Health

  • Hospital hosting training sessions

    ELLSWORTH — Interested in accessing your Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital medical records online? Need to check your lab results after hours? Patient portal workshops will be offered on Tuesday, March 12, at the Southwest Harbor Public Library and Thursday, March 14, at the hospital in the computer training room. Both sessions will run from

  • Opioid overdose reversal training scheduled March 5

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia, Health Equity Alliance, and the UMA Ellsworth Center Student Association will offer a free Naloxone overdose reversal training on Tuesday, March 5. The training will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will take place at the UMA Ellsworth Center, 248 State St., Suite 1 in Ellsworth. Participants will learn how

  • Healthy Acadia recognized at National Cancer Conference

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia, a community health organization serving Hancock and Washington counties, recently received national recognition for its efforts to reduce cancer incidence and improve health outcomes for cancer patients. In a Feb. 6 ceremony during the National Cancer Conference in Washington, D.C., the nonprofit organization received the national Leadership Award from Less Cancer.

  • Jackson Lab receives $255,000 for drug addiction research

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) have announced that the Jackson Laboratory has received $255,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for substance use disorder. This funding has been awarded through DHHS’s National Institute on Drug Abuse. “The important work being done at The Jackson Laboratory

  • Meditation series starting March 1

    ELLSWORTH — Richard Parker, an 11-year cancer survivor, will present a meditation workshop series designed for cancer patients and survivors, both in and out of treatment, over four Fridays in March. The series will consist of four 90-minute sessions, and will focus on many different styles of meditation. Participants will explore the plentiful gateways to

  • Relay for Life volunteers sought

    ELLSWORTH — The American Cancer Society is seeking local volunteers to be a part of the annual Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, the society’s signature non-competitive fundraiser walks, throughout the state of Maine. Funds raised by Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer help the American Cancer Society

  • Blue Hill hospital recognized with critical access award

    BLUE HILL — Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital has announced that it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is

  • Wright Center receives $1,500 donation

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center was recently recognized with a donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust at the organization’s February board meeting. Jack Frost, the vice president, director of community giving, and his co-workers, Tim Tunney, and Chelsea Sawyer of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, presented the Wright Center’s Board

  • Free vascular screenings set

    ELLSWORTH — Bucksport Regional Health Center will be offering free vascular screenings in its Ellsworth location at the Coastal Health Center, 37 Commerce Park, on the fourth Tuesdays of the month through May. The screening dates are Feb. 26, March 26, April 23 and May 28,, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dr. Stephen Nightingale, a

  • Rural ambulance services in crisis

    Rural ambulance services in crisis

    ELLSWORTH — For more than 50 years, Americans have taken it as a given that when they call 911, an ambulance will come to the rescue. The ride may be expensive and the hospital far, but the expectation for the better part of a century has been that an ambulance will be there. In many

  • January births at MDI Hospital

    January births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor A son, Henry Ropp, was born Jan. 2 to Heather Wheaton and Andrew Ropp of Northeast Harbor. A son, Julian Wood, was born Jan. 5 to Monica Stanley and Brian Wood of Bar Harbor. A daughter, Bellamy Rose Romano, was born Jan. 10 to Vanessa Crawford and