At Pen Bay, your good health is our priority. We go beyond providing award-winning medical care by providing a variety of resources to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.Community Health & Wellness
Pen Bay Community Health & Wellness is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Our mission is to inform and empower patients, families, community members and hospital staff by providing health information, education and resources. We sponsor a variety of classes and other events to help you stay well, learn about your health and manage your health conditions. We offer health education classes, screenings, events and outreach programs, including the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! program for Knox County. Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized healthy lifestyle program that focuses on creating communities that support children and families in healthy eating and active living. Community Health & Wellness is located at the Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street (Rt.1) in Rockport and is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Pen Bay Medical Center and MaineHealth have a long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of our community and the people we serve. In keeping with that mission, MaineHealth and its member organizations offer a wide range of community programs and services free of charge. Each year the Community Benefit Report is published to share the compelling stories about the people and families whose lives are touched by the MaineHealth community, and the dedicated staff who provide that care. Please use the link below to access the 2014 MaineHealth Community Benefits Report. http://www.mainehealth.org/cbr
Learn how Pen Bay Medical Center and our MaineHealth partners are working to make Maine’s communities healthier by downloading the 2015 Health Index Report.
Community Health Forum
The Knox County Community Health Coalition, Maine CDC, Midcoast District Coordinating Council and Pen Bay Medical Center recently held three community discussions about community health needs identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment: cancer, alcohol and substance abuse, and infectious disease.
The purpose of these forums was to present key findings from the assessment, learn from community members about what is important to them, and begin to identify community health priorities for Knox County.
If you were unable to attend a forum, you can review the data here. Please take a few moments to give us your feedback in the survey(s) below.
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment:
In support of the MaineHealth vision of “working together so our communities are the healthiest in America,’’ Pen Bay Medical Center has released the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. The report on the health of Knox County residents identifies key health challenges and shares a vision for promoting wellness and improving care.
The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment has:
- Data on the health status of Knox County
- Three-year action plan by Pen Bay Medical Center for making improvements
The report is available to all local organizations and community members to help coordinate community health improvement and address needs.
If you have questions about the report, or about getting involved with activities, please email CHNA@mainehealth.org, and we’ll get back you to as soon as possible.
Community Health Needs Assessment & Implementation Plan is available here:
Through education, exercise and support, Pen Bay’s cardiac rehabilitation program helps you gain the knowledge and confidence to develop a healthy and active lifestyle. Our multidisciplinary team includes a variety of specialists to meet your needs. Cardiac rehabilitation can help to shorten recovery time, increase your strength and energy and lower your risk for future heart problems.
Please contact us at 207-921-8989 for more information.
The Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center provides both nutritional counseling for a wide variety of medical conditions and diabetes education in individual or group settings. Our team includes registered dietitians and registered nurses with special training in diabetes education. The Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as offering high-quality education services to the patients it serves. Learn about the diabetes education classes available after you complete your one-on-one diabetes consults.
Please contact us at 207-921-3999 for more information.
Pen Bay’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program can help improve the quality of your life by helping you to breathe easier. We provide education, support and training to increase strength and stamina for anyone who suffers from breathing problems. Our team of Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Exercise Specialists, Nutritionists, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists all work together to help you to live a better life with lung disease.