Health

  • Ronan is officially named president of Maine Coast, Blue Hill hospitals

    Ronan is officially named president of Maine Coast, Blue Hill hospitals

    ELLSWORTH — John Ronan, acting president of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital since late last year, has now been named the hospital’s official, permanent leader. M. Michelle Hood, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), made the announcement Thursday. Ronan has led Blue Hill Memorial Hospital since 2014 and has been acting president at

  • July births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    July births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth A son, Declan Timothy, was born July 4 to Roseanna Watson and Shawn Cross of Ellsworth. A son, Elliott William, was born July 12 to Kayla Eaton and Jesse Ingraham of Blue Hill. A daughter, Payton Elayna, was born July 16 to Brooke and Michael Grant of Ellsworth.

  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital still in the black

    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital still in the black

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is on track to finish a fourth year in a row in the black. John Ronan, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital president, delivered the news at the hospital’s annual meeting Aug. 10. Ronan, who also is president of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, said Blue Hill has been operating in a “positive

  • July births at MDI Hospital

    July births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital In Bar Harbor A son, Harrison Edward Frank, was born July 2 to Elise and Tyler Frank of Bar Harbor. A son, Bruin Cook, was born July 19 to Emily Berzinis and Tim Cook of Bernard. A daughter, Aubree Norwood, was born July 23 to Sarah Boynton and Buddy Norwood

  • Diabetes education series starting

    GOULDSBORO — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free, four-week Dining with Diabetes Down East series will be offered in Prospect Harbor in September. The session begins Thursday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Prospect Harbor Women’s Club. The remaining dates are Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 5. The program complements medical care

  • Tai Chi courses being offered

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has announced that four free eight-week “Tai Chi for Health” courses will be held in Brooksville, Stonington and Ellsworth beginning in August. While classes are free, a $5 donation is suggested. These evidenced-based courses use a step-by-step teaching method, which makes Tai Chi easy and fun to learn. Tai Chi for

  • Sea urchin subject of aging research

    Sea urchin subject of aging research

    BAR HARBOR — The study of sea urchins could provide scientists with a better understanding of the effects of aging, according to research from MDI Biological Laboratory’s James Coffman. Coffman last year was involved with a study of several different species of wild sea urchin led by Andrea Bodnar of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean

  • Friendship Cottage spots available

    BLUE HILL — Friendship Cottage Adult Day Service Program in Blue Hill has openings for new participants. The program provides activities, meals, personal care, showers and medication administration for older adults who may be physically, cognitively or functionally impaired. The program’s trained professionals and volunteers provide safe, fun and stimulating activities to move the body

  • June births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    June births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    To Santana Grant and Jesse Wood of Machiasport, a son, Bjorn Timberlen, June 1. To Rebecca Casey and Dylan Mroszczyk of Ellsworth, a daughter, Rhea Ann, June 1. To Jessica Rice of Prospect Harbor, a daughter, Saelor Lisa Ann, June 1. To Brittany Donaghy and Michael Berry Jr. of Jonesport, a daughter, Brinlee Faye, June