TAMC News

05/22 Aroostook Savings & Loan donates funds for County Dialysis Center

Aroostook Savings & Loan has donated $25,000 to the County Dialysis Center capital campaign in recognition of the difficulties faced by those in our area who battle kidney failure.  The Presque Isle center is operated by The Aroostook Medical Center and serves patients throughout Aroostook County.
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05/09 Aroostook Youth Tri Club Begins May 12

The Aroostook Medical Center and the University of Maine at Presque Isle have once again teamed up to bring a fun event to The County this summer. The Aroostook Youth Triathlon is set for June 17, 2017 on the UMPI campus. To help area youth get ready for the big event, an Aroostook Youth Tri Club is getting underway on Friday, May 12.
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05/05 Local leaders help guide The County’s largest healthcare organization

Two Presque Isle business and community leaders were recently selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for The Aroostook Medical Center.  Jane Towle and Scott Violette, both of Presque Isle, are the newest members of the governing body of northern Maine’s largest non-profit organization and the region’s largest employer. 
 
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04/18 Parents form new support group for families of children with Type 1 Diabetes

Two local mothers have joined forces to form a new support group, Touched by Type 1 in The County, to help both the children and adults in families that have a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  The group is getting organized and is already planning their first event on Saturday, April 29.
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04/14 Autism Challenge community event planned for April 29

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Aroostook Autism Support Group is wrapping up the month with a large community event on Saturday, April 29, at Presque Isle Middle School.
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04/14 TAMC to hold information session on April 20 for upcoming Living Well for Better Health program

Adults in the community who have any kind of ongoing health condition are invited to an informational session at The Aroostook Medical Center on Thursday, April 20, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. to learn more about an upcoming free six-session series, Living Well for Better Health.
 
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04/10 County Women’s Health Conference covers more than just women’s health topics

The Aroostook Medical Center partnered with the Maine Agri-Women to host the second annual County Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, April 8, at TAMC.  Despite what the title may imply, however, there was a lot more than topics specific to women’s health taking place.
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04/07 Crown Emergency Care refocuses efforts for rural communities; Washburn base to open April 16

The Aroostook Medical Center’s Crown Emergency Care is taking advantage of extra capacity to expand services in rural communities.
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03/27 TAMC’s Survivor Aroostook Healthcare Career Exploration Summer Camp is taking applications

Through the month of March, representatives from TAMC’s Survivor Aroostook summer program are visiting area 8th grade classes to encourage participation in the one-of-a-kind opportunity. This year’s camp will take place at Northern Maine Community College from June 19 to 22.  The week long adventure of discovery, innovation, and exploration, with a healthcare twist, is designed to introduce area youth to possible careers in healthcare.
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03/27 Choosing Wisely efforts help change attitudes about prescription drugs

Providers at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle began work in 2013 to raise awareness and reduce the use of antibiotics for patients with acute sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection.  These efforts have come a long way in the past four years, and TAMC’s journey with this initiative was recently featured in a national newsletter by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
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