Health

  • July births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    July births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Kristen and Evan Philbrook of Blue Hill, a son, Kieran Aubrey, July 2. To Julia Cooper of Penobscot, a son, James Owen-Schamle, July 4. To Janette and Kevin Wilber of Blue Hill, a daughter, Ailee Hazel, July 10. To Brittany and Victor Burpee of Blue Hill, a son,

  • County Ambulance to close August 31

    County Ambulance to close August 31

    ELLSWORTH — County Ambulance will shut down on Aug. 31 after 45 years serving Ellsworth and surrounding towns. “It’s been a long run, a good run,” said John Partridge, the company’s owner, who notified the city of his intentions on Monday and the state on Tuesday. “It’s time for me to move on. There’s no

  • Wright Center to host workshop

    ELLSWORTH — Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer to find some

  • Registration open for Beth C. Wright Center Ride for Life

    ELLSWORTH — This year the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center will host the 14th Annual Ride For Life and the center is announcing a new, user-friendly registration system for riders. This yearly fundraising event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, with all bike rides beginning at the Surry Elementary School, which is located

  • Ellsworth Free Clinic launches capital campaign

    Ellsworth Free Clinic launches capital campaign

    ELLSWORTH — The Affordable Care Act hasn’t reduced the number of patients receiving care at the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic. “The Affordable Care Act did nothing for us,” said Dr. Marshall Smith, president of the clinic’s board, who saw patients for the most of the clinic’s 25 years. “We saw no change at all.” Busy

  • Poliquin explores nursing facility issues

    Poliquin explores nursing facility issues

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) was in town Aug. 10 to explore issues facing nursing facilities in the state. Poliquin met with Ken Huhn, administrator at Seaport Village Healthcare. Huhn had invited Poliquin, who is in the midst of a re-election bid for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. “Let me put my arms around

  • Bucksport Health Center expands into Ellsworth

    Bucksport Health Center expands into Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Bucksport Regional Health Center is expanding into Ellsworth and employing a former Maine Coast Memorial Hospital doctor in the process. Come this fall, the health center will offer medical and behavioral health services at 37 Commerce Park in Ellsworth, which is the location of Dr. Stephen Nightingale’s practice. Nightingale will be the physician

  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in the black, getting a new name

    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in the black, getting a new name

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is still in the black for the fifth year in a row and, come Oct. 1, will have a new name. President and Chief Executive Officer John Ronan discussed developments Tuesday in a conversation preceding the hospital’s annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8. “I’m very pleased where

  • Maine Coast Memorial outlines challenges, plans

    Maine Coast Memorial outlines challenges, plans

    ELLSWORTH — Sharing resources, coordinating electronic medical records and providing more patient options were some of the strategies presented Tuesday by speakers addressing today’s health care challenges. The venue was a Community Council breakfast hosted by Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The biggest challenges, according to speakers, are recruiting staff, patients who can’t afford payments and