Mission: Penobscot bay medical center is an acute care hospital that offers inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, patient and community education, and a full range of specialty services through the emergency department, special care unit, surgical services department, obstetrics and gynecology department, and the psychiatric addiction & recovery center.
Programs: Inpatient & outpatient hospital care: penobscot bay medical center provides quality medical care regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap or ability to pay. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operation and stability of penobscot bay medical center, not all individuals possess the ability to purchase essential medical services. Our mission is to serve the community by providing health care services and health care education. In keeping with this hospital's commitment to serve all members of its community, we provide free care and subsidized care to persons covered by governmental programs below cost, and health activities and programs for the community. (continued at schedule o) (continued from part iii, line 4a) penobscot bay medical center served 3,617 inpatients, including newborns and 139,347 outpatients including er visits, during fy 14. Twenty four hour medical emergency service is provided in the emergency room, staffed by full-time attending physicians. Patients are seen regardless of ability to pay. There were 21,870 visits to the emergency room during fy 14. Recognizing its mission to the community, services are provided to both medicare & mainecare patients. To the extent reimbursement is below cost, penobscot bay medical center recognizes these amounts as contractual adjustments. The unreimbursed cost of providing care to these patients was 90,736,204. During fy 14, approximately 64% of services were to patients covered by these governmental programs. Additionally, penobscot bay medical center provided 6,077,345 in free care to patients not covered by governmental programs. Pbmc provides free conference room and meeting space for a variety of health related groups including alcoholics anonymous, al anon, midcoast cancer support group, heart to heart, cardiac spouse support group, crohn's disease support group, visually impaired and blind support group, pediatric asthma support group, ostomy group, midcoast mastectomy support group, northeast health consortium for integrated care, breast cancer intervention project, mid-coast coalition for domestic abuse, teen parenting, women's and children's community care project. Assistance is provided to educators through our work with medical students, student nurses, physical therapy interns, emergency medical technicians, medical records and social service students. Through an arrangement with the university of maine - orono, our education and training department offers nurses with certificate degrees the opportunity to work toward a baccalaureate degree in the local area. The hospital maintains a research library which is open 24 hours a day and available to the general public. During fy 14, the community contributed approximately 9,290 hours toward the common purpose of servicing the health care needs of the community. The value of this contribution is given back to the community through lower costs in both patient services and other wellness programs such as those described above.
physician practices: pen bay physician and associates, a group of departments of penobscot bay medical center, is composed of 18 practices covering many specialities.
the knox center for long term care is an 84-bed long-term nursing care and skilled rehabilitation center. Since 1975, the knox center for long term care has been caring for members of mid-coast families and providing them with a loving home where they receive both the sophisticated technical care they require and the dignity and respect they deserve.
pen bay behavioral health physicians.