Thank you Thursday to Rick Erb of the Maine Health Care Association

Thank you Thursday to Rick Erb of the Maine Health Care Association

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Rick Erb, President & CEO of the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA).

Rick has worked with our Island Elder Care group over the past several years. He has attended our Island Elder Care conference and been an advocate for the group at the State legislative level. Rick is always available, helping us find answers to so many questions.

Our small island elder care homes would not be as prepared as they are without the resources and help of Rick Erb and MHCA. It has been a pleasure to work with someone so professional and caring.

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Thank you Thursday to Brien Davis, NP at Hope Health

Thank you Thursday to Brien Davis, NP at Hope Health

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Nurse Practitioner Brien Davis and his Hope Health clinic in Camden, ME.

Mission Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN nominated Brien Davis because “he is so good to work with. I called him twice in the last few days for help with two lobstermen with no doctor, no insurance.” Brien’s appointment calendar was booked solid, but he saw both lobstermen.

“Brien understands how difficult it is for someone on an island to get off for medical care. I can count on him and his staff to help when there is someone who needs medical attention,” said Sharon Daley. “He is not only an excellent practitioner, he’s understanding, figures out ways to make things work, and adjusts as needed.

“When I am on an island and need someone seen quickly Brien and staff make it happen. I am so grateful for the support and help they give me and the islanders,” said Sharon.

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Mainebiz – Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam V Splashes After Year-Long Refit

Mainebiz – Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam V Splashes After Year-Long Refit

Photo courtesy Front Street Shipyard.

Mainebiz — August 20, 2020
Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam V splashes after year- long refit
By Laurie Schreiber

Front Street Shipyard in Belfast launched Maine Seacoast Mission’s 75-foot-long telemedicine vessel Sunbeam V on Monday, after a 14-month refit.

System tests performed at the shipyard’s dock are now underway, to be followed by sea trials.

Delivery to the mission, which is relocating from Bar Harbor to Northeast Harbor, is expected by early October.

The Sunbeam V arrived at Front Street in May 2019.

The ship underwent extensive hull maintenance, cosmetic updates and equipment upgrades….

Full MaineBiz Story and Photos.

 

Sunbeam Update – The Telemedicine Room

Sunbeam Update – The Telemedicine Room

BELFAST, ME — This is Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley’s office aboard the Sunbeam on August 17, the day the boat was returned to the water. The wide angle setting on the camera lens gives a fuller view of the different room perspectives nearing the end of the Sunbeam refit. Sharon’s office is equipped with telemedicine equipment so she, island patients, and medical personnel on the mainland can videoconference with each other.

Learn more about the Mission’s Island Health Services.

Sneak Peek – The New Sunbeam Salon

Sneak Peek – The New Sunbeam Salon

BELFAST, ME — We had a chance yesterday to shoot some pics of the Sunbeam interior just hours before the boat was returned to the water. Finish work remains before the boat is back in service. But the whole of the Sunbeam, inside and out, looks terrific.

Here’s a shot of Mission Director of Development Chris Stelling walking through the new Sunbeam salon.

Learn more about the Sunbeam’s work.