Island Health

Island Elder Care Workers Meet DHHS Workers to ‘Make Things Work Better’

    Mission Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, and other administrators involved with elder care on Maine’s islands and peninsulas, meet in person with Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) workers three times a year, “to brainstorm how to make things work better,” Director Sharon Daley said. Friday, January 27, 2017, Sharon…

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Island Health Director Sharing Front Line Work on Aging on Islands (Video)

Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN is a leader in finding best ways to enable aging Maine islanders to live in their homes, communities. Maine Seacoast Mission was a cosponsor of this 2016 Aging on Islands Conference. In this 38-minute presentation, you will hear Director Sharon Daley and colleagues give the conference audience their…

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Island Health & Telemedicine: Help Island Residents Access Health Care

I’ll help. Take me to the Giving Page  Since 1905, we have played a vital role in connecting residents of Maine’s most isolated islands with medical care. Our Island Health Program carries on the tradition, and there is never a charge for any Mission staff member’s services. For island residents, accessing even the most basic…

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Director of Island Health Sharon Daley: Renaissance Woman

  Summer in a Jar: Corn Relish September 27, 2016 From the garden, Pickles and Preserves By Sandy Oliver This recipe came from my island neighbor Sharon Daley, the telemedicine nurse on the Seacoast Mission vessel, the Sunbeam, who somehow squeezes canning time in between trips to Maine island communities. I had not ever made…

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Maine Hospice Council’s Visit with Sunbeam Island Health

August 30, 2016 BAR HARBOR — Earlier this month, Maine Hospice Council (MHC) and Center for End-of-Life Care Executive Director Kandyce Powell, RN, MSN, traveled aboard the Sunbeam with Mission Director of Island Health, Sharon Daley, RN. Kandyce’s primary MHC responsibilities include improving the quality of life for the dying and bereaved. She is a…

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Mission Director of Island Health Sharon Daley & Mission President Scott Planting on Air: Medicine, Islands & Education

Medicine, Islands & Education #253 Friday, July 22, 2016 How do Mainers access medical care? This depends on many factors, including geographic location and the availability of providers. The diversity of geography—from urban settings to offshore islands—presents some interesting challenges. Today we speak with several individuals who are rising to this challenge: Scott Planting and…

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