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Helen Hunt Center Among Chosen Facilities 

As part of national health center week, Penobscot Community Health Care has announced that three of their clinics have been selected to take part in a statewide project.The Helen Hunt Center, Penobscot Pediatrics, and Penobscot Community Health Care will all participate in the “Maine Patient Centered Medical Home pilot project.”The goal is to improve primary care for patients while also lowering costs.And, Penobscot Community Health Care will partner with a national health research group called Altarum Institute, for a project also designed to improve primary care. “And our objective is to improve the performance, the patient experience and ultimately, their lives. I’m struck by the dynamic environment I see here. The level of energy and commitment to both innovation as well as simply doing the day to day things well,” So said Altarum representative Jim Lee.Most of the speakers at Thursday’s event mentioned the current national debate about health care reform.They say projects like the ones Penobscot Community Health is participating in will help find out what really works for the benefit of the patients.