regarding the death of 13 Felician Sisters in one convent in Livonia, MI.  Sr Edith and I received several phone calls from friends who knew the sisters were members of our Community, and others inquiring whether we knew them.  We knew them, as we travelled each year to Chicago or Detroit for our annual Community Assembly where members of our Community gathered from all over the country to assess our life-style and make plans for the future.  This was not one of our plans.  I knew all of them, and had worked with four of them, having lived in that convent for four years while I studied at Madonna University and worked at (then) St Mary’s Hospital. 

Mosquito free in Maine?!

Here in Maine, when someone thinks of the official state bird, they might think mosquito before they think chickadee. This time-honored joke isn’t lost on anyone who has spent time in Maine between January and September.

St. Joseph Healthcare and Bangor Symphony Orchestra Come Together to Help Heal

At St. Joseph Healthcare our mission is clear – we strive to support the overall wellness and healing of a patient’s mind, body and spirit. To that end, we’ve partnered with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra to periodically deliver our patients, families, visitors and staff a healthy dose of classical music to help heal their spirit.

St. Joseph Homecare and Hospice Meets Growing Demand for Home-Based Care

Maine’s Population Is Aging By 2030, 28 percent of Maine's population will be 65 or older resulting in an increased demand for healthcare.