CCH Hosts Orthopedic Mobile Learning Center Bus

Calais Community Hospital will host the Zimmer Biomet Mobile Learning Center (MLC) next week in Calais. Tour the bus and speak with orthopedics staff to learn what CCH has to offer for joint replacement options.


The MLC is a handicap accessible traveling education vehicle that provides training to health care professionals and also educates the general public on a wide range of orthopedic topics and treatment options. The vehicle offers a spacious viewing area, complete with audio/visual equipment, implant exhibits and workshop equipment. Participants will see demonstrations via LCD displays and workstations and take part in interactive experiences.

This is a great opportunity to learn about what goes into joint replacement surgery, get to experience hands-on joint replacement devices, and find out about the latest technologies to help restore mobility, alleviate pain and improve quality of life for patients.

The MLC will be available for visits on two dates next week:

Monday, August 1, the MLC will be onsite at Calais Community Hospital.  CCH Board members and Leadership will also be in attendance from 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2, the MLC will be at Triangle Park, 5-7 p.m. before Music on the Green.  Stop by the bus, speak with staff and see the hardware that typically only surgical staff see!

Meet Our New Provider – Shannon Munro, FNP

Shannon Munro, FNP

Calais Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Shannon Munro.  Ms. Munro will be providing primary care services in the Family Medicine office of Calais Community Provider Practices.  She brings over 16 years of primary care experience but shares that geriatric medicine occupies a special place in her medical practice.    

Ms. Munro began her career in healthcare as a social worker.  After spending a few years working at Maine Medical in Portland, Maine, she realized she preferred the medical side and headed back to school.  She earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Work and her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine.  She spent five years practicing in South Portland and Berwick, before moving to the small western Maine town of Kingfield, where she provided care for the local community for over ten years. 

Ms. Munro grew up in Saco but has been a frequent visitor to the Down East area thanks to a family camp located on Meddybemps Lake.  A couple of years ago the opportunity to live year-round on the lake in a home full of family memories became a possibility.   Ms. Munro made Meddybemps her permanent home in February.     

Ms. Munro and her partner enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking and just wandering around in nature.  Their family includes an elderly greyhound lab mix, Daisy, and a youthful one year old lab, Finley who keeps them on their toes.  

Ms. Munro will begin seeing patients at the Family Medicine office in mid-January.  Call 454-8195 to schedule an appointment.  New patients are being accepted.  If the chance arises, please take the time to welcome Ms. Munro and her family to Calais Community Provider Practices.