Governor LePage Visits Acadia Hospital Campus
Bangor, ME –At the invitation of Acadia Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Anthony Ng, MD, Maine Governor Paul R. LePage met with Acadia representatives on March 18 at the hospital’s campus in Bangor.
The visit allowed Governor LePage to see the facility and learn more about Acadia’s innovative programming that addresses the mental health and addiction treatment needs of Maine citizens. Over the course of the hour-and-a-half meeting, Acadia officials also discussed barriers to more extensive services, which included funding challenges.
“I was pleased to meet the professionals at Acadia and learn about their good work with mental health services and treatment for drug addiction,” said Governor LePage. “These are complicated and difficult issues, and Acadia is a leader in providing treatment and therapy to Mainers struggling with them.”
“I am very appreciative that Governor LePage scheduled time to visit our hospital and learn more about what we do and the overall environment in which we operate,” commented Acadia Hospital President and CEO Daniel B. Coffey. “I feel that the meeting went well and that we were able to have a frank and productive discussion.”
Acadia’s cutting-edge work in the field of tele-psychiatry and the creation of a non-medication-based pain management program that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy were two programs showcased by the hospital.
Acadia Hospital is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives.