SMHC Offers Free Advanced Care Planning Information Session

January 23, 2020

Southern Maine Health Care is hosting a free informational session on about Advanced Health Care Planning Documents, which includes:

  • Advanced Health Care Directive
  • Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
  • POLST forms

When you need medical help but are not able to speak for yourself, a written plan can make your wishes known. Our experts will explain these documents, why they are important, and how to complete them.

Presenters include Shirley Frederick, MD, Southern Maine Health Care Family Medicine and Britton Ryan Garon, Esq., LL.M., Attorney at Bergen & Parkinson, LLC.

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Southern Maine Health Care, Sanford Medical Center Conference Room
    25 June Street, Sanford, ME 04073

If you would like more information on this session, please call Barbara Steele at 207-490-7977.

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare organization with a non-profit mission “to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve. SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services and Walk-In Care centers in York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. SMHC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. To learn more, visit

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