Health

  • October births at Maine Coast

    October births at Maine Coast

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth: To Jerusha Tyler and Jacob Poole of Blue Hill, a daughter, Fallon Astrid, Oct. 4. To Nichole and Shannon Bebout of Blue Hill, a son, Luciano Shannon, Oct. 5. To Renee Lamb and Travis Fowler of Bucksport, a son, Braiden Carter, Oct. 7. To Jessica Jones and Cory

  • Open enrollment begins

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Community Partners, formerly Washington Hancock Community Agency, is part of the Community Action Navigator Consortium and is a partner in a statewide network of certified Health Insurance Marketplace navigators. Navigators provide free in-person assistance to help residents apply for Affordable Care Act coverage through the marketplace. The open enrollment period for 2018

  • 26th Annual Poinsettia Ball is Dec. 2

    26th Annual Poinsettia Ball is Dec. 2

    TRENTON — Organizers invite you to come and feel like royalty at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s 26th Annual Poinsettia Ball, a “Masquerade,” on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Acadia Event Center in Trenton. Red poinsettias will adorn the 16-foot-tall tree that gives this event its name, Chipper’s Restaurant and Catering will present a fancy buffet dinner

  • Blue Hill Memorial staff train for disasters

    Blue Hill Memorial staff train for disasters

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Island Nursing Home conducted a disaster training exercise Oct. 25 to figure out what might be missing from their emergency protocol and practices. “You hope that something’s not going to happen here,” said John Ronan, president of both Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

  • September births at MCMH

    September births at MCMH

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth: To Jennifer Russotti and Joshua Conary of Sullivan, a son, Elijah Holden, Sept. 1. To Karissa and Ryan Gorver of Steuben, a daughter, Rowan Rae, Sept. 5. To Makayla and William Damon Jr. of Stonington, a daughter, Harmony Noelle-Calie Damon, Sept. 8. To Rebecca Grey and Carl Dagnese of

  • Hospital ER moves to a new staffing model

    Hospital ER moves to a new staffing model

    ELLSWORTH — The emergency department at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) is now part of a collaborative with several other Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) hospitals. The collaborative involves doctors from other EMHS hospitals working in the local ER as needed and vice versa. The new model went into effect Sept 20 and comes on

  • MCMH looks to cut losses

    MCMH looks to cut losses

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital lost more than $7 million in 2015, according to the most recent paperwork filed with the Internal Revenue Service. In 2014, the organization lost $887,772, according to the documents. In 2013, the loss was $4.6 million. Hospital officials said these losses came from below-cost reimbursements from the government-run insurance

  • MCMH staffer loses job after her letter published

    MCMH staffer loses job after her letter published

    ELLSWORTH — A woman who worked at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) for more than 13 years was fired last Thursday after her letter to the editor ran in The Ellsworth American. Karen Jo Young, a Corea resident, most recently worked in the rehab department at MCMH. She spent 10 years as activities director in

  • Maine Gleaning Week scheduled for Oct. 7-16

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia and the Maine Gleaning Network have announced the first annual Maine Gleaning Week, which will run from Oct. 7-16. Maine Gleaning Week will feature a collection of gleaning events — farm surplus rescue efforts that will gather crops and food that might otherwise be left in the fields or go to