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.
I’m so pleased to have a new avenue to communicate more directly with our patients and our community. I consider it an opportunity to have conversations with all of you, I look forward to your feedback and to answering your questions and concerns. I’m starting out with the topic we’ve all probably felt overwhelmed with at one time or another over the course of the last several months, the impact of COVID-19.
The S.A.F.E. nursing team at St. Joseph Hospital is clearly making a difference as victims seeking treatment has significantly risen. In 2017, 69 forensic exams were performed. By 2018 that number jumped to 160 exams. The team expects to perform a similar number of exams by the end of 2019.
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.
Maine’s Population Is AgingBy 2030, 28 percent of Maine's population will be 65 or older resulting in an increased demand for healthcare.