February/March 2016
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Senator King Holds Roundtable at PCHC    
On Friday, February 12th, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) visited PCHC and toured Hope House Health and Living Center where he held a roundtable discussion with doctors, care providers, and people in recovery about the ongoing opioid epidemic in Maine. The tour and discussion were open to the media. PCHC leaders and members of PCHC Board of Directors were also in attendance.
Hope House Health and Living Center provides treatment and recovery services for those recovering from drug addiction. The discussion was the third in a series of roundtables convened by Senator King across the state of Maine focusing on the opioid crisis.
Megan A. Sanders, Esq., Joins PCHC

We are pleased to announce that Megan A. Sanders, Esq. has joined PCHC as Vice President of Human Resources and Associate General Counsel.

Prior to joining PCHC, Ms. Sanders served at the University of Maine, most recently as Chief of Staff to President Susan J. Hunter, Ph.D., and Vice President for Human Resources.

Kenneth Schmidt, MPA, PCHC President and CEO, states, "Megan Sanders has the capacity to energetically lead PCHC Human Resources initiatives to a new level of excellence. Our goal is to continue to develop PCHC as one of Maine's best workplaces, particularly for those committed to the finest health care for everyone, regardless of personal circumstances. We are very excited that Megan has joined us."
PCHC Partners on #HealthyRegion Project
Members of the Community Health Leadership Board.
PCHC is a proud partner of the Community Health Leadership Board and participant in the #HealthyRegion Project which works to reduce stigma and increase understanding surrounding substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery.  PCHC will be hosting blog content April-June and we encourage you to visit the #HealthyRegion blog or follow PCHC's  Facebook page for the latest posts and updates.

#HealthyRegion is organized by the Community Health Leadership Board, a partnership of hospitals, health-care, and social service providers and the city of Bangor that seeks to reduce stigma and increase understanding of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. The organizations participating in the blog, and finding relevant voices to share with you, are St. Joseph Healthcare, Acadia Hospital, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Penobscot Community Health Care, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, and Community Health and Counseling Services, and Penquis.
PCHC Expands Access with New Providers

Natalie Sigwart, DDS, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center. Dr. Sigwart received her undergraduate pre-dentistry degree at Towson University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Dr. Sigwart completed a General Practice Dental Residency at PCHC Dental Center and has practiced in the area since 2015.

Morag Robertson, NP-C, has joined the staff of Community Care & Geriatrics.  Morag received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and Master of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College, followed by a Post Masters Certificate in Adult-Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts. She has practiced for more than 25 years.

Nathan McKnight, LCSW, has joined the staff of Helen Hunt Health Center.  Nathan received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Maine, Orono. Mr. McKnight has practiced since 2011 and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society and Phi Alpha social work honor society.

Jennifer Moss, LCSW, has joined the staff of Brewer Medical Center to provide integrated mental health services.  Jennifer received both her undergraduate degree and her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. She has practiced since 2009, most recently at Port Resources, Inc. of South Portland.

PCHC has been successful in attracting highly qualified new providers and have hired several in the past few years to meet the needs of our expanding patient population. Click Here to see our New Providers...