Health

  • Officials tout benefit of Maine Coast’s affiliation with EMHS

    Officials tout benefit of Maine Coast’s affiliation with EMHS

    TRENTON — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital officials touted the value of being part of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems at the Ellsworth hospital’s annual meeting last week. “Our relationship with EMHS makes us stronger,” said Maine Coast President John Ronan (who also serves as president of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, another EMHS member). The meeting was

  • Autumn births at MDI Hospital

    Autumn births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital In Bar Harbor A son, Walker Burns, was born Sept. 10 to Michelle and Dakota Burns of Bar Harbor. A son, Mason Spofford, was born Sept. 13 to Jaime and George Spofford of Salisbury Cove. A daughter, Hayley Merchant-Weed, was born Sept. 20 to Jordan Merchant and Cody Weed of

  • 26th Annual Poinsettia Ball raises $60K for patient care

    26th Annual Poinsettia Ball raises $60K for patient care

    ELLSWORTH — Guests in elaborate masks and fancy dress dined and danced Saturday night at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s 26th Annual Poinsettia Ball held at Acadia Events Center. The theme of this year’s ball was “A Masquerade.” Some 430 guests attended, raising nearly $60,000 that will be used to support patient care at the Mary

  • Maine Coast’s technical employees vote to unionize

    Maine Coast’s technical employees vote to unionize

    ELLSWORTH — Dozens of employees at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital are set to become unionized following a vote last week. Technical employees including radiology technologists, licensed practical nurses, respiratory therapists and others voted by secret ballot to join the Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA). The union previously said the group of technical employees consists of

  • Healthy Acadia announces Sites of Distinction award winners

    Healthy Acadia announces Sites of Distinction award winners

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia, Let’s Go! 5210 and partners have recognized the following Hancock County providers as 2017 Let’s Go! 5210 Sites of Distinction for their efforts to foster healthy lifestyle habits among the children they serve: Childcare Centers: Gold Level Mount Desert Nursery School. Down East Family YMCA Early Learning Center. Smarter Lunchrooms: Gold

  • Peninsula Free Health Clinic in danger of closing

    BLUE HILL — The Peninsula Free Health Clinic, which offers walk-in medical care for the uninsured and underinsured on Monday afternoons, is in danger of closing. The clinic does not have enough volunteer physicians. “It would be tragic if we would have to close,” said Dr. Jane Garfield, who founded the clinic in November 2013.

  • Local students joining Hancock County Medical Mission team

    Local students joining Hancock County Medical Mission team

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Medical Mission has announced that Matthew Frost of Ellsworth High School and Mount Desert Island High School students Nick Duley and Sara Todd have been chosen to join the mission team going to Dajabon, Dominican Republic, in February 2018. Medical director and surgeon Dr. Charles Hendricks along with the students,

  • MCMH faces new union push

    MCMH faces new union push

    ELLSWORTH — Dozens of employees at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital are seeking to unionize, but hospital officials say it would be a bad move. “The technical employees at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital have indicated their wish to be organized with us, the union,” said Vanessa Sylvester, a spokeswoman for the Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA).

  • October births at Maine Coast

    October births at Maine Coast

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth: To Jerusha Tyler and Jacob Poole of Blue Hill, a daughter, Fallon Astrid, Oct. 4. To Nichole and Shannon Bebout of Blue Hill, a son, Luciano Shannon, Oct. 5. To Renee Lamb and Travis Fowler of Bucksport, a son, Braiden Carter, Oct. 7. To Jessica Jones and Cory

  • Open enrollment begins

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Community Partners, formerly Washington Hancock Community Agency, is part of the Community Action Navigator Consortium and is a partner in a statewide network of certified Health Insurance Marketplace navigators. Navigators provide free in-person assistance to help residents apply for Affordable Care Act coverage through the marketplace. The open enrollment period for 2018