Events

Recent In-Service Training Event

Recent In-Service Training Event

In a recent in-service training at Sanfield Nursing Home in Hartland, Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Podiatrist James Fullwood, Jr., DPM, kept nursing and ancillary staff engaged with his compelling presentation on wound care or, as he puts it, “preventing wounds from becoming amputations.”

“Save a limb, safe a life,” Dr. Fullwood stated emphatically. “Amputation prevention has changed so much in the past few years, and the technology and science behind wound care is always evolving.” Dr. Fullwood emphasized that each patient and every wound is unique, which is why it is important to “create an environment where patients can heal themselves.”

Expeditions to Placentia Island Announced

Expeditions to Placentia Island Announced

The Mount Desert Island and Tremont Historical Societies announce the opportunity to visit Placentia Island, where Art and Nan Kellam lived for nearly 40 years. The visit will include transportation to the island, guided exploration of a few major Kellam sites on the island and information about the Kellams’ lives there. Total duration of each trip will be about 3 hours.

Due to great interest, several trips are planned. The initial trip on August 11 will leave Bass Harbor at 9:00 am on the excursion vessel R.L. Gott. Additional trips will leave Bass Harbor on August 16, 17 and 18 at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on College of the Atlantic’s MV Osprey. 

Medicare Patrol Volunteers Cut Fraud and Waste

Want to provide an invaluable service to your community? Join Spectrum Generations volunteer Senior Medicare Patrol team and make a difference by cutting down on Medicare fraud and abuse. 

Spectrum Generations, in collaboration with Legal Services for the Elderly, is holding its next 3-day Senior Medicare Patrol training from 8am to 2pm on Thursdays, August 7, 14 and 28 at Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast ADRC Center located at 35 Union Street in Brunswick (with-in the PeoplePlus building).

This “train the trainer” workshop will give you the tools you need to teach people how to navigate the complex Medicare system and prepare you to do public presentations, provide individualized counseling on Medicare Part D, and in general educate the public about Medicare fraud and abuse.  Breakfast snacks and refreshments will be served,  but we ask that you “brown bag it” for lunch.  

Health Events in Maine July 23 to July 25

Health Events in Maine July 23 to July 25


WEDNESDAY JULY 23

Medicinal Herb Garden Walk

Avena Botanicals
210 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine

3:30 to 4:30

Join Deb Soule for a walk through Avena’s gardens and learn about medicinal plants!

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Invisible Threat

Rines Auditorium/Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way
Portland, Maine

5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Award-winning student made film exploring the current vaccine controversy.

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United Plant Savers — Acknowledging Our Native Medicinals

Avena Botanicals
210 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

SVH Duck Race for Breast Cancer Awareness

SVH Duck Race for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) encourages everyone to rent a rubber duck for breast cancer awareness and watch it cross the finish line on Saturday, August 9, at Manson Park in Pittsfield during its Fourth Annual Duck Race. Yellow and blue ducks are $5 each, and pink ducks are $10.

The race event begins at 10 AM near the parking lot by the Sebasticook River. Net proceeds from the Duck Race will benefit the Nancy Stone Breast Fund at SVH Women’s Health, which provides breast health services for women in need.

Last year’s event was entertaining, as several onlookers watched hundreds of brightly colored “rented” rubber ducks speed down Sebasticook River to the finish line (and into the nets of SVH employees who were in the water to collect them). The race event raised $2,362.

SVH Announces New Specialty Physician

SVH Announces New Specialty Physician

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) President and CEO/EMHS Senior Vice President Terri Vieira announced that area gastroenterologist Phil Amidon, MD, FACP, FACG has joined SVH Specialty Physicians as a liver and digestive diseases physician providing consultations, endoscopic procedures, and colonoscopies to patients.

“We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Amidon, who treated SVH patients from 2006 to 2008” stated Ms. Vieira. “Dr. Amidon returns with expertise and much-needed services for our patients with IBS, GERD, and other conditions of the digestive system.”

Dr. Amidon is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and he completed both his internship and residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California and is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Mock Disaster Held at Nokomis Regional High School

Mock Disaster Held at Nokomis Regional High School

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) held a mock disaster on May 30th at Nokomis Regional High in Newport, Maine. Involving various local public safety departments and other organizations, the mock disaster provided a meaningful opportunity to evaluate the various processes involved when responding to dynamic life-threatening events.

SVH Ambulance Services arrived early that morning to apply realistic make-up to the several teens involved in the mock disaster, which involved two vehicles driven by teens, with one driver under the influence of bath salts.