Category: Island Health

Thank You for a Heartfelt 16th Sunbeam Award Gala

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you to everyone who helped make Maine Seacoast Mission’s 16th Annual Sunbeam Award Gala a success. Mission President John Zavodny said, “This was my first Maine Seacoast Mission Gala. It was everything I hoped for and more. The outpouring of love and support for the Mission, for our shared work,…

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News Center Maine – What Healthcare Looks Like for Maine’s Island Dwellers

 newscentermaine.com LIFE What healthcare looks like for Maine’s island dwellers Living on an island adds a layer of complexity to all aspects of daily life, including managing one’s health. Author: Hannah Dineen — August 7, 2019 MOUNT DESERT, Maine — Maine’s island dwellers are resilient and self-sufficient people. However, with limited medical resources on…

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Great Cranberry Isles Health Fair a Success

  BAR HARBOR, ME — Approximately 20 health care providers traveled to GCI on the Moonbeam and other boats to a health fair hosted by the Maine Seacoast Mission. This provided islanders a chance to have free hearing tests by an audiologist, blood sugar checks information on breast self exam, hospice, domestic violence and home…

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Maine Telemedicine Report Includes Mission Island Health Programs

pressherald.com Health care Updated July 28 Maine still waiting for internet health care revolution Poor broadband and out-of-step Medicare policies relegate the state’s use of telehealth to small niches when it should be in the mainstream. By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer Information technology should be revolutionizing the way patients in Maine interact with their…

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Sunbeam Refit Update – Captain Loses a Shower, Steward Gains a Freezer

BELFAST, ME — Thank you, Captain Michael Johnson for keeping us up-to-speed, through words and photos, of progress on the Sunbeam refit. The shower on the Sunbeam upper level, used only by me, is being removed. Two showers on a smallish boat are not necessary. This area will be repurposed into a closet with an…

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A Great Turnout at Mission Lobstermen’s Health Issues Event

BAR HARBOR, ME — On July 16 Maine Seacoast Mission’s Island Health hosted a lobstermen’s health issues event at the Matinicus school. Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN said in a brief email, “Had a wonderful trip…and…a great turnout.” Dr. Kerry Lavigne, a Dermatologist from Camden, ME, traveled to Matinicus with her family and Island…

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Historic Photo of ‘Sunbeam III’ Launch

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you, Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson for sending this photo of the Sunbeam III launch in Damariscotta, ME. The Sunbeam V is undergoing a routine major refit right now. The boat is scheduled to be back in service around Christmas 2019. Meanwhile, the Sunbeam crew members are keeping up with…

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Healthcare Comes Via Boat to Maine’s Most Remote Islanders

June 01, 2019 01:00 AM Healthcare comes via boat to Maine’s most remote islanders Modern Healthcare Twenty-two miles from the rocky coast of Maine sits 720-acre Matinicus Isle—the state’s most seaward island—with a year-round population of less than 100. Even when the weather is at its best, accessing healthcare services is a challenge for residents.…

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