|PORTLAND, ME, August 18, 2014 – MaineHealth, a not-for-profit system of healthcare providers serving southern, central, western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley area of New Hampshire, is pleased to announce MaineHealthLearningCenter.org, a new online resource to help healthcare consumers find reliable and accurate health information. The new website was designed to make it easier for Mainers to be actively involved in their own health, or to support others on the road to good health.
The new online resource is part of the MaineHealth Learning Center, which for many years has offered classes, health education and resource libraries to help patients, health professionals and community members find the health information and support they need.
“Technology has changed, and the new website makes it easier than ever for Mainers to find the information they need to take charge of their health and healthcare,“ stated Anita Ruff, director of the Community Education Program at MaineHealth.
The MaineHealth Learning Centers in Scarborough, Falmouth and Portland are still operating as before, but more information and services are now available online so that patients, families and healthcare professionals can interact with the healthcare system in whatever way is easiest for them. The new website features information and resources on common health concerns such as heart health, diabetes, cancer, mental health and many other diseases and conditions. The website features information about healthy living at all ages, how to find quality healthcare and how to be a prepared patient by exploring online resources and connecting with health educators.
Health educators are available for live chats three days a week -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday -- from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and through the ‘Ask a Health Educator’ link five days a week. They can also be reached with health questions by calling toll free: 1-866-609-5183 or via email at LEARNINGCENTER@mainehealth.org.
The Learning Resource Centers are located at the MMC Scarborough Campus at 100 Campus Drive; MMC Family Medicine Center at 272 Congress Street, Portland, and the MMC Falmouth Campus at 5 Bucknam Road.
The Learning Centers can also be contracted via Facebook: www.facebook.com/MaineHealthLRC, on Twitter @MaineHealthLRC1, and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/MaineHealthLRC1.
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit family of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations working together so their communities are the healthiest in America. Ranked among the nation's top 100 integrated healthcare delivery networks, MaineHealth member organizations include Maine Medical Center, LincolnHealth, Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Memorial Hospital, Pen Bay Healthcare, Southern Maine Health Care, Waldo County Healthcare, Western Maine Health, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, Maine Physician Hospital Organization, NorDx and Synernet. Affiliates of MaineHealth include MaineGeneral Health, Mid Coast Health Services, New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland and St. Mary's Health System.
For more information:
Betsy Johnson 661-7582
Jean Gould 662-7335