Pen Bay Medical Center will host a four-part series on how to become a recovery-friendly worksite as part of the hospital’s ongoing work to support individuals in recovery who live and work in Knox County. Whether a local business is looking to hire individuals in recovery or better support individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) who are already employed to increase retention and decrease healthcare costs, this series will provide information on how to break down stigma and bias and support employees with SUD.
The four part series will cover:
- · stigma and bias;
- · voices from the community: a panel of employers and employees discussing their experiences;
- · the medical side of a SUD;
- · and policies.
The series will take place Tuesdays, March 22, April 12, May 3 and May 24, from 11 a.m. to noon. The series is free and will be held online via zoom. Pre-registration is required; please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) as part of an award totaling $200,000. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.
About Pen Bay Medical Center
Pen Bay Medical Center is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit pbmc.org.