Island Health

Happy Christmas Through Masks with the ‘Sunbeam’ Crew

freepressonline.com from Offshore: An Adjusted Holiday by Eva Murray Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:16 AM The Saturday before Christmas brought a calm day — itself something special — and the Maine Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam to our harbor. Recently sprung from a long stay at the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, the Sunbeam had all…

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Restocking the Sunbeam Galley

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — From Jillian today – “Here’s a photo I took of unpacking and restocking the galley after the refit. Feels so good to settle-in aboard the Sunbeam.” Such heartwarming news. Thank you, Jillian. P.S. Love the portable radio by the porthole.

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Mission December 2020 eNewsletter Now Online

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Mission’s December 2020 eNewsletter is available to read or download online. Click here. December 2020’a stories are: Melvin D. Adams III, Ed.D Joins Mission as ​New Downeast Director Christmas Around the Mission Mission Announces Honorees for ​2021 Sunbeam Award Gala Mission People & Places – Stephanie Moores Reinventing Island Health…

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Ellsworth American – How Will Maine Roll Out a Vaccine?

ellsworthamerican.com How will Maine roll out a vaccine? December 2, 2020 by Kate Cough on News ELLSWORTH — Certain health-care workers and emergency responders could be given the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine sometime in December as long as the authorization process goes smoothly, said Dr. James Jarvis, medical specialist for Northern Light Health’s…

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Reinventing Island Health Services

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — With the Sunbeam reactivated, Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN is figuring out how best to do her work, providing medical services among island communities. Working under Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines means reinventing how Sharon performs her Sunbeam work. “It feels great being back…

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Island Flu Shots, Cookies, and Granola

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — With the Sunbeam back in service, it’s good to see photos and read notes from the boat’s crew at work among unbridged Maine islands. Jillian, the Sunbeam Steward, sent this photo, saying, “[Sunbeam Engineer] Storey giving Douglas and Sharon — with more flu shots — a ride onto Monhegan in the…

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Sunbeam Schedule Calendar Back Online

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — With the Sunbeam home, crew member and Island Outreach Director/Chaplain Douglas Cornman is once again maintaining the Sunbeam schedule calendar online. As you move through the week thinking, “I wonder what the Sunbeam’s doing today?” — you can find out in an instant online: Click here

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Thank you Thursday to Rick Erb of the Maine Health Care Association

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Rick Erb, President & CEO of the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA). Rick has worked with our Island Elder Care group over the past several years. He has attended our Island Elder Care conference and been an advocate for the group at the…

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