Cancer Care & Blood Disorders

Cancer Care

Count on our team.

The Oncology teams at Pen Bay Healthcare and Waldo County Healthcare have been forming complete circles of care around cancer patients and their families for 66 years combined. For surgery, treatment, recovery, education and support, you can count on our team beside you.

Pen Bay Cancer Care Center

The Cancer Care Center at Pen Bay Medical Center provides cancer treatment and support, detection and diagnosis, plus a full range of educational and counseling services. The Center is staffed by an on-site, board-certified hematologist /oncologist, a social worker dedicated to the unique needs of cancer patients, nurses with a special interest in caring for patients with cancer, several of whom have certification in oncology nursing and a certified tumor registrar.

For more information, please call 207-921-8969.

Our Services

The Center provides the following outpatient oncology and hematology care and infusion services to adults eighteen years and older: 

Oncology/Hematology Services 

  • Oncology/Hematology assessments and follow up by Board Certified Oncologist and Nurse Practitioner
  • Chemotherapy infusions by certified chemotherapy registered nurses
  • Central line maintenance
  • Blood transfusions, intravenous therapy, and injections
  • Social workers
  • Patient education
  • Survivorship Care Planning
  • Clinical Trials

Infusion Services

  • Intravenous therapy
  • Injections
  • Rheumatology, neurology, nephrology, pulmonology, immunology, gastrology, infectious disease and psychiatry patients

The center has access to all other Pen Bay departments such as pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, respiratory and other medical staff resources in order to provide coordinated and efficient delivery of care to our patients.

Our Provider

Elizabeth Connelly, DO
Elizabeth Connelly, DO is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. She received her medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX and trained at Akron General Medical Center in Akron and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

William Fabricius, MD
William Fabricius, MD graduated from the Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts. He previously completed Chief Residency and Residency training in Internal Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital (Yale University affiliated) in Waterbury, CT.  Dr. Fabricius is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology

The Cancer Care Center of Pen Bay Medical Center is a community cancer center accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, a distinction we have had since 1979. We are also members in the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

www.accc-cancer.org

Assistance in Accessing Radiation Service

The Cancer Care Center of Pen Bay Medical Center does not offer radiation services. We do, however, work closely with two centers that provide radiation to our patients.

To assist patients with the travel associated with accessing radiation services we offer:

  • a gas card program to qualifying patients
  • free transportation and free rides on the ferries that travel in from the Island communities

Cancer Support Groups

For information about cancer care support groups offered at PBMC, please contact Ginny Vaitones, MSW, at 921-8977. Breast Prosthesis: For information about breast prosthesis and mastectomy supplies, please contact Ginny Vaitones, MSW, at 921-8977. Visit the MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center to learn more about resources in Maine and in our area. FMI:

American Cancer Society        www.cancer.org
National Cancer Institute        www.cancer.gov
Commission on Cancer            www.facs.org/cancer

Being at Home Helps

As a member of the Maine Health Family, we are collaborating together to meet the needs of our cancer patients through innovative programming i.e.; regional nurse navigator, regional tumor boards and access to genetic counseling.

Our goal is to provide the best, most up-to-date cancer care to our patients so they can remain in their community.

Please take a moment to listen to our radio message about complete cancer care right here at home.

Listen: “Our Team Beside You”