Health

  • Downeast Treatment Center expands services to uninsured patients

    Downeast Treatment Center expands services to uninsured patients

    ELLSWORTH — The Downeast Treatment Center (DTC), a center for substance abuse disorder treatment that opened last year on State Street, is expanding its services to offer treatment at no cost for those who are underinsured or have no insurance. “We’re all about ease of access,” said Richard Shute, outpatient site coordinator. “We’ve tried to

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth   To Robyn and Jeremiah McElyea of Orland, a daughter, Eve Seraphine, June 5. To Kayla Young and Jon McDowell of Deer Isle, a son, Levi Kendall Dean, June 9. To Harley Davis and Timothy Stanley of Ellsworth, a daughter, Kailynn Iris, June 9. To Jillian Sanner

  • City to extend ambulance partnership into September

    City to extend ambulance partnership into September

    ELLSWORTH — The city will extend its partnership with Bangor-based ambulance company Northern Light Medical Transport for another two months, said Northern Light representative Ed Moreshead. “We talked yesterday about continuing on with the relationship,” said Moreshead, referring to a meeting on June 27 at City Hall. “I think that things are going pretty well.”

  • Women’s health office opens in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Physical therapist Melissa Hunt has opened a physical therapy and health coaching clinic focusing on women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. Cardinal Women’s Health is located at 5 School St. Hunt, who has a doctorate in physical therapy from Husson University, is a Maine native and mother of two. She aims to provide

  • DHHS to establish pilot substance abuse treatment program

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Health and Human Services will establish a pilot project in Washington County to provide treatment and recovery services for people dealing with substance abuse. LD 12005, sponsored by state Rep. Anne Perry and signed by Governor Janet Mills June 27, requires DHHS to work with Healthy Acadia to develop and

  • Hospital offers alternative post-op pain treatment

    Hospital offers alternative post-op pain treatment

    By Barbara Norrie Special Assignment Reporter   BLUE HILL — Seventy-five percent of those who began using heroin in the 2000s reported that their first opioid was a prescription drug. Addiction often starts with use, misuse or overuse of prescription opioid pain relievers. So it’s worth noting that Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital’s anesthesia department

  • Blue Hill Hospital closes surgical unit

    Blue Hill Hospital closes surgical unit

    BLUE HILL — Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital will no longer provide surgical services, according to President and Chief Executive Officer John Ronan. “We’re closing down the surgical services,” Ronan said Wednesday. “That would include scopes, which would include colonoscopies.” “This was a local management decision,” Ronan said. “We had a discussion with the board

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth   To Hannah Batley and Jason Bolton of Orono, a son Nathaniel “Ned” Stearns, May 1. To Gabrielle and Ben Connors of Ellsworth, a daughter, Grace Elizabeth, May 4. To Alyssa and Ryan Bushey of Bar Harbor, a daughter, Bella Marie, May 6. To Kerriann and Cameron