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When it comes to your health, you have a choice. Whether you are looking for home health, hospice or mental health services, the right choice for you is Community Health and Counseling Services.
Your health care needs are important at CHCS. The care you receive comes from caring and compassionate professionals who work with you to determine the most effective support to lead you to your goal.
At CHCS, you will be provided health care services that meet your needs, with a wide selection of services tailored to your treatment.
You receive home health care services delivered right to your door. Home Health and Hospice care makes it possible for you or a loved one to leave the hospital sooner and recover at home or for you or your loved one to be at home during the end-of-life process, surrounded by family and friends.
You are provided access to a wide range of community-based, mental health services for children, adolescents and adults within its Adult, Child and Family Services. Services range from immediate response through the Crisis Services to long-term treatment support and rehabilitation for children and adolescents living with serious behavioral issues and for adults living with serious, chronic mental illness.
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CHCS - IN THE NEWS (click headlines for more info)
CHCS honored at annual meeting of the Maine Chamber Trust Group
CHCS was awarded a refund check for a strong performance with its safety record at the annual meeting of the Maine Chamber Trust Group. A performance review conducted by the Trust's third-party administrator, Cross Insurance, takes place each year while also exploring any developing trends.
The Trust had a very strong performance last year and a large sum was given back to the 25 members making up the group. The refunds were calculated using two factors: the Trust members performance and the premium paid. CHCS had a very good year, indicating a very strong safety performance. By way of comparison, the loss ratio of the Trust as a whole, was 28.04% while CHCS held a loss ratio of 12.85%. A very impressive percentage.
During the awards ceremony, Paige Allen, CHCS Human Resources Director and Val Spaulding, CHCS Health and Safety Manager accepted an award on behalf of the agency for Most Effective Claims Management. This award recognizes the value of actively managing injury claims and returning employees to work as soon as possible. It is a well-established fact within the Worker's Compensation arena that active claims management can make a significant difference in holding the line of premium rate increases.
"This award reflects our commitment to provide a safe work environment for our valuable employees. Safety is an essential factor in maintaining a rewarding work environment. We are pleased that the hard work of our CHCS team has produced such positive results," stated Dale Hamilton, Executive Director at CHCS.
Bouchard Earns Master's in Healthcare Administration
Jill Bouchard, CHCS RN, received her Master's in Healthcare Adminstration this past year from St. Joseph's College in Windham, Maine
Jill, in addition to being a former clinical supervisor and current charge nurse in the Lincoln Health Services' office, is also critical care consultant and instructor on the State Board Nursing Review in Maine. She is past instructor of trauma nursing, advanced cardiac life support and CPR classes, and certified instructor of high school and adult nursing students.
Walden Receives certification in Aromatherapy and Alternative Treatments
Marcia Walden, RN
Marcia Walden, CHCS Nurse, received certification in aromatherapy and alternative treatments this past year. To maintain excellence in the care she provides, she also was recently certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN). Marcia provides an important link to CHCS patients in rural Piscataquis County, delivering compassionate hospice care during the last months and days of a patient's life. Among all this, she continues to act as charge nurse in the Dover-Foxcroft Home Health and Hospice office.
Community Health and Counseling Services will provide community health services that are needed and valued by the communities and individuals we serve.