A Message From Our President & CEO

At Penobscot Pediatrics, our providers witness both the challenges and the good in our community – stories of childhood trauma and illness, of resilience and healing. They seek to address a vulnerable child’s pain, and share in their joy. They keep kids well, manage chronic diseases, and listen to their stories.

Regardless of personal circumstance or socioeconomic status, every child that comes through our doors needs great primary care, support for mental health, and timely interventions when the journey to adulthood becomes especially difficult. With over 32,000 pediatric patient visits each year – whatever the need, we meet it. PCHC is there for our kids, establishing a foundation for lifelong health, and pointing them in the direction where they can thrive.

I know, both in my role as CEO of PCHC and because I am a mom whose daughter is a Penobscot Pediatrics patient, that the pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, medical assistants, counselors, and support staff care deeply about the children of this community. They want to meet the needs of every child.

But right now, we do not have the space or tools to meet the needs within our own community. That’s what this campaign, For Tomorrow, Today, is all about. We need to expand, so that we can reach all the children in need of our services. PCHC is committed to providing more resources, time, social interventions, counseling, nutrition assistance, asthma management, suicide prevention, social work support, and love. But we need your help – to purchase needed technology, up-to-date exam room equipment, furniture, tools for enrichment, and the infrastructure to support our uniquely integrated model of care.

Your contribution to PCHC’s Campaign for Kids will give us the ability to change more young lives, because we will be able to do more for our kids. We often forget that providing a healthy foundation for our kids is critical to our region’s ability to grow and revitalize. In other words, not only is excellent, integrated pediatric care the right thing to do, it also makes good economic sense.

I am honored and humbled to lead this organization, as we take this crucial step into the future to ensure that the next generation in our community will thrive.

– Lori L. Dwyer, Esq.
PCHC President & CEO