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Mercy Physicians Named in Down East Magazine’s “Maine Top Docs Physician Survey 2015”

Mercy Physicians Named in Down East Magazine’s “Maine Top Docs Physician Survey 2015”

Eleven Mercy physicians were chosen for inclusion in Down East Magazine’s “Maine Top Docs Physician Survey 2015” by their peers. The physicians who made the list were chosen through a peer review in which Maine doctors were asked who they would go to for help if their own family members had health concerns in the specified areas. 

Mercy’s recipients included: Dr. Mark Publicker, addiction medicine;  Dr. Craig Brett, cardiology; Dr. John Devlin, diabetes; Dr. Michael Makaretz, ear, nose and throat; Dr. Christopher Kleeman, gastroenterology; Dr. Benjamin Russell, general surgery; Dr. Lee Thibodeau, neurological surgery; Dr. Roger Inhorn, oncology; Dr. Adam Owen, pain management; Dr. David Langdon, therapeutic radiology; and Dr. Seth Blank, thoracic surgery.  Drs. Brett and Makaretz were each recognized twice on the survey in their respective specialties.     

Congressman Poliquin’s First Week in Office

Congressman Poliquin’s First Week in Office

From speaking on the House Floor to voting for the Keystone Pipeline XL, Congressman Poliquin has been extremely busy during his first week in Congress. Here is a recap:

The Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

On Wednesday, Congressman Poliquin used his first speech on the House Floor to voice support for the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. This Constitutional Amendment will require Washington to balance the budget just like our hard-working families in the Second District.

•             Link to release: http://1.usa.gov/1w67zSf

•             Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-oP7FKkzCg

The Save American Workers Act

Congressman Poliquin on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Congressman Poliquin on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin spoke on the House Floor in support of the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. He released the following statement:

“In the Second District, hard-working families gather around the kitchen table and balance their checkbooks. The time has come for Washington to do the same; which is why I have become an original cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. This amendment will not only help lower taxes and interest rates, but it will help job creators expand their businesses and create more jobs for the Second District and beyond.”

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-oP7FKkzCg

AAA Recommends Motorists Have Car Batteries Checked to Avoid Becoming Stranded in Cold Weather

AAA serviced 2.3 million roadside vehicles for dead batteries in winter 2013

The record cold of 2013’s polar vortex took its toll on automotive batteries. Nationally, AAA came to the aid of more than 2.3 million motorists for dead car batteries last winter, 270,000 more than in winter 2012. Last winter in Northern New England,  AAA came to the aid of a record number of motorists- boosting batteries, unfreezing locks and towing vehicles to heated garages to thaw frozen components.

With temperatures dropping below zero in Northern New England this week, AAA reminds motorists to be prepared. “Batteries do not perform as well in extreme cold temperatures,” says Pat Moody Manager of Public Affairs for AAA Northern New England. “When cold weather hits, a weak battery may not have sufficient strength to start the vehicle.”

Congressman Poliquin Officially Sworn In

Congressman Poliquin Officially Sworn In

 

 Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin was sworn in the 114th Congress. He released the following statement about the new American Congress:

 

“As a life-long Central Mainer, I’m honored and proud to represent the hard-working people of Maine’s Second Congressional District. I accept this job with humility and seriousness, and will work hard to address, head-on, the serious problems that are hurting job creation in Maine.”

 

“Mainers want this new American Congress to work together to solve our problems. I’ve already begun to work with Congressional Republicans and Democrats from across the country to help create a better business climate so more jobs will be created throughout Maine and America.”

 

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Hard Work, Innovation Lead Mercy Back to Black

 

Mercy Health System (Mercy Hospital and VNA Home Health Hospice) and EMHS are pleased to share that Mercy marked its first year as a member of EMHS by closing the 2014 fiscal year in the black.

Eileen Skinner, FACHE, Mercy president and CEO, and senior vice president of EMHS, says, “Going from a $12.6 million operating loss in fiscal year 2012, to a 2013 $5.9 million nine month operating loss, to a $3.4 million operating income in fiscal year 2014 is an accomplishment worth celebrating.” Skinner is also quick to point out that this accomplishment is the result of cost savings, budget controls, strong revenue management, and a lot of hard work by many people at both EMHS and Mercy.

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

With colder weather approaching, Spectrum Generations is in full swing helping older and disabled adults in central Maine get the assistance they need to stay warm and safe this winter.