Redington-Fairview General Hospital is a local independent critical access hospital providing quality comprehensive health care services. We are located at
46 Fairview Avenue,
Contact us at (207) 474-5121.
RFGH was recently recognized by the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Infectious Disease, for it’s role in managing the Pertussis (Whooping Cough) outbreak in Somerset County. At the Annual Infectious Disease Conference on November 13, an award was presented to RFGH for “outstanding contribution to the reporting, monitoring, prevention and control of communicable diseases.”
Shown in photo: (left) Sandy Whiting, RN, CIC, RFGH Infection Control and (right) Lisa Caswell, PhD, Pharmacy Director with award plaque.
Provided by Lisa Caswell, PhD., RFGH Director of Pharmacy
RFGH has received inquiries from the public about fungal meningitis and other infections linked to injections prepared by the New England Compounding Center. RFGH and its medical practices have not purchased any injections from the New England Compounding Center (NECC). If you are concerned about injections received at other healthcare facilities, contact the physician who performed the procedure or the facility where the injection was received.
If you would like more information, including any updates, please visit the Maine CDC Health Alerts page at:
Fungal meningitis is rare and cannot be caught from an infected person. It is not contagious. Symptoms of meningitis include new or worsening headache, fever, sensitivity to light, stiff neck, new weakness or numbness at any body part, slurred speech, increased pain redness or swelling at steroid injection site. Individuals who have had a steroid injection in their back since May 12, 2012, and have any of these symptoms, should seek medical attention.
The US Centers for Disease Control is investigating reports of other fungal infections that may be caused by exposure to injectable products from NECC. If you are ill and are concerned that you received an injection from NECC, please contact your health care provider.
More information can be obtained at the US CDC website: