Recognitions

Aroostook County Native Brandi Rossignol, FNP-C Joins Cary Medical Center And Pines Health Services

Brandi Rossignol, FNP-C

Caribou, Maine – Pines Health Services announced today that Connor native Brandi Rossignol, FNP-C has joined the Pines team of high quality care providers.

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Pines Health Services Celebrates National Health Center Week 2020

Pines Health Services Celebrates National Health Center Week 2020

Caribou, ME - Pines Health Services celebrates National Health Center Week 2020 from August 9th-15th. The event is part of a national campaign to increase awareness of the ways health centers are providing affordable health care in communities. National Health Center Week 2020 will be celebrated mostly virtual this year as we continue to elevate and support the work Community Health Centers have done while fighting on the front lines of COVID-19 to keep our communities healthy and safe.

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Certified Physician Assistant, Robert Hunt To Augment Growing Hospitalist Team At Cary And Pines

Robert Hunt, PA-C

Caribou, Maine – “Teamwork is an essential component of the Hospitalist’s role. Robert has much experience working in very busy hospital settings with multiple physicians in play at one time,” says Pines Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Caron. “He is a great addition to our expanding hospitalist team often known as the Cary/Pines Hospitalist team which includes Dr. Claude Boma, Dr. Irene Djuanda, Dr. John Bouchard, Dr. Jeffrey Hoeksma and Dr. Alvin Wycoco,” said Caron. Read more...

Justin Salerno, MD Joins Pines Women's and Children's Practice To Offer Unique Surgical Procedures

Justin Salerno, MD

Caribou, Maine – Pines Health Services announced today that Dr. Justin Salerno has joined the Pines team of high quality Obstetrics and Gynecological care providers.

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County Native Dayna St.Peter, RN-BSN, FNP Joins Pines Team Of Primary Care Providers

Dayna St. Peter, RN-BSN, FNP

Caribou, Maine – Pines Health Services announced today that County native Dayna St. Peter, RN-BSN, FNP has joined the Caribou Health Center team as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Over 200 Babies Born At Cary Medical Center For The 8th Consecutive Year

200th Baby Born at Cary Medical Center in 2019

Caribou, ME- A family from Limestone had an extra special gift under their Christmas tree this year with the birth of their new baby girl which represented the 200th delivery at Cary Medical Center for 2019. Freya Piper Moulton was born at 7:09 p.m., on Thursday, December 26th, to Chelsea and Alexander Moulton of Limestone. Freya weighed 5lbs, 5.5oz, 18 ¼ inches long and was delivered by Dr. Yesim Kural and Kim Martin, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife with Pines Health Services.

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Cary Medical Center Receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and Patient Safety

Cary Medical Center Receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and Patient SafetyCaribou, Maine, December 1, 2019 – Cary Medical Center has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Cary Medical Center is in the top 17% of 2,778 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics. Additionally, Cary was also recognized for our safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections and was also named America’s Best Hospitals for patient safety, making Cary in the top 8% of 4,797 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.

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Jean-Pierre Michaud, MD, FRCS(c) Inducted as a Fellow Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Jean-Pierre Michaud, MD, FRCS(c)

Caribou, ME— Orthopaedic surgeon Jean-Pierre Michaud, MD, FRCS© of Pines Health Services and Cary Medical Center was recently inducted as a fellow member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS.)

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Kim Chabre, LSW-C, Care Coordinator Named Recipient For Unsung Hero Award For 2019 By Maine Primary Care Association

Kim Chabre, LSW-C, Care Coordinator Named Recipient For Unsung Hero Award For 2019 By Maine Primary Care Association

Bar Harbor, ME – Oct. 16, 2019 – The Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA), a membership organization representing the collective voices of Maine’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), announced the winners of the 2019 Clinical and Administrative Excellence Awards which were presented at a ceremony during the organization’s annual conference in Bar Harbor. The Clinical and Administrative Excellence Awards were created in 2005 to honor the contributions and accomplishments of individuals and health center advocates working to ensure that affordable, high quality health care is available to all Mainers.

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Pines Health Services Named 2019 Best Places To Work In Maine

Pines Health Services Named 2019 Best Places To Work In Maine

Caribou, ME - Pines Health Services was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management - Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.

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Yesim Kural, MD Joins Pines Health Services To Expand Obstetric And Gynecological Care For Growing Practice

Yesim Kural, MD

Caribou, Maine – Pines Health Services announced today that Dr. Yesim Kural has joined the Pines team of high quality care providers at our Women’s & Children’s Health Center conveniently located on the backside of the Cary Medical Center Campus. (read more...)

Pines Kicks Off National Health Center Week 2019 With Hosting 2nd Annual Elementary School Supply Drive

2nd Annual Elementary School Supply Drive

Caribou, Maine – As the new school year unfolds, it is estimated that the average family will spend close to $500 on back-to-school supplies and clothing. Pines Health Services school supply drive’s mission was to help bridge a portion of the gap between what families can afford and what students need.

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Carlos Chavez, MD Joins The Pines Surgical Team To Expand Scope Of Surgical Care And Services Offered

Carlos Chavez de Paz, MD, MPH

Caribou, Maine – Pines Health Services announced today that, Dr. Carlos Chavez has joined the professional team of surgeons at Pines which includes Dr. Julio Arebalo, Dr. Rashmi Bawa, Dr. John Nadeau and Family Nurse Practitioners Lindsay Reynolds and Michelle Deprey.

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New Sweden Native Dr. Jarryd Rossignol Returns Home To Expand Primary Care Services At Pines Health Services

Jarryd Rossignol, DO

Caribou, Maine – “The addition of Dr. Rossignol to the Pines Health team allows us to expand our high quality primary health services, specifically to our patients in the communities of Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield who may not currently have a health care home,” said Pines Chief Operating Officer Lisa Caron. “Dr. Rossignol grew up in The County, and it was his desire to return home to practice medicine after completing his schooling and residency program in Montana. We are ecstatic to welcome him back home.”

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Cary Medical Center Celebrates 95th Baby In Honor Of 95th Anniversary

95th Baby!

Caribou, ME- A Frenchville family had an extra special reason to celebrate Independence Day this year with the birth of their new baby boy which represented the 95th delivery at Cary Medical Center for 2019.

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Camp Adventure Wraps Up 22nd Year For Children and Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

Camp Adventure 2019

Camp Adventure is an annual week-long summer camp for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes who gather at Mapleton Baptist Park June 23rd through the 28th to learn that activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming are still events they can look forward to and enjoy regardless of living with a chronic disease. The highlight of camp is the ability for campers to interact with each other as they all are faced with the same challenges of managing their diabetes while growing throughout their youth. Camp Adventure teaches diabetes self-management skills to campers ages 12-17 in a fun and “real life applicable” way.

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Pines Health Services Hosts 2nd Annual Diaper Drive With Even Greater Success

Pines Health Services Hosts 2nd Annual Diaper Drive With Even Greater Success

Caribou, Maine – Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy is key to building a solid foundation for all children to reach their full potential. But one in three families struggles to provide clean diapers for their baby, according to the National Diaper Bank Network.

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Pines Health Services Named 2018 Master Preceptor By The University Of New England

Pines Health Services Named 2018 Master Preceptor By The University Of New England

Caribou, Maine – The University of New England presented the team at Pines Health Services with a plaque in appreciation for their dedicated service and outstanding commitment to the University of New England Physician Assistant Program.

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County Native John Nadeau, DO Returns Home To Expand Pines Surgical Services Team

Caribou, Maine – Pines Health Services announced today that Frenchville native, Dr. John Nadeau has joined the professional team of surgeons which includes Dr. Julio Arebalo, Dr. Rashmi Bawa, and Family Nurse Practitioners Lindsay Reynolds and Michelle Deprey.

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Krista Burchill, MD Earns Board Recertification In Family Medicine From The American Board Of Family Medicine

Krista Burchill, MD Earns Board Recertification In Family Medicine From The American Board Of Family Medicine

Caribou, ME — Dr. Krista Burchill, a long standing family practice physician with the Caribou Health Center team at Pines Health Services, has been recertified in family medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM.)

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Dimas Yusuf, MD Earns Board Certification in Medical Oncology from the American Board of Internal Medicine and Canadian Royal College of Physicians

Dr. Dimas Yusuf

Caribou, ME — Dr. Dimas Yusuf, medical oncologist with the team at the Jefferson Cary Cancer Center has been certified as a specialist in medical oncology from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

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Caribou Middle School 8th Graders Fill Pines Health Services Community Cupboard With Non Perishable Food

Caribou Middle School 8th Graders Fill Pines Health Services Community Cupboard With Non Perishable Food

Caribou, Maine – Community groups and social organizations often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves this time of year. A kind gesture sparked interest from the students in Mrs. Holly Rhinebolt’s 8th grade class, who organized a food drive and delivered multiple boxes of non-perishable food items, which filled the Pines Health Services community food cupboard.

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Robert Bassett, MD, Earns Board Subspecialty Recertification in Surgery of the Hand

Robert Bassett, MD

Caribou, ME— Orthopaedic surgeon Robert Bassett, MD, of Pines Health Services recently earned Subspecialty Recertification in Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

The Subspecialty Certificate is for Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in surgery of the hand beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a volume of cases in surgery of the hand, or have made significant contributions to this field. Dr. Bassett passed a rigorous written examination.

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Dr. David Levasseur Named Co-Recipient For Excellence In Oral Health Award For 2018 By Maine Primary Care Association

Dr. David Levasseur

Bar Harbor, MEOct. 24, 2018 – The Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA), a membership organization representing the collective voices of Maine’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), announced the winners of the 2018 Clinical and Administrative Excellence Awards which were presented at a ceremony during the organization’s annual conference in Bar Harbor. The Clinical and Administrative Excellence Awards were created in 2005 to honor the contributions and accomplishments of individuals and health center advocates working to ensure that affordable, high quality health care is available to all Mainers.

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Pines Kicks Off National Health Center Week 2018 With Hosting 1st Annual Elementary School Supply Drive

1st Annual Elementary School Supply Drive

Caribou, Maine – As the new school year unfolds, it is estimated that the average family will spend close to $500 on back-to-school supplies and clothing. Pines Health Services school supply drive’s mission was to help bridge a portion of the gap between what families can afford and what students need. (read more...)

Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services Camp Adventure 2018 Noted as a Great Success

Camp Adventure 2018

Having a major illness is certainly no picnic, much less a vacation, but kids and teens came together at Mapleton Baptist Park June 24th through the 29th to learn that vacations and picnics are still events they can look forward to and enjoy! Camp Adventure is a week-long adventure that teaches diabetes self-management skills to youth ages 12-17 in a fun and everyday way. (read more...)

Caribou’s Kris Doody named one of Top 100 Healthcare Leaders in US

Caribou’s Kris Doody named one of Top 100 Healthcare Leaders in US Becker’s Healthcare Releases Annual List

May 23, 2018, Caribou, Maine — Kris Doody, RN, and Chief Executive Officer for Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services (FQHC), has been named one of the top 100 healthcare leaders in America. Becker's Healthcare, the leading source of business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders, released the list earlier this month. Doody was the only individual from Maine featured on the list which includes such icons ad Bill and Melinda Gates. According to Becker’s Healthcare, the individuals named to the top 100 list are being recognized for their leadership in the healthcare field; many individuals on this list serve at the helm of large health systems and nationwide organizations, taking the lead in transforming healthcare in the U.S. Others have played small but important roles, leading during critical moments for the nation. By working to improve the quality of care and solve the toughest problems in healthcare today, these leaders have clearly made their mark. (Read more...)

Bonnie Bouchard, CNM, MS, Selected as 2018 Maine American College of Nurse Midwives Affiliate & Maine Hospital Association Award Recipient

Bonnie Bouchard, CNM, MS Selected as Recipient For The 2018 Maine American College of Nurse Midwives Affiliate MHA Award

Caribou, ME – Pines Health Services and Cary Medical Center are excited to announce that Certified Nurse Midwife, Bonnie Bouchard has been selected for a prominent award for the State of Maine. Nominated by her work partner & sister midwife, Kim Martin, CNM, DNP, Bonnie was selected for her dedication and excellence in patient care for women, but more specifically, a special type of care she provides to the Amish community within Aroostook County. (Read more...)

Dr. Carl Flynn Selected as Recipient For The Roger A. Renfrew, MD Rural Teaching Award

Dr. Carl Flynn Selected as Recipient For The Roger A. Renfrew, MD Rural Teaching Award

The Maine Medical Center, in conjunction with Tufts University School of Medicine announced their selection of Carl Flynn, MD, a Family Practice Physician with Pines Health Services for the prestigious award as voted by the Maine Track Program Class of 2018. (Read more...)

Lisa Caron, COO, Pines Health Services Selected as 2017 Red Cross Real Hero

Lisa Caron, COO, Pines Health Services Selected as 2017 Red Cross Real Hero

Our very own, Lisa Caron, was selected as a 2017-2018 recipient for the 20th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The heroic act must be specific with the mission of the American Red Cross: preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. A committee of community leaders have selected only a handful of Real Heroes chosen for this prestigious award. Below you will find a copy of Lisa's nomination that was submitted anonymously. (Read more)

Pines Hosts 1st Annual Diaper Drive With Great Success

The Pines Team celebrates a very successful diaper drive

Currently, 1 in 3 families experience “diaper need” which is described as not being able to sufficiently provide diapers needed to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy. (Read more)

Over $78,000 Awarded To Pines Health Services For Quality Performance In 2017

The Pines Team Receives the HRSA Grant for Quality Performance in 2017

In 2017 Pines Health Services has received grant awards in excess of $78,000 for their quality performance from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). (Read more...)

Pines Celebrates Five Years of Providing Compassionate, High Quality Care at Kimball

A little over five years ago, groundbreaking was taking place for a new Primary care health center in friendly Fort Fairfield. Since this time, the health center, known as Kimball Community Health Center, has played a key role in healthcare stability for the community. (Read more)

Pines Care Coordination Team Recognized For Selection of Patient Service Award

The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce has selected the Care Coordinators at Pines Health Services as the recipient for the Customer and Patient Service Recognition Award for January 2018. (Read more)

Dr. Carl Flynn receives the MPCA 2011 Physician Excellence Award

The Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) selected Carl Flynn, MD, Family Practitioner at Pines Health Services, as the recipient of the 2011 Physician Excellence Award. (Read More)

Pines, Cary, RSU 39, and Caribou Fire and Ambulance recognized by Maine CDC with 2010 Director's Award

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recognized Pines Health Services, Cary Medical Center, Eastern Aroostook School District RSU 39, and Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department with the 2010 Director's Award. (Read More)

Dr. Samuela Manages receives MPCA 2010 Karen J. Hallee, MD, Memorial Award

The Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) presented Dr. Samuela Manages, a Family Practitioner at Pines Health Services, the 2010 Karen J. Hallee, MD, Memorial Award for New Medical Professionals. (Read More)

Pines Pediatrics Recognized for Childhood Immunization

The Maine Immunization Program within the Maine Centers for Disease Control recognized Pines Pediatrics for its success in childhood vaccination. (Read More)