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DECH Mammography Goes 3D

October 2022 Machias – Down East Community Hospital made the upgrade to a Senographe Pristina™ mammography unit in 2021.  This system provided 2 dimensional screenings as well as additional comfort. 
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DECH Lights Up The Machias Bridge

October 2022 Machias – Down East Community Hospital begun Breast Cancer Awareness month by wrapping the Machias bridge in pink lights!  Now it is time to get together for an
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Three Family Practice Providers Relocate to Down East Health Center in East Machias

September 2022 East Machias – Down East Community Hospital’s Family Practice Providers Belinda Barron, FNP, Sandra Manship, FNP, and Fred Hartman, MD, who practiced at the lower level of the
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Down East Community Hospital’s Annual Flu Shot Clinic Comes to an End, For a Positive Reason

September 2022 Machias – Access to Influenza vaccines has increased greatly over the years and that is good news for our community.  Down East Community Hospital began its annual flu
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DECH Sponsors the Roque Bluffs Community Center’s Fundraiser Event for the Machias Food Pantry

July 2022 Machias – Down East Community Hospital CEO, Steve Lail, presents fundraisers Arline Smith and Tammi Aiello with $1,500.00 for the Roque Bluffs Community Center’s August event to raise
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CEO Reports Positive Balances for Both Hospitals at Annual Meeting of the Corporators

June 2022 Machias – Down East Community Hospital and Calais Community Hospital’s annual meeting of the corporators took place via Zoom on Thursday, June 22, 2022. Pictured above, incoming DECH
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Newly Expanded Orthopedic Building Open for Patients

June 2022 Machias – Down East Community Hospital is pleased to announce that our newly expanded and renovated Orthopedic Building is complete and open for patients. CEO, Steve Lail, on
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Calais Community Hospital Hosts One-Year Anniversary Celebration

June 2022 Calais – Calais Community Hospital is hosting a special celebration to commemorate its one-year anniversary as a member of the Down East Community Hospital organization.   A thank you
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Carole Cook Donovan Donates $10,000 to DECH’s Comfort Care Suite

January 2022 Machias – Stuart Donovan, from Englishman’s Bay in Jonesport, visited Down East Community Hospital at the end of December to deliver a check in the amount of $10,000
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Adam Simmons, DPM Joins Down East Community Hospital

January 2022 Machias – We are happy to announce that Adam Simmons, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) will be practicing at our Orthopedics practice at Down East Community Hospital beginning
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