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Behavioral Health Integration Guidelines

The clinical guidelines and policies on this page assist clinicians in standardizing the evaluation, diagnosis, and care of patients, with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes. The guidelines translate national recommendations and the best available evidence into local context.

  • Adherence to these guidelines should limit unwanted or unintended variation in practice, but guidelines are not meant to be prescriptive. The clinician retains the responsibility to select the appropriate guideline for a particular patient and to use the guideline to the extent that it serves the individual patient.
  • Any given approach must be carefully considered with each individual patient to ensure that an effective Shared Decision Making process is in place, which reflects the patient's personal wishes, medical history, and family history.

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Memorial reduces vaccine clinic to one day per week
The Memorial Hospital COVID-19 vaccine clinic will close on Tuesdays beginning the week of January 31. The clinic will remain open on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., accepting appointments and walk-ins.
Memorial Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2022
It's a boy! Memorial Hospital’s first baby of the New Year, Bruno James Bell, arrived at 9:30 a.m. on January 2. Bruno’s parents are Carly Kobs and Malachi Bell of Fryeburg, Maine.
Pen Bay Medical Center Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety
Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) was named a Top Rural Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group.
MaineHealth Care at Home Awarded Funding for Lifeline Medical Alert System devices
The Davis Family Foundation and The Bingham Program have elected to fund an innovative program supporting the free-of-charge integration of Lifeline Medical Alert Systems into the care plan of patients enrolled in the visiting hospice program.