COVID-19 Resources and Updates from Northern Light Acadia Hospital

We know that our patients and communities are concerned about the Novel (New) Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks worldwide. Northern Light Health, like other hospital systems across the country, prepares for events like this all year long through disaster management planning and training. 
Northern Light Health is taking the steps necessary to ensure the safety of our staff and patients in anticipation of the spread of this disease.  

We strongly recommend that you stay up to date by referring to the Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheets. The information on the CDC page is updated regularly as they learn more about the illness and how it is spread.
 

COVID-19 and being mindful of technology and kids

Schools are being super innovative when it comes to distance learning while closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. All of this new screen time may feel odd at first for parents. Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, LCSW, associate vice president of Community and Pediatric Services, helps us navigate the balance of learning and screen time.
 

 

COVID-19 and your not-so-empty nest

Readjusting to life amidst the COVID-19 outbreak with your teen or young adult can be difficult. Suddenly your college student is home or your high school student is learning completely online and missing his friends. Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, associate vice president of Community and Pediatric Services offers insight on how to maintain connection and support one another.

 

COVID-19 and social media

Social media use can be tricky. On the one hand, it brings us together, while at the same time can promote anxiety and social isolation. Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Susan Slick, MHR, MHRT/C, talks about the positive uses of social media during the COVID-19 outbreak


COVID-19 Care for yourself

We're in a stressful time in our community and people want to help, but how?Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Susan Slick, MHR, MHRT/C, says the first step is to care for yourself.


COVID-19 and being the strong one

As healthcare workers, we can feel like we must be strong for the public, for our patients. It’s hard going into the unknown and Northern Light Acadia Hospital’s, Lisa St. Pierre, BSN, RN, manager of Education Services, reminds us it’s okay to feel scared, but we just need to remember a few things.


COVID-19 managing your emotions

How do we manage our emotions when we’re feeling sad, angry, or confused at home and at work? Northern Light Acadia Hospital’s, Lisa St. Pierre, BSN, RN, manager of Education Services, offers her thoughts and experience as an educator.


COVID-19 and kids keeping a routine

How do we help kids understand the COVID-19 outbreak and help them adjust to a world that even adults struggle to understand? Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, LCSW, associate vice president of Community and Pediatric Services, gives guidance on how just keeping children's routine can be a big part of adjusting to their new normal.


COVID-19 and sharing your concerns with your kids

Parents are under an enormous amount of pressure as we navigate this COVID-19 outbreak together. How much of our concerns should we share with our kids? Should we try and pretend everything is okay? Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, associate vice president of Community and Pediatric Services says it's a balance.


COVID-19 and taking care of your employees

If you’re a leader, how do you help your work team navigate these uncertain times when you yourself don’t have the answers? Northern Light Acadia Hospital’s, Lisa St. Pierre, BSN, RN, manager of Education Services, says it can be as simple as maintaining connection.


COVID-19 and maintaining social connection for kids

It's hard to watch our kids become isolated from school and their friends while we social distance. Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, LCSW, associate vice president of Community and Pediatric Services, offers some advice on how to maintain social connections for both you and your kids.


COVID-19 and parents taking a time out

As parents, it can be difficult to keep ourselves feeling calm during these uncertain times. Kids watch our every move and Northern Light Acadia Hospital's Chris McLaughlin, LCSW, associate vice president of Community and Pediatric Services, has a supportive message to help you through.