Health

  • Game on at the Gala

    Game on at the Gala

    ELLSWORTH — Prepare to pass “Go” and contribute to the “Community Chest” because the theme for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s 24th Annual Chefs’ Gala is “Game on at the Gala.” The event’s 22-member volunteer committee is planning for a one-of-a-kind experience on Saturday, April 29, at the Ellsworth Ramada, where guests will be able to

  • Bucksport steps up to help officer’s son

    Bucksport steps up to help officer’s son

    BUCKSPORT — Raising a child is hard work, but raising a child with a debilitating genetic condition that only 1,000 people in the world have is even harder. That’s the challenge that Bucksport police officer Dan Harlan and his wife, Crystal, have faced since March of 2016, when their son Dalton was born. “It was

  • MCMH implements chaplaincy program

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has implemented a chaplaincy program to further meet the spiritual needs of the hospital’s patients and their families. The new chaplain, the Rev. John Allison, said he will be serving people from a variety of backgrounds, from devout members of long-established church communities to the spiritual-but-not religious and everyone

  • Venous screening event in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Coastal Skin Center of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free screening event for people with varicose and spider veins on Monday, Feb. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Coastal Health Center, located at 37 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. Problems with unsightly or painful veins are very common. Nearly two-thirds of people

  • January births at MDI Hospital

    January births at MDI Hospital

    A daughter, Isabelle Parsons, was born Jan. 7 to Shelby and Chris Parsons of Southwest Harbor. A son, Caleb Springer, was born Jan. 7 to Katrina and Jarade Springer of Ellsworth. A daughter, Ellie Hooper, was born Jan. 10 to Kellye Norwood and Branden Hooper of Mount Desert. A son, Carsen Dow, was born Jan.

  • Healthy Acadia awarded state prevention services funding

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded funds to four statewide vendors to help Maine residents live safe, healthy and productive lives by addressing several primary drivers of chronic disease and addiction. Healthy Acadia was selected by each of the statewide vendors through a competitive process to provide public health

  • January births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    January births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    To Hilary and Martin Tobin of Brooklin, a son, Irik Rea, Jan. 1. To Mary Sarro and John Morse of Ellsworth, a son, Griffin John, Jan. 2. To Jaimè Spinney and Anthony Haley of Ellsworth, a daughter, Amaiya Aaliyana, Jan. 5 To Brittany Handy and Deven Hartley-Michaud of Bucksport, a son, Jayce Michael, Jan. 9.

  • CPR, first aid classes at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — CPR training will be offered Monday, Feb. 20, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a fee of $40 in the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital classroom. First aid training will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the hospital board room for a fee of $30. These courses meet the American Heart Association