Guy Nadeau is November Mayoral VIBE Recipient

When volunteer Guy Nadeau was making his rounds on the St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion rehab floor this morning, little did he know that he'd be having a special visitor himself.  At 11 a.m. this morning, Lewiston Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert, Sr., surprised Nadeau with the November 2010 Mayoral VIBE Award (Volunteers Inspire By Example). 
Gilbert noted that Nadeau was being recognized "for your Eucharistic ministry at St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion since 1998 where you are regarded as 'energetic, personable, dedicated, and dependable.' You are also recognized for your monthly Eucharistic ministry at Central Maine Medical Center.  Reaching out to others in such a meaningful way at both locations is no doubt greatly appreciated by those you serve.  In addition, you are also commended for preparing food for those in need at St.

Funding for 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Grants

Plan a community volunteer service projects commemorating Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 17, in your community. Successful applicants will receive $500 to help implement projects.
The MCCS challenge to communities all over Maine is to develop volunteer service projects that; unite community sectors in service, address a problem or condition that impacts quality of life for individuals or a community, and provides those who serve an opportunity to reflect on the link between their service, the problem, and the local implications for the community residents.

Lisbon High School 1st Qtr. Honor Roll

High Honors

Grade 12 -  Andrew Arias, Randi Brannon, Ryan Buzzell, Alexandria Campbell, Nichole Conrad, Forrest Cornell, Michael Degou, Taylor Haines, Jacqueline Knowles,
Tara Metzger, Rachelle Moulton, Devin O’Connor, Kyrstin Ramich, Devyn St.

Eleven Maine Hospitals Selected for National Quality Improvement Effort

Eleven hospitals across Maine will participate in the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Hospital Quality Network, an innovative, nationwide program led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The AF4Q initiative is RWJF’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, as well as reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform. Maine’s AF4Q initiative is led by Quality Counts in close collaboration with the Maine Health Management Coalition and the Dirigo Health Agency’s Maine Quality Forum.

During the AF4Q Hospital Quality Network, hospital teams will work together to improve the quality and safety of patient care by piloting and testing new quality improvement strategies over an 18-month period.

Anonymous Donor Gives $30,000 for Maine Farm, Dairy, and Seafood Initiative

Gift will be used as match for additional donations

Auburn, ME – A generous Maine resident has donated $30,000 in support of the Maine Farm, Dairy, and Seafood Initiative, a program that aims to bring fresh and nutritionally balanced Maine-harvested food to needy Maine families. 

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has requested that the gift be used as a match for additional donations to the program. Good Shepherd Food-Bank is urging everyone who would like to support Maine farmers, while also helping feed the hungry throughout the state, to go online and donate now, as their gift will be matched dollar for dollar. Donations can be made at

For statistics on poverty and hunger, media inquiries, photos, or interview requests, please contact Clara McConnell at (207) 782-3554 x 1107 or

New CMMC faculty

The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions has appointed several new faculty members, according to Susan Baltrus, the school's acting president.

Dana Law-Ham, M.S.N., R.N,. F.N.P., has a passion for teaching nursing students. Law-Ham is an experienced nurse practitioner and college instructor; she¹s worked in obstetrics, pediatrics, and oncology. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Oncology Nursing Society, and the National Education Association; she is a CMMC GEMS (Growth, Enthusiasm, Motivation, and Spirit) recipient. Law-Ham is a content reviewer for nursing textbooks.
Her master¹s degree is from the University of Lowell, Lowell, Mass.

Deana Renander, B.S,N., R.N., is a certified childbirth educator with experience in obstetrics, medical-surgical, and hospice. Renander is accredited in advanced cardiac life support and neonatal and pediatric advanced life support.

Lisbon HS Students Offer Community Service

Students at Lisbon High School participated in day of giving back to the Lisbon area and greater community on Wednesday, October 13.  Members of the freshman and senior classes volunteered their services during the PSAT testing schedule for LHS sophomores and juniors.  Benoit’s Orchard in Lewiston hosted 55 students who assisted with picking apples and cleaning the grounds of the orchard.  Seniors were treated to homemade donuts and cider and before the left purchased $300 worth of apples to donate to a local food charity, LACO (Lisbon Area Christian Outreach). 

Another 25 senior students assisted at Good Sheppard Food  Bank in Auburn sorting products and helping with different tasks at the facility.

Beaver Park in Lisbon was the site for yet another 14 members of the Class of 2011 Community Service for the day.  Students worked together in teams clearing freshly cut brush from the cross country ski and snowmobile trails for the fast-app