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Thank you Thursday to the Mission Vaccine Team

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the entire Mission Covid Vaccine Team. Mission President John Zavodny, Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, Island Outreach Director & Chaplain Douglas Cornman, and Mission Board member, Jill Goldthwait express their thanks during a mini-Sunbeam “thank you” cruise to the many good people…

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WPost Cites Mission in Telehealth Report

www.washingtonpost.comNationalPatients and doctors who embraced telehealth during the pandemic fear it will become harder to access By Frances Stead SellersSeptember 10, 2021 at 11:53 p.m. EDT The most remote island communities have long relied on the nonprofit Maine Seacoast Mission to show up in its 75-foot steel-hulled floating clinic, the Sunbeam V. The mission’s nurse, Sharon…

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Walgreens Presents – In Our Words

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – We invite you to watch this video portrait of the Mission medical team’s Covid vaccination work on remote Maine islands earlier this year. This video is part of a Walgreens public service announcement series depicting Covid-19 responses in different parts of the nation. This story features Island Health Services Director Sharon…

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Mission May 2021 eNewsletter Available Online

The Mission’s May 2021 eNewsletter is available to read online or download in PDF format. Table of Contents: EdGE Summer Camp is Back! EdGE Center Gets Makeover Dakin Hewlett Joins Mission as Journey Program Mgr Coming in June – The Island Reader 2021 Invaluable Work of Covid-19 Clinic Nurses People & Places – Wendy Harrington…

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Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far corners

federalnewsnetwork.comBUSINESS NEWSBoat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far cornersBy DAVID SHARP – April 7, 2021 1:06 am PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After enduring 40-knot winds and freezing sea spray, jostled health care providers arrived wet and cold on two Maine islands in the North Atlantic late last month to conduct coronavirus vaccinations. As they came…

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Murray – Does Pete Buttigieg Have a Workday Like This?

freepressonline.comfrom Offshore: Does Pete Buttigieg Have a Workday Like This?by Eva Murray – Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:53 AM Last Thursday was also the date scheduled for most winter islanders to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The crew from the Maine Seacoast Mission and the public health nurses were scheduled to fly…

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Thank you Thursday for Good Shepherd Food Bank

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Good Shepherd Food Bank. Good Shepherd helps the Mission provide healthy, nutritious food to thousands of people in Washington County. They help us feed people who can’t quite make ends meet. People who make difficult decisions each week or month about what bill…

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March 19 – Clinics on Great Cranberry, Islesford.

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – The Mission Covid-19 vaccination clinic team heads out on March 19th morning aboard the mailboat, Sea Queen, for clinics on Great Cranberry island and Islesford. The Maine CDC gave permission for the Mission Covid vaccination medical team to administer vaccines to island residents 18-years old and up on Great Cranberry and…

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Covid Clinic Trips 3 and 4 – Monhegan, Matinicus Islands

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Mission medical team held back-to-back clinics on Monhegan island (March 3) and Matinicus island (March 4). Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson, Engineer Storey King, and Steward Jillian, were resting from their second Covid-19 vaccinations, so the medical team traveled to these two islands by means other than aboard the Mission’s boat,…

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Second Trip, Four Islands, Mission Covid Clinics

NORTHEAST HARBOR — The Mission’s second Covid-19 vaccination clinic trip (Feb. 26-27) relied on the Sunbeam for travel, accommodations, and vaccine safekeeping. The day began at the Sunbeam‘s berth in Northeast Harbor where the Clinic Team met local tv news multimedia journalists from WABI, Newscenter 6, and WVII to answer questions about the island Covid…

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