By: Beau Boughamer
In chronicling Maine’s efforts to provide adequate health care to its residents, the New York Times this past week noted increased traffic at health centers, including Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor.
Maine now has 19 such clinics serving 200,000 people — a fifth of the state’s population. The largest of them is Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, which has three cheerful, green-roofed buildings on its main campus, 126 medical providers and last year served 45,000 patients.
“We’ve been bringing in between 60 and 100 new patients a week,” said the Rev. Robert T. Carlson, Penobscot’s president. “The growth has been phenomenal.”
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