My heartfelt ”thanks” goes to the staff of the EMHS LiveSAFE Response Service and Hampden, Maine Paramedics for the immediate response to an emergency in the middle of the night.  They saved my life. 

I am so thankful that I have the LiveSAFE Response Service in my home.  I awoke in the night with a severe leg cramp.  I stood to walk in order to stretch my legs.  Feeling strange and weak, I returned to my bed to sit down. That was the last thing I remember, because I had passed out!  I do not how long I lay there before opening my eyes, but I panicked when I saw I was on the floor and was bleeding from a gash on my head. I soon realized I had a concussion, as well as an ankle sprain and could not get up.   

Remembering my call unit, I pressed the button.  It was such a relief to hear that welcoming, comforting voice calling my name and asking me about my situation.  After explaining this, I was assured that, “Help is on the way.”  Within moments, my door opened as the paramedics rushed in, calling my name.  After tending to my injuries, I was put on a stretcher.  We rushed out and we were on our way to the hospital. I encourage others to have this unit set up in their home, IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

Ruth of Maine

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    1/19/2017 12:27:38 PM - EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, is pleased to announce that Colleen Hilton, RN, has been named president of Rosscare, EMHS’ not-for-profit company that oversees the Rosscare Nursing Homes. Hilton is currently an EMHS senior vice president and president of the system’s VNA Home Health Hospice.

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