Are area healthcare providers keeping pace with the needs of our culturally diverse region?


Medical ethics expert Dr. Kenji Saito, M.D., J.D., and a panel of experts will discuss this issue when the University of Maine at Presque Isle and TAMC offer a joint Distinguished Lecturer Series and Storer W. Boone, M.D. Memorial Lecture presentation titled Ethics of Care in the County on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in UMPI’s Campus Center. This presentation is free and the public is invited to be a part of this special evening.

Dr. Saito and three panelists will examine how the population in The County has changed over time and whether healthcare providers in the region, and the way they deliver care, have kept pace with these changes and provide the services that impact and best serve local needs. They also will discuss how the rural nature of the region influences health care ethics, the types of ethical challenges that emerge and how to address them.

Dr. Saito will be joined by Paula Carson Charette, Family Nurse Practitioner with Northern Maine Medical Center; Bonnie Bouchard, Certified Nurse Midwife with Pines Health Services; and Dr. Rachel Taddeo, D.M.D. and Chief Dental Officer with the Micmac Service Unit.

Dr. Saito is the Medical Director of Workplace Health and Regulatory Liaison to MaineGeneral Health, and is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine with specialty training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

All are invited to attend this presentation. For more information about the event, contact UMPI’s Community and Media Relations Office at 207-768-9452 or email, or contact Lynn Turnbull at TAMC at

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