Health

  • Rotary donates $12,713 to Department of Urology

    Rotary donates $12,713 to Department of Urology

    ELLSWORTH — Rotary Club of Ellsworth Treasurer Dom Efter recently presented a donation of $12,713 to John Ronan, president of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The check represented part of the net proceeds from the 67th Annual Rotary Auction held on May 18. This concludes a two-year Rotary focus on women’s and men’s heath in partnership

  • Retrofitted mobile dental clinic stops in Ellsworth

    Retrofitted mobile dental clinic stops in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The “traveling dental circus” was in Ellsworth on Friday in the Mill Mall parking lot. The custom bus, fully outfitted for mobile dentistry, was formerly in use as a computer lab in Texas, said Dr. Timothy Oh, director of the nonprofit Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center in Ellsworth. Staff from the center

  • May births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    May births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Morgan Jellison and Ben Follette of Prospect Harbor, a daughter, Braelyn Deane, May 2. To Laura Damon and David VanWart of Ellsworth, a daughter, Harleigh Quinn, May 3. To Haley Linscott and Jason Westleigh of Trenton, a son, Finn Trafton, May 7. To Melissa Rioux and Luke

  • Support groups starting in July

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced a series of support groups for those who are grieving and for those experiencing multiple losses associated with aging. A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide will be held Mondays, July 9 through Aug. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Hospitals announce new VP of patient care

    Hospitals announce new VP of patient care

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) and Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) have appointed Kristin Cyr as the new senior nursing executive and vice president of patient care services. This position, formally the chief nursing officer, oversees and manages the nursing departments and patient care operations for the hospitals, maintains compliance with government and

  • Nurses on front lines of war against opioid addiction

    Nurses on front lines of war against opioid addiction

    ELLSWORTH — The war on heroin being waged by law enforcement has an unexpected ally: certified nurse anesthetists who are working to reduce the amount of opiates used for surgery. “The number of overdose deaths has risen and there’s just no sign of it abating,” said Susan DeCarlo-Picirrillo, a certified nurse anesthetist who practices at

  • State suspends former Blue Hill doctor’s license

    State suspends former Blue Hill doctor’s license

    ELLSWORTH — The state Board of Licensure in Medicine has suspended the license of Dr. Brandt Rice following allegations that he wrote fraudulent prescriptions for thousands of pain pills. As of June 12, Rice’s Maine medical license was suspended for 30 days pending an adjudicatory hearing. According to state records, Rice has been practicing in

  • Nutrition program at Wright Center

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth City Council Chairman Marc Blanchette will share his story of successful weight loss and cholesterol reduction when he changed to a whole food, plant-based diet in a talk at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. It is free and

  • Wellness fair for women June 19

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold its seventh annual Women’s Wellness Fair at The Bay School in Blue Hill on Tuesday, June 19, from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and includes activities and information for women of all ages. Hospital departments will share information on surgical

  • CPR and first aid training at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will offer CPR training on Monday, June 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a fee of $40. First aid training will be offered on Wednesday, June 27, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a fee of $30. The classes will be held in the hospital classroom, which is accessible via Door C