Health

  • Local officials await details on vaccine mandate

    Local officials await details on vaccine mandate

    “It does appear that the city will be affected by this mandate,” City Manager Glenn Moshier said. “That being said, we have not had any discussions internally about how we will address it, since we just learned of this on Friday, and we are all waiting OSHA guidance.”

  • Local experts offer tips for healthy aging

    Local experts offer tips for healthy aging

    Keep moving and eat well By Robin Clarke 1) Stay physically active. Move your body. Try new forms of activity to add to your favorites. If daily walks are your go to, why not add a swim class or try strength training or pickleball? You’re never too old to try something new. 2) Stay social,

  • ER waits can vary as rural hospitals face pandemic and issues that predate it

    ER waits can vary as rural hospitals face pandemic and issues that predate it

    ELLSWORTH — In January of 2019, Northern Light Health turned to outside hospital staffing agency TeamHealth for its hospital emergency medicine doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., the agency provides physician services for hospitals nationwide. “It can be hard to lure providers here,” Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Senior Physician Executive

  • Recovery Center to host open house

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has announced the recent opening of its new community recovery center in Hancock County. INSPIRE Recovery Center (In Support of People in Recovery), located at 24 Church St., Ellsworth, will offer a safe and fun environment for people in substance recovery to connect with others in the recovery community and participate

  • Vaccine clinic at Blue Hill Fair

    BLUE HILL – Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital in collaboration with Northern Light Home Care and Hospice will offer COVID-19 vaccines at this year’s Blue Hill Fair. Vaccines will be offered daily, Friday through Monday, 1-4 p.m. free of charge and with no appointment necessary.  Both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be

  • Eight COVID-19 cases reported at Seaport Village

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Aug. 26 it had opened an investigation into a COVID-19 outbreak at nursing facility Seaport Village. Five staff members and three residents tested positive this week for the coronavirus, said Robert Long, the Maine CDC’s director of communication. The facility is now

  • Jackson Lab reports on 2020 to City Council

    Jackson Lab reports on 2020 to City Council

    ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Lab gave its annual report to city councilors on Aug. 16, but unlike past years the figures, data and anecdotes were under a pandemic shadow. Still, the news that Chief Operating Officer Katy Longley and Michael McKernan, director of governance and community relations for Maine, related was positive for the city.