Health

  • Youngsters “band” together to help hospitalized children

    Youngsters “band” together to help hospitalized children

    ELLSWORTH — Three young girls who are part of the Down East Family YMCA’s after-school program recently lent a helping hand to other youngsters. Well, more accurately, a wrist. Camryn Clough, 8, and 7-year-olds Madeline Carrier and Hannah Jameson used little elastic rubber bands to make bracelets and chokers. “I showed up with these rubber

  • May births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    May births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    Downeast births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital In Ellsworth: To Haley Bland and Mark Brimhall of Ellsworth, a daughter, Abigail Dawn, May 1. To Sarah and Christopher Edie of Trenton, a daughter, Wren Meredith, May 2. To Haley and Robert Brown of Orland, a daughter, Josie Grace, May 9. To Liz and Nic Carter of Ellsworth, a

  • Hospital system that includes Maine Coast sees credit rating downgraded

    Hospital system that includes Maine Coast sees credit rating downgraded

    ELLSWORTH — The parent organization of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital saw its credit rating downgraded last week due to concerns about its financial performance. That downgrade puts Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) in select company among hospital systems across the country, though for less-than-desirable reasons. EMHS, for its part, said part of its current

  • May births at MDI Hospital

    May births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital In Bar Harbor A daughter, Sophie Goodwin, was born at home May 1 to Felicia Staples and John Goodwin of Southwest Harbor. A son, Henry Fournier, was born May 3 to Caroline and Michael Fournier of Bass Harbor. A son, Travis S. Battis Jr., was born May 8 to Jamie

  • Hancock County Relay for Life raises over $40K

    Hancock County Relay for Life raises over $40K

    ELLSWORTH — About 260 people participated in the Hancock County Relay for Life this past weekend. The event took place at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School track from 6 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday. Participants formed into 24 different teams with names such as “E-LEMON-8 Cancer,” and as of Monday had raised $42,000 for the American

  • Support groups for cancer caregivers starting June 12

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, in collaboration with Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, will be offering a series of support groups during the month of June to help provide emotional support to cancer caregivers. A cancer diagnosis not only affects the patient, but also his or her loved ones, in particular

  • CPR training for babysitters June 24

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will host child/infant CPR, AED and first aid training on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special course is offered for babysitters, and is designed for students between the ages of 11 and 16 years old. The course fee is $50. Students who complete the

  • Maine Coast cuts valet service, chaplain and dental clinic

    Maine Coast cuts valet service, chaplain and dental clinic

    ELLSWORTH — Citing a lack of enough patients using the services to keep them financially feasible, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is ending its valet parking program and community dental clinic. Separately, but again citing financial factors, it also is ending a chaplaincy program launched last fall. There still will be volunteer chaplains, however. The last day

  • Eat Well Volunteers program starting

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers for its Eat Well Volunteers Program in Hancock County. Volunteers will be trained to teach clients of food pantries and community meal sites about food preparation, food safety and nutrition. The hands-on volunteer training consists of four weekly sessions at the Hancock County Extension