Health

  • June births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    June births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Abbie and JoÃa Strout-Bentes of Searsport, a son, Oscar, June 3. To Nichole Johnson and Travis Higgins of Blue Hill, a son, Jackson Roswell, June 7. To Katrina Hayward and Jared Sandstrom of Gouldsboro, a daughter, Abigail Janean, June 9. To Kayla  and Joshua Beal of Milbridge, a

  • MCMH realty loses bid for tax exemption

    MCMH realty loses bid for tax exemption

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Board of Appeals on Monday rejected a request that would have opened the door for tax exemptions on over $3 million worth of property held by a real estate group affiliated with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Maine Coast Medical Realty group had applied for exemptions on the properties but was denied

  • Sleep workshop scheduled at Wright Center

    ELLSWORTH — On Friday, July 13, Dr. Penelope Houghton of Acadia Naturopathic Medical Clinic will present a workshop titled “Holistic Methods to Promote Sleep” from 11 a.m. to noon at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Houghton will explore how sleep can be affected by pain, side effects of treatments and the anxieties about

  • State tobacco sales age raised to 21

    State tobacco sales age raised to 21

    ELLSWORTH — Last year, Maine became the fourth state in the nation to raise the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21, joining Hawaii, California, and Oregon. That law, which includes all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes, went into effect on July 1. Interestingly, there’s a grandfather clause for people who could not possibly be

  • Tai chi classes scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth and Bucksport are among several communities across Hancock and Washington counties to host free Tai Chi for Health classes offered by Healthy Acadia. Bucksport Regional Health Center (110 Broadway) is hosting an eight-week beginner-level class on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. running from July 6 through Aug. 24. In Ellsworth, an

  • Rotary donates $12,713 to Department of Urology

    Rotary donates $12,713 to Department of Urology

    ELLSWORTH — Rotary Club of Ellsworth Treasurer Dom Efter recently presented a donation of $12,713 to John Ronan, president of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The check represented part of the net proceeds from the 67th Annual Rotary Auction held on May 18. This concludes a two-year Rotary focus on women’s and men’s heath in partnership

  • Retrofitted mobile dental clinic stops in Ellsworth

    Retrofitted mobile dental clinic stops in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The “traveling dental circus” was in Ellsworth on Friday in the Mill Mall parking lot. The custom bus, fully outfitted for mobile dentistry, was formerly in use as a computer lab in Texas, said Dr. Timothy Oh, director of the nonprofit Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center in Ellsworth. Staff from the center

  • May births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    May births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Morgan Jellison and Ben Follette of Prospect Harbor, a daughter, Braelyn Deane, May 2. To Laura Damon and David VanWart of Ellsworth, a daughter, Harleigh Quinn, May 3. To Haley Linscott and Jason Westleigh of Trenton, a son, Finn Trafton, May 7. To Melissa Rioux and Luke

  • Support groups starting in July

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced a series of support groups for those who are grieving and for those experiencing multiple losses associated with aging. A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide will be held Mondays, July 9 through Aug. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Hospitals announce new VP of patient care

    Hospitals announce new VP of patient care

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) and Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) have appointed Kristin Cyr as the new senior nursing executive and vice president of patient care services. This position, formally the chief nursing officer, oversees and manages the nursing departments and patient care operations for the hospitals, maintains compliance with government and