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Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing

I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente

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Appreciation sign for essential health care workers
by Henry J Gartley

A neighbor expresses their appreciation for the workers at a local nursing home.

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Working at Mercy, a generational experience
by Carolyn Bridges

Carolyn Bridges has worked at Mercy Hospital for over 40 years

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Supporting the Mercy Hospital mission for 30+ years
by David Small

David Small described his time on the Mercy Hospital Board, The Sisters of Mercy, and expansion.

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30 years of work at Mercy
by Gordon Davis

Gordon Davis recounted anecdotes from his thirty years of employment at Mercy Hospital

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My work as V.P. of nursing and patient care at Mercy Hospital
by Bette Neville

Bette Neville discussed her 15 years of work at Mercy.

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The Mercy mission called to me deeply
by Melissa Skahan

Melissa Skahan recounted her admiration for the Sisters, as well as her years of work at Mercy

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60 years as a Sister of Mercy
by Sister Miriam Callnan

Sister Callnan discussed her 60 years as a member of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Behind the scenes of the Mercy expansion
by Sister Ellen Turner

Sister Ellen Turner talked about behind the scenes planning of Mercy's Expansion

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During an epidemic, Sisters of Mercy came forward to serve
by Sr. Pat Mooney

Sister Mooney talked about her 55 years as a Sister of Mercy and her work with Mercy Hospital

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My work as chief of surgery at Mercy Hospital
by Dr. Robert McAfee, MD

Dr. McAfee, MD, former chief of surgery discussed his former colleagues and his work at Mercy

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My work in the Mercy Hospital emergency room
by Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson discussed her time in the E.R at Mercy Hospital

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Reflecting on 38 years at Mercy Hospital
by Terry Clifford

Terry Clifford began her career at Mercy Hospital on May 11, 1981

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45 years at Mercy Hospital
by Leah Davis

As of 2018, Leah Davis worked at Mercy for 45 years

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Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

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My education and work at THE Mercy
by Judy Harmon

Judy Harmon discussed X-Ray School, changing technology, and her 1960s jeep

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My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics

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2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020

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Bad time to have Cancer
by Robert Abisi

Very difficult having Cancer when coronavirus is happening. Can’t even get my appointment.

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Ode To Wuhan
by Darlene Reardon

COVID-19 poem

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Pandemic Blues
by Darlene Reardon

Covid 19 Portland poem

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The New Normal
by Darlene Reardon

COVID-19 Poem

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Two-minute Tale of the Pandemic
by Nancy Creighton Collins

What everyday life was like during the beginning of the pandemic.