‘Sunbeam V’ Schedule: Island Telemedicine Visits Jan. 2-4

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

The Sunbeam V is scheduled for a January 2-4 to visit Frenchboro, Matinicus, Isle au Haut.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Island Outreach Director Leads Christmas Services on Islands

Frenchboro carolers aboard the Sunbeam. (Photo by Scott Planting)
Island Outeach Director Cornman leading Christmas service on Matinicus. (Photo by Sharon Daley)

BAR HARBOR, ME — Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman presides over Christmas services on some of the unbridged islands without year-round pastors. Here are photos taken this week of the Frenchboro service aboard the Sunbeam, and Director Cornman leading the service at Matinicus.

‘Sunbeam V’ Schedule: Island Telemedicine Visits Dec 12-19

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

The Sunbeam V is scheduled for a December 12-19 to visit Matinicus and Isle au Haut.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

‘Sunbeam V’ Island Outreach Marina Overnight Retreat with BHCC Youth Group 12/8-9

Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman has scheduled the Bar Harbor Congregational Youth Group Retreat aboard the Sunbeam V at Northeast Harbor Marina for December 8-9, 2017.

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

‘Sunbeam V’ Schedule: Island Telemedicine Visits Dec 5-7

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

The Sunbeam V has a scheduled Telemedicine visit December 5-7 to Matinicus, and Isle au Haut.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Island Health at Sunrise, 20 Miles at Sea

BAR HARBOR, ME — Island Health Director Sharon Daley’s photo taken last week at sunrise on Matinicus Isle gives us an idea of life on a Maine island 20 miles from the mainland.

For island residents, even accessing basic health care is challenging. Some islands have no daily ferry service. Trips to the mainland, when possible, are expensive and time consuming.

The Island Health program is part of the Mission’s focus for 2017’s #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28th. Learn more: https://seacoastmission.org/givingtuesday/

Maine Seacoast Mission plays a vital role in connecting residents of Maine’s most isolated islands with medical care, personal care, modern technology, and educational services. Director Sharon Daley meets with islanders in their homes, and on the Sunbeam V. Between trips Sharon stays in touch by phone, internet.

Sunbeam V has state-of-the-art telemedicine facilities. Islanders can have virtual office visits with mainland doctors. Adults/children connect with psychiatrists for evaluations and medication reviews. A growing number of island residents use telemedicne equipment to meet with mental health and substance abuse counselors.

Island Elder Care Conference a Success

Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN hosted another successful elder care conference to network with like-minded groups and individuals on ways to improve care for the elderly among Maine’s unbridged island communities.

What follows is a summary and two photos of the conference participants from Sharon Daley’s assistant, Margaret Snell. More details to follow.

Margaret Snell
Thu 10/26/2017 2:04 PM

Hello –

Here are some initial details about the conference. I will write up more later after I have gone through evaluations.

Who: Eleven island communities including: Cranberry Isles, Isle au Haut, Vinalhaven, North Haven, Matinicus, Islesboro, Chebeague, Long Island, Peaks Island, Cliff Island along with Indian Island.

Four representatives from State agencies.

What: Island Eldercare conference, bringing together those invovled in elder care on Maine’s coastal Island, and Indian Island to discuss challenges, learn about resources, make action plans.

When: October 24-25

Where: McNeil’s on Islesboro

Attached are a couple of pictures. The group is front row (l-r): Cheryl Crowley, Maddy Gates, Bonnie Hughes. Second row: Peggy Akers, Christina Noyes, Beatrice Bryne, Margaret Snell, Alison Richardson, Vicki Todd. Back Row Stefanie Alley, Marge Powers, Kathi Lovell, Robyn Sockbeson, Mikki Amers, Amy Tierney, Sharon Daley, Maura Michael, Amy Rick, Mary Terry, Beth Marcheson.

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Sunbeam V Schedule: Island Telemedicine Visits Oct 31-Nov 2

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

The Sunbeam V is scheduled to visit Frenchboro, Matinicus, and Isle au Haut.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Island Health Director Attends National Telemedicine Showcase

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BAR HARBOR, Me — Mission Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN took a few days, while the Sunbeam V is in dry dock, to attend the Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase in Phoenix, AZ. The two full-day convention (Oct. 2-3), according to the event program, “focuses on building partnerships to bring high quality telemedicine- and telehealth-enabled medical speciality services directly into hospitals, clinics, private practices, and patient homes.”

Director Sharon Daley said, “To improve what we do, I wanted to see the newest technology, and what others are doing in the field. It is amazing what technology can and will do. Also, it’s gratifying to know the Mission is at the forefront with offering telemedicine.”

Captain’s Report: If Weather Holds, ‘Sunbeam V’ Should Relaunch Oct. 12

Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson sent these photos and update on the morning of September 29, 2017.

STONINGTON, ME — This is about the mid-way point for Sunbeam V dry dock. Take a look at the photos. The first photo shows one of several areas of rust under the flooring being repaired. The second is the replacement of the foggy pilot house window. The third is a random exterior shot. The fourth photo is the old leaking grey water tank being replaced. The fifth is Sunbeam V engineer Storey King’s dryer duct cleaning project — which was more extensive than expected. The final photo is the dismantled Sunbeam V hallway where the grey water tank is located.

Everything is going reasonably well with the exception of more extensive rust found on the hull under the grey water tank. That rust is being assessed/addressed early next week.

As long as the weather holds, we should launch as scheduled on October 12th.