Northern Maine General
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Northern Maine General’s Phillip Blanchette Residential Brain Injury Program recently received a zero deficiency score on a survey that is conducted every two years. On November 21, surveyors visited the facility to review consumer and staff records to assure that they are in compliance with home and community support regulations.
The Phillip Blanchette Residential Program provides home supports to adults 18 years or older who have a primary diagnosis of acquired brain injury. Support can range from 16 hours a day in an individual’s home to 24/7 care in a group living facility depending on a client’s needs. NMG operates a six-bed facility that supports individuals who need 24 hour care. Direct Support Professionals assist individuals with adaptive skill development, daily living activities and social skills development. They also provide transportation to and from community and educational services to promote greater community inclusion.
Phillip Blanchette Residential is the only CARF accredited residential brain injury program in Aroostook County. For more information, please contact Michelle Raymond at (207) 444-5152 ext. 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Maine General has announced Clay Nadeau as the Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2017. Nadeau is a member of NMG’s Maintenance Staff. In honor of his achievements, he was awarded $100 by the NMG Employee Relations Council.
According to one peer, Nadeau is “always smiling and willing to go out of his way to help others. When he sees a problem he takes initiative to solve it and doesn’t just walk away.”
Another colleague stated that Nadeau “goes above and beyond everything he does” and “is not afraid to stop briefly and speak to staff, residents and family members and is always looking to make the facilities more safe and enjoyable for everyone.”
The Employee of the Quarter program selects an employee each quarter that displays the following characteristics: attitude and inspiration; collaboration and positive cooperation; enthusiasm and support for NMG’s mission to provide individuals with the highest standards of care, promoting dignity and respect, encouraging talents and individuality, helping all of the people that NMG serves enjoy life to the fullest potential; and quality.
On Friday, Dec. 8, Northern Maine General held its annual Employee Recognition Banquet to celebrate employees’ accomplishments throughout the year and give service awards to those who have reached five, 15 and 30 year milestones.
The following employees received awards: Albert Bouchard (Mapleton Waiver Home, five years), Alicia Soucy (Mercy Home, five years), Natisha Drolet (Mercy Home, five years), Jonny Labbe (Kennedy Waiver Home, five years), Amy Carpenter (Mapleton Waiver Home, 15 years), Linda Allison (Central Office, 15 years) and Rachel Blair (Central Office, 30 years).
The banquet also included drawings for gift cards and money prizes, a slideshow presentation highlighting special events and activities from 2017 and entertainment from comedian Krazy Jake. A buffet dinner was provided by Dean’s Motor Lodge. CEO Reynold Raymond thanked all employees for attending and gave a special shout-out to the direct care staff from Mercy Home and the Waiver Homes who could not attend due to work duties.
“I’m proud of all our employees for their dedication and commitment to NMG’s mission of providing quality care to all our consumers,” Raymond said.