Rumford Dental Center

In collaborating with the hospital, River Valley Health Communities Coalition and Tri-County Mental Health, Community Dental opened a new dental center in Rumford in 2008. Community Dental is a not-for-profit organization that operates dental clinics in southern and central Maine. The Rumford Center was kicked off by a significant gift from Brookfield Power New England. A grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation made the center’s creation possible. The collaborators’ aim is to integrate oral, mental and medical health for members of the Oxford County community. To this end, providers of medical care, dental care and mental health care are establishing protocols for referral, teaching one another some of the basics of their respective specialties.

The Dempsey Center for Cancer Health And Healing

Through the Dempsey Center, Rumford Hospital now has an Oncology social worker one day each week in the Lariviere Oncology Suite. In addition to counseling patients and their families, the Dempsey social worker plans and presents community programs aimed at improving the health and healing of people with cancer and their families.

CMMC College of Nursing and Health Professions

Since CMMC’s College of Nursing began offering classes at the Rumford Mexico University site several years ago, Rumford Hospital has benefited by the large number of non-traditional students who can now take their classes locally. Many of these students are married with children in the local schools and deep family ties to the area. Rumford Hospital not only hosts these students during their clinical experience, but also sees many of them return to work here following graduation. At a time when other hospitals are experiencing nursing shortages, Rumford Hospital’s nurses are home grown. Now classes are even held in the hospital, making these students’ ties even stronger.


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