Health

  • 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

  • August births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    August births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Emily and Joseph Haskell of Addison, a daughter, Audrey Elizabeth, Aug. 6. To Savannah Steiger and Norbert Tetrault of Harrington, a son, Remus Marshville, Aug. 10. To Juana Rivas Morales and Corey Skeate of Hancock, a son, Dylan Roy, Aug. 11. To Brooke Stanley and Brandon Tucker of

  • September is Recovery Month

    ELLSWORTH — Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can

  • Tai chi instructor training scheduled Oct. 20-21

    ELLSWORTH — On Oct. 20 and 21, Healthy Acadia will host a two-day “Tai Chi 4 Kidz” instructor training with Tai Chi for Health Master Trainer Linda Arksey. “Tai Chi 4 Kidz” is a Tai Chi for Health program developed by Dr. Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts to improve

  • City has several options for ambulance service

    City has several options for ambulance service

    ELLSWORTH — As the city of Ellsworth wrestles with how to provide emergency medical services to its citizens, there are several options to consider. The city’s model for the last few decades — a private ambulance company serving a region — is actually one of the rarest in the state, according to data from the

  • Open house at new treatment center

    Open house at new treatment center

    ELLSWORTH — On Thursday, Sept. 13, community members are invited to tour the newly opened DownEast Treatment Center in Ellsworth. The DownEast Treatment Center, located at 406 State St. (Suite 2), is a treatment hub offering comprehensive medication-assisted treatment services, for people with substance use conditions. The center’s evidence-based treatment approach employs integrated behavioral health

  • Free clinic open Sept. 10

    BLUE HILL — Peninsula Free Health Services will be open from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, with 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 Appointments are available but not required.