Health

  • September births at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

    September births at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

    To Katie O’Donnell and Roger Brown III of Hancock, a son, Roger Dale, Sept. 3. To Crystal Bessey and Corey McLaughlin of Blue Hill, a daughter, Sophia Rose, Sept. 5. To Gabrielle and Isaac Kerr of Surry, a daughter, Charlotte Crystal Marie, Sept. 6. To Rachel Leo and Andrew Alteri of Eastbrook, a son, Anthony

  • City to provide housing for ambulances

    City to provide housing for ambulances

    ELLSWORTH — Representatives from Northern Light Medical Transport (formerly Capital Ambulance) met with city officials on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of housing two ambulances in the Ellsworth Fire Department beginning in early November. The arrangement would be on a short-term basis, for six to nine months. “It’s a temporary accommodation, very different from what

  • Discussion on opiate treatment and recovery in Deer Isle Oct. 18

    DEER ISLE — Opiate-Free Island Partnership will sponsor a panel discussion at the Reach Performing Arts Center on, Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. The program is titled “Navigating a Path to Opiate Treatment and Recovery.” The event is aimed at informing the public about treatment options for those with opioid use disorders, and the

  • Free clinic open Columbus Day

    BLUE HILL — Peninsula Free Health Services will be open from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day), to provide free health services for the uninsured provided by professional medical staff The clinic is located at 26 Hinckley Ridge Road in Blue Hill, adjacent to the Union 93 school superintendent’s office. Call 374-5585 on

  • MCMH is officially Northern Light Maine Coast

    MCMH is officially Northern Light Maine Coast

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) got a makeover on Monday as part of the rebranding of its parent organization, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS). At 10 a.m., EMHS became Northern Light Health. Nine affiliated hospitals also were renamed, including MCMH, which became Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. The rebranding is more than just

  • Walk to stop diabetes scheduled in Ellsworth Oct. 20

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth will host the Downeast Community Walk to Stop Diabetes, an initiative of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes. This local grassroots walk event is organized by local volunteer coordinator Leslie Beyer and is open to the entire community. Everyone is encouraged to come out and take a stand to stop

  • Grief support groups scheduled for fall

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced the schedule for its 2018 fall grief support group series. Support groups being offered include specifically focused groups for those who have lost a loved one to drug overdose or for those who have lost a spouse or who have lost a child, as well as

  • Volunteer training sessions scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a fall training for those interested in becoming patient care volunteers. The training will begin in October and conclude in early December, with dates and times for the training sessions to be scheduled around the availability of prospective volunteers. Patient care volunteers provide non-medical support to

  • Nursing program expanded to Ellsworth

    Nursing program expanded to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — In an effort to address the state’s shortage of nurses, University of Maine officials unveiled a plan to double enrollment and expand nursing degree programs in several rural areas, including Ellsworth. The plans were announced during a summit on aging in Augusta on Sept. 12. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will

  • Health care forum set in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — AARP Maine is hosting community conversations on health care around the state this month. One of those conversations will take place in Blue Hill on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Blue Hill Public Library. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. During these open discussions, local residents and community leaders can ask