Bangor, ME – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins toured St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor and met with hospital leadership and staff to discuss the positive impact of recent federal investments and the benefits to patients in Bangor and the surrounding communities. Senator Collins was led on her tour by Billie Jean Dumoulin, RN, Director of Diagnostic Services, and Lynn King, RN, Senior Director of Clinical Services.
“These investments are helping to ensure Mainers have access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and technology, ultimately improving health outcomes for the greater Bangor community,” said Senator Collins. “As Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I remain committed to securing vital resources for health care institutions throughout the State of Maine.”
Senator Collins has secured Congressionally Directed Spending to improve patient care in multiple departments of St. Joseph Hospital since 2021, including the $708,000 to upgrade mammogram imaging equipment and $1,500,000 to improve inpatient and age-friendly care. In July 2023, Senator Collins advanced $1,550,000 for St. Joseph Hospital to purchase and install a new MRI machine through the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. This legislation awaits consideration by the full Senate and House.