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HAMPDEN Primary care is the foundation for maintaining a healthy community, and there are many children who may not have regular access to a primary care provider. Recognizing this issue, leaders at Eastern Maine Medical Center and RSU 22 came together to create the RSU 22 School-Based Health Center. The center is a place where students can be seen for health concerns, while staying right at Hampden Academy.

"This initiative stems from a need that RSU 22 staff members were seeing,' says James Raczek, MD, FAAFP, EMMC senior vice president and chief medical officer. 'Upon being seen, our providers will work with the patient's primary care providers to ensure the visit is entered into their medical records. It's a real benefit to the students, their parents and the community.'

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BANGOR Organizers of EMMC's Bone Marrow Drive are calling this year's event a great success, with 261 adults added to the registry. Just over 200 people joined the registry at a similar event held last year.

Adults who are added to the registry provide hope for cancer patients who require a life-sustaining transplant. Only four out of 10 people who need a transplant actually receive one, so increasing the pool of potential donors is the only way to improve the odds. 

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:40

You could be someone's chance at life

EMMC Cancer Care to host Bone Marrow Drive at Champion the Cure Challenge

BANGOR At the age of 22 months, Makenna Ward of Houlton was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that affects children and infants. Makenna, now 6 years old, is alive today because of two stem cell transplants. On Saturday, Aug. 17, caring community members can give hope to children like Makenna and adults who are battling cancer by joining the bone marrow registry at the EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge.

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BANGOR - Eastern Maine Medical Center is quickly becoming one of the most popular hospital sites among medical students looking for locations to fulfill their rotation requirements. Just ask Mary Blish, EMMC's enthusiastic clinical education specialist.

"We do what is called a showcase at the University of New England [each year]. It's for students looking for rotations in the next year. Every clinical site is down there and we all get a certain amount of time to talk about our location. I always like to be different and stand out," explained Blish.

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