Acadia Psychiatrist Recognized as Provider of the Month
Bangor, ME – Catholic Charities Maine has chosen Acadia Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dilek Avci, MD as the December, 2013 Provider of the Month. Each month their case management staff selects a Provider of the Month who embraces quality care and collaboration for their clients.
Pay it Forward at Acadia Hospital
The concept of “Pay it Forward,” based on a movie of the same name, is familiar to many. The idea of doing something thoughtful or kind for another, without any expectation of payback, but with the hope that the person receiving the kindness will in some way “Pay it Forward” has a certain appeal.
Acadia Hospital one of for EMHS websites to receive recognition for excellence
BREWER, Maine — Four EMHS Websites developed by Lighthouse Web Solutions received recognition at the 17th annual Healthcare Internet Conference Nov. 6, in New Orleans. Along with EMHS, approximately 260 healthcare organizations, representing a broad industry spectrum, received recognition for their outstanding Websites and digital communications at a special presentation of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards during the conference.
Acadia Hospital Earns Accolades for Film, Mental Health Screening
Bangor, Me—Acadia recently received recognition for excellence regarding the film, The Road Back, and its involvement in National Depression Screening Day.
A short feature film on adolescent anxiety and depression, The Road Back, produced by Acadia Hospital in conjunction with Project AWARE and Maine teens, was chosen by Healthline.com as one of the ten best depression videos of 2013. The movie, written and directed by Hermon High School Senior Faith Bishop, also won honors for Best Student Film at the Iowa Independent Film Festival.
Maine High Schools Host Challenge Days for Students
Day-long Sessions Sponsored and Coordinated by Acadia Hospital
Hermon, topsham, Millinocket Me—Over 400 Maine high school students and their adult facilitators experienced the powerful one day program called Challenge Day during the week of November 4. Mt. Ararat in Topsham hosted two days, while Hermon hosted a day and Stearns and Schenck High Schools partnered for one day in the greater Millinocket area, inviting a special team of student leaders from Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln to join them.
Acadia Hospital Participating in Online Mental Health Screening Program
(BANGOR, ME) – Depression affects all walks of life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression. Screening for depression and other mood disorders allows individuals to identify warning signs early and connect with the appropriate treatment resources. Early recognition and treatment offers the best opportunity for recovery.
Acadia Hospital Dedicates New Healing Garden in Memory of Anita Leonard
Bangor, ME – Nearly 200 people comprised of community members, donors, Acadia Hospital employees and members of the Leonard family gathered together Friday, June 28 on the psychiatric hospital’s campus to dedicate a new healing garden in memory of Anita Leonard. One of the founders of Acadia Hospital, along with her husband Ralph Leonard, Anita was fondly remembered by hospital officials and family members during the brief program.
Acadia and EMMC Earn Well Workplace Designations
Gold and Platinum Levels Awarded by Wellness Council of America
Bangor, ME – EMHS affiliates in Bangor, Acadia Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center, have both achieved the prestigious Well Workplace designation from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).
Acadia Hospital Film on Teen Anxiety and Depression Earns Recognition
Maine Public Relations Council Awards Acadia for Short Dramatic Film, The Road Back
Bangor, ME – The Acadia Hospital has won a Gold Award in the Audio/Visual category for its role in producing and promoting the short dramatic film, The Road Back, in the spring of 2012. The award was presented at the Maine Public Relations Council’s (MPRC) annual Golden Arrow Awards ceremony held at the USM Abromson Center in Portland on October 11.
A Day of Miracles for Maine Kids
June 5, 2012
A Day of Miracles for Maine Kids
EMHS Charities CMNH Telethon Celebrates 25 Years
For 25 years, EMHS Charities Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) has supported healthcare for the children of central, eastern, and northern Maine.
Battle of the Bands Tops the Charts
Evening of music and dancing a huge success, raising over $35,000 for Acadia Hospital Youth Services
Great music, some friendly competition, tasty food and friends of Acadia all combined to create a memorable rock ‘n roll evening at Husson University May 26.
Acadia Welcomes New Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Sibel Algon
Hospital’s Youth Services Offers Easy Access and Comprehensive Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Treatment
Bangor, ME – The Acadia Hospital is pleased to announce the hiring of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Sibel Algon, MD. She will be joining Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Eric Kuntz, MD in working with children and teens on the hospital’s inpatient units. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Jessica Manaker, MD and Julie Balaban, MD see youth patients in Acadia’s outpatient programs.
Acadia Hospital Partners with NESCom Students to Design Film Poster
Bangor, ME –For over a year The Acadia Hospital has been working with partner Project AWARE and area teens to produce a high quality dramatic short film about teen depression and anxiety entitled, The Road Back.
With the public premiere scheduled for March 21, 7:00 PM at Gracie Theatre on the Husson University campus, a professional poster promoting the event was needed. Acadia Hospital’s Communications Officer Alan Comeau knew just where to turn.
Acadia Hospital Offers New Group for Veterans
Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital’s Ambulatory Therapy will be offering a new prolonged exposure/cognitive behavioral group developed specifically for veterans. This group will be held on Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. beginning March 16, 2012.