NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – We invite you to watch this video portrait of the Mission medical team’s Covid vaccination work on remote Maine islands earlier this year. This video is part of a Walgreens public service announcement series depicting Covid-19 responses in different parts of the nation.
This story features Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN – who co-led the Mission’s Covid-19 medical response team, with Douglas Cornman, Island Outreach Director and Chaplain – and supporting nurse, Maureen Griffin.
It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Carroll Drug Store in Southwest Harbor, and Jensen’s Pharmacy in Rockland ME for “going the extra mile” while helping Island Services Director Sharon Daley, RN do her work among Maine island communities.
“Both small local pharmacies have been so helpful to me through the years,” said Sharon Daley. “Getting flu vaccine for the islands would have been impossible without their help.
“I have called both pharmacists — who are always very busy — with questions about patient medications. Often I’m calling about patients who aren’t getting their medication at the pharmacies. Still, both pharmacies, without fail, take time to answer our questions,” she said.
“They also understand the difficulty of getting your medications on an island and do their best to help,” continued Sharon. “I really appreciate their willingness to help and for going the extra mile in all they do for their customers and for me.”
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.
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.