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Visiting Hour Restrictions at DECH

Visitation Restrictions Enacted to Protect Patient’s Safety Machias – Due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and the recent news that Maine has experienced its first confirmed case of
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DECH Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Lien Crocker and CEO Steve Lail have some fun during the presentation of Lein’s 40-year pin. Annually, DECH celebrates the years of service for those employees who, during the year,
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DECH Welcomes the First Baby of 2019

On January 1, DECH welcomed its first baby of 2019.  Matt and Molly Hall and their three daughters welcomed Ezra James Hall to their family at 7:33am.
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DECH to Close Calais OB/GYN Clinic in December 

In November 2017, Down East Community Hospital and Calais Regional Hospital partnered to bring an OB clinic to Calais after CRH had to make the tough decision to close its
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Down East Community Hospital Received Platinum Award – Is Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

Down East Community Hospital is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department
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DECH – New CEO Takes the Helm

Steve Lail officially took the helm as Down East Community Hospital CEO on November 1, 2018.  With almost two weeks underway, everything is moving smoothly ahead.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Down East Community Hospital is having a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Machias on October 13. 
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DECH CEO Announces Successor

DECH CEO, Dennis Welsh, announces Steve Lail as his successor.  Steve will take on the duties as the hospital’s new CEO on November 1, 2018. 
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DECH Announces New Board Chair, Welcomes New Members

Wayne Peters becomes the new Board Chair of Down East Community Hospital as former Chair, David Whitney, terms off the Board.  Mr. Whitney was on the Board for 9 years
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DEC Rehabilitation Receives $7,500 Grant for Balance Program

Rehabilitation Manager, Heather Dodsworth, applied for and was awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500 from the Maine Community Foundation!  The funds are to help in the purchase of
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