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Credit card breach

Release Date - Dec/19/2014

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office notified us that one of our employees at Inland Family Care in Unity appears to have misused patient credit card information for personal gain. Because there is an active police investigation we cannot provide details beyond what is in this release. The person was arrested this morning, and was immediately terminated from employment. Please contact the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office for further information about the arrest.

Kennebec sites honored for improving health of Maine’s youth

Release Date - Dec/04/2014

Forty sites in Kennebec County were recognized for their efforts in the Let’s Go! program, and for their commitment to healthy eating and active living for local children and families. 

Inland Hospital Awarded 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction

Release Date - Dec/04/2014

Recognition Highlights the Nation’s Premier Hospitals for Safety and Quality 
Waterville, Maine - December 3, 2014 – For the fourth time in five years, the Leapfrog Group has named Inland Hospital in Waterville to its annual list of Top Hospitals.

Inland Receives “A” Grade for Safety

Release Date - Nov/12/2014

A-grade-Nov-2014.jpgInland and two other EMHS hospitals have received another “A” for patient safety in the Hospital Safety Score (SM) by The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization that awards top ranks to hospitals that perform well in quality measures. 

Welcome Dr. Barbara Segal, Rheumatologist

Release Date - Nov/03/2014

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Barbara Segal to Inland Rheumatology.

Inland Welcomes OB-GYN

Release Date - Nov/03/2014

Inland is pleased to welcome Dr. Mark Klemperer to Inland Women’s Health Care, located at 180 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville.

Inland says NO to domestic violence

Release Date - Oct/18/2014

Domestic violence has financial impact on all businesses
Opinion Editorial – Published October 16, 2014 in the Morning Sentinel/KJ
By John Dalton, President and CEO, Inland Hospital, Waterville 

Welcome Dr. Richard Samson, Podiatrist

Release Date - Oct/18/2014

Inland Hospital is proud to welcome Dr. Richard Samson to Inland Foot and Ankle. Dr. Samson has had an active practice in the Waterville area for many years and now he is excited to join the Inland family and Dr. Jared Wilkinson at the podiatry practice!

Fall Pops Concert - October 25

Release Date - Sep/26/2014

Inland Hospital’s 9th Annual Fall Pops Concert featuring the Portland Symphony Orchestra and guest Soprano, Suzanne Nance is set for Saturday, October 25 at the Waterville Opera House.

Inland welcomes new Nurse Practitioner

Release Date - Sep/08/2014

Inland Hospital is pleased to welcome Linda Kelly, NP to Inland Neurology. Linda has been a Nurse Practitioner for three years and is excited to help patients achieve good health. She joins Dr. Gloria Simms, at Inland Neurology, located at 246 Kennedy Memorial Drive, on the Inland Hospital campus.

Inland Hospital’s 3rd annual Let’s Go! Family Fun Day event announced

Release Date - Jul/29/2014

Plans are in the making for the Let’s Go! Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 20, 2014 between 10am and 1pm – Inland Hospital’s 3rd annual event kicking off a year-long series of activities focused on helping families with children lead healthy, active lives.

Care Coordination Recognized as “Best Program”

Release Date - Jul/18/2014

It is with great pride that we announce our Beacon Health Case Management program has received accreditation from NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance). Since 1990, NCQA has been considered the gold standard for improving healthcare across the country. Beacon Health is the first care delivery system to achieve this distinction. Beacon Health is a subsidiary of EMHS and oversees efforts around EMHS’ Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Inland Named Among the Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals

Release Date - Jul/15/2014

Inland Hospital and five other EMHS hospitals are at the forefront of using information technology to improve patient care, based on the results of a 2014 survey published by the American Hospital Association

Welcome Dr. Alicia Brown, Family Doctor

Release Date - Jul/11/2014

Inland Hospital is pleased to welcome Alicia Brown, DO, a family medicine doctor, to Inland Family Care. Dr. Brown joins Jennifer Penney, Family Nurse Practitioner and Jack Barnard, Physician’s Assistant at our downtown Waterville practice.

Inland Welcomes Neurologist

Release Date - Jul/11/2014

Inland Hospital is proud to have Gloria Simms, MD join Inland Neurology. Dr. Simms brings 13 years of skilled and compassionate neurological experience and expertise to our region.

It’s Tick Time!

Release Date - Jul/10/2014

Tick season is upon us and we must all equip ourselves with knowledge (and longer pants) so we can continue to enjoy the benefits and beauty of the Maine wilderness.

Inland Honored with Patient Satisfaction Award

Release Date - Jul/02/2014

Inland Hospital and four other EMHS members have earned recognition for exceptional performance in 2013 from Avatar Solutions, a national organization that measures and compares hospital safety and patient satisfaction based on patient, employee, and physician surveys.

Kiwanis Children’s Health & Safety Fair

Release Date - May/13/2014

Saturday, May 17, 9am – 1pm
Messalonskee Middle School, School Bus Drive, Oakland
Learn new ways for your family to be active, choose healthy foods and stay safe! Inland is proud to be a major sponsor of this free community event hosted annually by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Waterville. FMI call 465-2496.

Inland Hospital Earns “A” Grade

Release Date - May/01/2014

Waterville, Maine, April 29, 2014 – Inland Hospital in Waterville has once again earned a top grade in patient safety by an independent national non-profit run by employers and large purchasers of health benefits.

Distinguished Community Service Award

Release Date - Apr/30/2014

John and Jackie Dalton received the Mid-Maine Chamber’s highest honor - the “Distinguished Community Service Award” at a Chamber awards event on April 29. John is Inland’s President/CEO and Jackie is Co-Executive Director of REM. Photo: Governor Paul LePage congratulates the Daltons for their award and service to the Waterville community.

500+ turn out for Women’s Wellness

Release Date - Apr/22/2014

Inland Hospital’s 17th annual World of Women’s Wellness health fair brought more than 500 women together for a day of wellness, pampering, and learning on April 5, 2014 at Thomas College in Waterville.

Honoring Doctors

Release Date - Mar/27/2014

Sunday, March 30 is National Doctors’ Day and Inland Hospital would like to thank all the skilled, compassionate physicians we work with every day!

We gratefully acknowledge their dedication to delivering the highest quality care and excellent service to the people of the Greater Waterville area. Thank you!

Inland Volunteer of Year Honored

Release Date - Mar/24/2014

Inland’s Volunteer of the Year, Ammie Breton was honored last weekend, along with a dozen other local volunteers, at the annual REM Volunteer Celebration.

Ammie, seen in the center of the photo with Inland President/CEO John Dalton and Volunteer Director Caroline Crowell, has been volunteering at Inland for five years. She greets patients and visitors at the hospital front desk and also serves as a Eucharistic Minister, delivering communion to patients who request it. Inland is proud to recognize Ammie because of her friendly, caring nature and call her a perfect fit for Inland and our philosophy of putting patients first in all we do!

Inland Volunteer of the Year!

Release Date - Mar/10/2014

We are proud to celebrate Ammie Breton of Oakland – who has top notch customer service skills and is a wonderful first impression at our front desk. Her kind and gentle demeanor is a calming influence for patients and families who need assistance. Her friendly, caring nature is a true fit for Inland and our philosophy of putting patients first in all we do!

Sometimes Ammie arrives at Inland with a blue volunteer vest on, other times, with the collar of a spiritual leader. Besides her front desk position, Ammie is also a Eucharistic Minister and delivers communion to patients who request it.

Announcing a new Heart event!

Release Date - Feb/06/2014

In recognition of National Heart Month, Inland invites the community to a special heart to heart talk on Wednesday, February 19, 4:30-6:00pm at the Best Western Plus on Main Street in Waterville, off Exit 130.

Heart to Heart is free for the community - with a focus on those with cardiac issues (and their loved ones) interested in improving their heart health.

Do you have your ducks in a row?

Release Date - Jan/22/2014

Tips to get the most out of your primary care visit!
  1. Review the written summary you received after your last primary care visit.
  2. Make notes about what you want to talk about with your provider. 
  3. Make sure you have signed up for the patient portal so your provider can get results to you quickly.
  4. Bring a list of the medications you are taking with doses and directions.
  5. Let us know of any other medical providers you have seen since your last visit.

Save the date Women's Wellness

Release Date - Jan/20/2014

This year’s 17th annual event will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Thomas College in Waterville.

Each year, Inland Hospital invites Central Maine women to enjoy a day of wellness, pampering, and fun. The World of Women’s Wellness is free of charge and offers health screenings, healthy food, look-good elements such as free manicures, feel-good elements such as massage, exercise and cooking demonstrations, and dozens of informational booths. Join us from 9am - 2pm for a fun-filled, information packed event.

Five things every first aid kit should have

Release Date - Jan/16/2014

  1. Antiseptic wash
    Apply first to the injury, because minor injuries can become as infectious as your child’s laughter. Follow it up with some antibiotic ointment as a second barrier to infection.
  2. Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen
    To fight fever and pain, these should always be nearby.
  3. Bandages of all sizes
    Your loved ones are one-of-a-kind, and their cuts and scrapes are no different. Make sure you have a variety of strip, pad, triangular and dot bandages – as well as rolls of gauze – to apply the proper pressure.
  4. Sterile scissors
    For cutting bandages (remember what Mom always says – don’t run with them)
  5. Instant cold compress
    This will provide immediate comfort to aches and sprains, and let you save those frozen peas for dinner.

Health Insurance Marketplace Questions

Release Date - Jan/07/2014

Do you have questions about signing up for health insurance using the new Health Insurance Marketplace? Individuals, families, and small businesses can use the Marketplace (part of the Affordable Care Act) to sign up for health insurance through the end of March. If you have questions about your options or need assistance finding a plan, several resources are available:
  • Visit the government’s healthcare website at www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596 for plan and cost information or to sign up for coverage.

Inland’s first baby of 2014

Release Date - Jan/03/2014

The Birthing Center at Inland Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year today at 12:33am. Sofia was born to Sylvia and James Childers of Dexter, seen in the photo with Sofia and their son, James Jr. The couple also has two teenage daughters.

Sylvia reports that she cried tears of joy when Sofia was born. “It was an overwhelming feeling of happiness,” beamed Sylvia. The Childers said the staff at the Birthing Center at Inland made their experience “awesome” and everyone treated them with kindness and courtesy, not to mention a great sense of humor.