Business briefs for 6/13/17

Victor Hwang, DMD, has joined the staff of Penobscot Community Health Care Dental Center, 1048 Union St., Bangor, to provide high-quality oral health care, including management of medically complex patients. Victor Hwang, received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y., and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to joining PCHC, Dr. Hwang served at Commwell Health a Federally Qualified Health Center in Salemburg, North Carolina.


Thomas Beebe, AuD, has joined Penobscot Community Health Care PCHC’s Medical Specialists, 992 Union St., Bangor, to provide high-quality audiology services, including hearing evaluations and hearing aid services. Dr. Beebe is an undergraduate of Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich., and received his Doctor of Audiology Degree from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich. Prior to joining PCHC’s Medical Staff, Beebe served as an audiology extern at PCHC Medical Specialists where he conducted hearing evaluations on adult and pediatric patients, cochlear implant assessment activation, and programming, as well as dispensed, fit, and programmed hearing aids across multiple platforms for adults and children.


Watch Me Shine at 28 Gilman Plaza in Bangor has announced that Loida Ruane, LCSW, has joined the staff of Watch Me Shine, Inc. on April 3, 2017. Ruane’s practice centers on trauma, anxiety, depression and other relationship issues. Ruane is client-centered and strength-based in her approaches in empowering her clients to overcome their challenges in their journey of wellness. Ruane received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work in the Philippines and her Masters of Social Work degree from California State University Bakersfield.

Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor has announced the addition of four new residents to its accredited Postgraduate Year One Community Pharmacy Residency Program. The four residents are Kevin DeLeonardo, Pharm D, Minh Hoang, Pharm D, Elaina Rosario, Pharm D, Kristene Welch, Pharm D, and Kristopher Ravin, Pharm D. PCHC recently graduated Matthew Christie, PharmD, Kathryn Cunniff, PharmD, Irene Madrigal, PharmD, Nicholas Michaud, PharmD, Shilpa Nair, PharmD, and Meagan Rusby, PharmD, from the PGY1 program. Charles-Gregor Flores Derupe, PharmD, recently completed PCHC’s Postgraduate Year Two Residency Program in Health-System Pharmacy Administration. Meagan Rusby, PharmD, will advance to the Ambulatory Care PGY2 Program and Nicholas Michaud, PharmD, will advance to the Health Systems Pharmacy Administration PGY2 Program. The Pharmacy Residency Program’s goal is to develop a professional maturity through compassionate direct patient care, project management, communication, and leadership skills. Residents work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to ensure safe and effective medication usage in a cost-effective manner. After completion of the residency program, residents are well prepared to pursue a PGY2 residency program or clinical pharmacist position.

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