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NMMC Guild donates $10,000 to OR project

FORT KENT, Maine — Diane Fongemie, Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) Guild president, and Janet Saucier, treasurer for the Guild, recently presented NMMC officials with a check in the amount of $10,000 to support the operating room renovation project.

The largest renovation in the history of NMMC, the project will improve workflow, provide greater efficiency in storage capacity and provide additional space to better house the increase in technology utilized in today’s surgical arena.

With best practices at the forefront of the Operating Room Renovation Planning Committee’s priorities, NMMC President and CEO Peter Sirois said, “The renovation will consolidate all surgical related services in a central area and afford opportunities to create efficiencies that cannot be attained with the current layout of the OR.”

He also said that generous donations, such as this one, are critical to the success of the project.   

Members of the Guild kicked off the 2018-2019 business meeting calendar on Sept. 19. Guest speaker Carolyn Taggett discussed how to document advance directives. Anyone wishing assistance in completing the necessary forms may contact Taggett or attend a free public session to be held at NMMC on Oct. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Jean Brown, Guild member, announced that McDonald’s Restaurant in Fort Kent partnered with the Guild for the third consecutive year in a unique fundraising opportunity on Oct. 13. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., members of the Guild greeted customers at the restaurant, which donated a percentage of its sales that day.

The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker, Ronda Dionne, will speak on the benefits of massage therapy. Guests are welcome to attend the program and the business meeting.

To learn more about the Guild, call 207-834-1353.

Submitted by the Communications Office of Northern Maine Medical Center.

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