Be Healthy Maine

St. Joe’s Free Little Library

In July of 2021, with the help of book donors and local artist, Liam Reading, we introduced St. Joe’s Free Little Library to our community. It’s located outside our hospital’s Main Entrance and allows readers to pass along their treasured books for the next person to enjoy.

Mass Returns to St. Joseph Chapel

Sunday, July 11 marked an important day for St. Joseph Chapel. For the first time in more than a year, we welcomed staff and community members back into the chapel for in-person Mass. Though it looked a little different, with several COVID precautions in place and limited seating, it offered the same important opportunity to worship.

Updated Visitor Guidelines – EFFECTIVE JULY 7, 2021

As a community we have continued to make great strides related to COVID infection rates. As such, we are continuing on our path to match current practices with the current community COVID status.

Food Impaction 101

Dr. Michael Sighinolfi, a gastroenterologist at St. Joseph Gastroenterology, sat down with us to share the basics of food impactions, including reasons food impactions can occur—like eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Updated Visitor Guidelines – EFFECTIVE JUNE 23, 2021

After careful consideration, we are pleased to share that our visitor policy is expanding! We are now allowing two visitors per 24 hour period. One visitor is allowed at a time. This change enables us to balance precautionary measures with the healing benefits loved ones provide.

What Losing Someone to Alzheimer’s Taught Me

We don’t appreciate our brains enough—at least I never did. That is, until I watched my grandmother’s memory slip away during a long battle with Alzheimer’s. The Grammie I knew and loved for 17 years slowly lost her personality, her brain function, and her knack for always having the right answer.