Hospital receives grants for new Paramedic Interceptor Vehicle
By Michael Todd Director of Development
ID COAST HOSPITAL has received two grants totaling $45,000 for the purchase of a new Paramedic Interceptor Vehicle (MC1). M
Funds received from the Bank of America Foundation and from a private foundation will be used to replace the current vehicle that has been on the road since 1997 providing paramedic support to communities throughout the Mid Coast region.
While the MC1 is not an ambulance, it and its staff create a virtual emergency room at the scene of an accident or other medical emergency.
Many of the communities served by Mid Coast Hospital have fire and rescue teams that are
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Made possible by grants from Bank of America and a private foundation
predominantly volunteers. While these dedicated volunteers do a wonderful job of providing essential services to their commu- nities, many have limited medical training.
The paramedics and medical technology on the MC1, working together with the local emergency teams, have established a remark- able record of providing critical healthcare services throughout the region for nearly ten years.
“Bank of America Foundation is truly pleased to support Mid
Coast Hospital in providing critical emergency care services to the coastal and island communities of mid coast Maine” said Nancy J Meagher, Market Development Manager for Bank of America.
“It was clear to us that MC1 and its dedicated paramedic staff have done a wonderful job of offering rapid response, life saving services to many individuals in our commu- nities over the years, and that this service should be continued.
“We are grateful to have this opportunity to partner with Mid Coast Hospital in advancing the health and wellbeing of the people of this region.”
Mid Coast Hospital greatly appreciates receiving the generous grants that will help keep this important service available for years to come.
Breast cancer survivors hit the water!
“The beautiful outdoor envi- ronment of Maine is one form of complementary medicine that our group uses as a healing experience for patients, family, and friends who are going through the breast cancer journey.
“This kayak trip has become a tradition and something we all look forward,” said Lynch.
harbour seals surfacing and abundant great blue herons and cormorants on the trip.
The environment was as glorious as could be expected on a warm Saturday on the water. The group was thrilled to see
For more information on programs and activities of the Breast Health Center, call Kim Lynch at 373-6540.
EACH SEPTEMBER, Mid Coast Hospital organizes a kayaking trip on the New Meadows River for survivors of breast cancer and family members.
Lined up near Howard’s Point for snacks of strawberry shortcake and sparkling cider were some of this year's paddlers (from left): Kim Lynch, Breast Health coordinator at Mid Coast Hospital; Colleen Brauwer; Barb Larson; Peggy Christian; Michelle Girard; Kathy Marquis-Girard; Mac L’Abbé; and Deb Conners.
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Photo by Chris L'Abbé