The benefits of pet therapy are well-documented, but some environments such as hospitals and extended care facilities pose a challenge for the use of live animals. Acadia Hospital is finding success with advanced interactive robots that look like baby harp seals and play a major role in youth therapy sessions. By interacting with people, the seals respond as if they are alive, moving their heads and legs, making sounds like an actual harp seal, and showing you preferred behavior.
M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO, EMHS, has been elected as one of eight new members of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees for a three year term beginning January 1, 2017.
EMHS and Cadillac Mountain Sports will be hosting a Healthy Hiking event in celebration of the centennial of Acadia National Park on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm at Cadillac Mountain Sports in Ellsworth, 32 High Street.
Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released earlier this week by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Of the eleven hospitals and healthcare systems recognized in Maine, nine of them represented EMHS.
Central Maine Healthcare and Beacon Health are teaming up to help ensure Maine communities have access to the highest quality care, close to home. We are proud to announce a new partnership between Beacon Health, the population health member of EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems), and Central Maine Healthcare. This new collaboration includes a statewide network of primary care providers, nurses, and quality experts all working together to personalize and make care delivery consistent across the cities and towns of our rural state.