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Medical Group expands practices, opens new office

MID COAST MEDICAL GROUP practices grew significantly throughout 2006 with the addition of physicians and a new office.

Jennifer Riehl, MD

Scott French, MD

Darcey Leighton, DO

William Curtis, MD

Patricia Bryan, CRNP

Elaine Secskas, MD

Gregory Gimbel, MD

Melissa Streeter, MD

Stephanie Holmes, FNP

Elsa Levy, CNM

OB/GYN Elaine M. Secskas, MD, and Patricia A. Bryan, CRNP, joined Women’s Health Care and will maintain their office in the Medical Office M C M G B u i l d i n g a d j a c e n t t o t h e o f f i c e s o f O B / G Y N s S t e p h a n i e J . G r o h s , M D , a n d L i s a R . M a r o t t o , M D , N u r s e M i d w i f e N a t a l i e H . R o c k w e l l , C N M , a n d N u r s e P r a c t i t i o n e r s P a t s y C y r , F N P - C , a n d J e a n W a r i n g , F N P - C .

In addition , OB/GYN Darcey J. Leighton, DO, will be joining the practice later in 2007.

The Women’s Health Care practice has also opened a new second office in the Professional Building at 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick.

The new practice includes OB/GYNs Gregory L. Gimbel, MD, and Melissa J. Streeter, MD, Nurse Midwife Elsa H. Levy, CNM, and Nurse Practitioners Kathy Huston, FNP, and Stephaine Holmes, FNP.

Kathy Huston, FNP

Surgical Care added William W. Curtis, Jr., MD, to its roster of surgeons in 2006.

“We’ve been able to add high quality new physicians as well as respected medical professionals from the community,” says George A. Hunter, group administrator.

Adult Health Care in Bath welcomed internist Scott W. French, MD, while its counterpart— Adult Health Care in Topsham—saw internist Jennifer M. Riehl, MD, join its ranks this past year.

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Photos by Jeff Morris of The Pierce Studio, Brunswick

The Quest

for MAGNET HOSPITAL Recognition WE ARE ON OUR WAY!

In September we submitted our intent to apply for Magnet Hospital status with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center in Silver Spring, MD. Center. Our full documentation is due by October 2008.

Direct care nurses have just completed the second annual job satisfaction survey using a nationally recognized tool, the Nursing Work Index. Results are consistent with last year’s survey, showing scores significantly higher overall than for most hospitals that have already achieved Magnet status.

In April of 2007 we will use a more comprehensive tool that will allow us to compare our- selves to hospitals nationwide by specific nursing units.

Recently a small group of nurses attended a Magnet conference in Denver, CO.

“It was inspiring to be with 3,000 other nurses from across the US and internationally,” says Paul Parker, RN, who is heading Mid Coast’s effort.

“Every magnet hospital had its own special story to tell about how it organized its effort.

“And our consultant (Vicki George) said “You’re there!’ and that was very encouraging, said Parker.

George worked with Mid Coast Hospital nursing leaders November 20 and 21 to assess our readiness and met with all of the Force teams as well as Senior Management.

She will return in fall 2007.

MID COAST HEALTH SERVICES

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