• Free clinic hires development director

    The Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic has announced the hiring of Joy-Constance Stratton as development director. Stratton will be helping the clinic find ways to be financially stable so it can continue to provide medical care to those who have no or inadequate health insurance in Hancock County. She has attended Seton Hall University, Harvard University

  • Open Door uses donations to expand staff, programs

    Open Door uses donations to expand staff, programs

    ELLSWORTH — Rosamond McLean has seen a lot of men — many of them lobstermen and clammers — who will scoff at the idea of spirituality. In her work as a substance abuse counselor at Open Door Recovery Center, she said some men can be reluctant to get in touch with their emotional lives because

  • Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    Downeast births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital In Bar Harbor A daughter, Elizabeth Butler, was born Dec. 4 to Pierrepont Fisher and Josh Butler of Otter Creek. A son, Liam Stubbs, was born Dec. 6 to Meghan and Branden Stubbs of Great Cranberry Island. A daughter, Priscilla Wang, was born Dec. 27 to Yaqiong and Qiming Wang

  • Maine Coast Memorial Hospital earns national recognition for safety

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital earns national recognition for safety

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has announced that it has received an “A” safety grade by the Leapfrog Group for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Ardelle Bigos, the hospital’s senior nursing executive, said “all of the MCMH staff recognize and prioritize patient

  • Suicide intervention training session in Ellsworth May 17-18

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Access Health, will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on May 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 130 Beechland Road in Ellsworth. The two-day training uses an evidence-based curriculum from Living Works

  • Talk on ticks in Ellsworth April 18

    Talk on ticks in Ellsworth April 18

    ELLSWORTH — Heart of Ellsworth will be presenting the next offering in its 2018 Community Conversations series. “Tick Talk” will be held Wednesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Flexit Cafe & Bakery, 192 Main St. in Ellsworth. The program is open to the public and is free of charge. The presenter will be Griffin

  • New medication-assisted opioid treatment facility to open

    New medication-assisted opioid treatment facility to open

    ELLSWORTH — The Downeast Treatment Center, a new medication-assisted treatment facility for opioid use disorders, will open its doors on April 16. The center, which “will offer help and hope to individuals addicted to opioids,” will be a space for patients to receive peer and group counseling as well as prescriptions for Suboxone, a medication

  • February and March births and MCMH

    February and March births and MCMH

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Haley Strout and Jason Strout of Harrington, a son, Easton Allen, Feb. 2. To Courtney Hall and Zachary Jordan of Orland, a son, Grahm Austin, Feb. 2. To Meghan Savage and Thomas Savage of Northeast Harbor, a daughter, Maisie Augustus Goff, Feb. 3. To Sarah and David

  • Recovery coach training scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering a Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach Training from April 24-27. The 30-hour CCAR Recovery Coach Training program will be offered as a four-day course at the Ramada Inn, 215 High St. in Ellsworth. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Participants will also

  • Maine AllCare receives $50,000 donation from King Foundation

    ELLSWORTH — Maine AllCare, a nonprofit advocating for universal health care in Maine, has received a $50,000 donation from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to fund financial feasibility studies and an operations manager. The mission of Maine AllCare is to promote the establishment of publicly funded health care coverage for all Maine residents. The