• Hospital to have its own police officer on site

    ELLSWORTH — Patients and visitors may see a new face at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital come this spring: an officer from the Ellsworth Police Department. “People often ask me, what keeps me up at night?” said John Ronan, president of Maine Coast Hospital, at the hospital’s annual meeting on Tuesday evening. “Making sure our patients

  • Hospital projects $4-million loss

    Hospital projects $4-million loss

    ELLSWORTH — Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital is “on track” to become profitable in 2019 but is still projected to have a $4-million operating loss this year. Maine Coast President John Ronan gave a financial overview at the hospital’s annual meeting Tuesday. That loss is less than the hospital experienced the previous two years, but

  • Penobscot Nursing Home building sold at auction

    Penobscot Nursing Home building sold at auction

    ELLSWORTH — The facility that housed the former Penobscot Nursing Home is under contract, according to Tranzon Auction Properties. There is no word yet, however, on what the property’s future use will be. Tranzon’s Senior Vice President Jill Daviero said her firm held an online auction for the property from Nov. 20-27. “It was a

  • Poinsettia Ball raises $60,000 for women’s health care

    Poinsettia Ball raises $60,000 for women’s health care

    ELLSWORTH — Some 440 guests mingled, dined and danced into the night Saturday at the 27th annual Poinsettia Ball. The festive event at the Ramada Inn raised more that $60,000 to benefit Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital’s women’s health services. This year’s theme, the Poinsettia Ball Express, celebrated the golden age of passenger train travel.

  • Hospital to hold annual meeting

    TRENTON — Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital (formerly Maine Coast Memorial Hospital) will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Big Cat’s Catering, 163 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton. The meeting is open to the public. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 30, to Marcy Phippen

  • Community Baby Shower designed to inform families, avoid infant abuse

    CHERRYFIELD — A Community Baby Shower? What’s that all about? The concept comes from the Washington County CAN Council based in Machias. “The CAN Council goal,” said Community Coordinator Mandie Pepperman, “is to prevent child abuse and neglect” in Washington County. “One way we do that is by providing information.” Maine Seacoast Mission Service Program

  • Senior health fair in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Regional Health Center is holding a senior health fair on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at 110 Broadway, Bucksport. There will be more than two dozen vendors and health screenings, including blood pressure checks, blood glucose tests and flu shots. The Bucksport Police Department will be participating in a

  • October births at Northern Light Maine Coast

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth   To Ashley Carter and Anthony Hammett of Deer Isle, a daughter, Harper Lorraine, Oct. 5. To Frances and Cote Hadlock of Otis, a son, Mark Oliver, Oct. 6. To Stephanie Barber of Ellsworth, a son, Castiel Lincoln Kohl, Oct. 8. To Kaitlyn and Joshua Crowley of Addison,

  • Hospice Volunteers trainings scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is partnering with Sage Maine (advocacy and services for LGBT elders) and several community partners sponsoring an organization-certification training to enhance service to members of the elder LGBT community. Co-sponsored by Downeast Community Partners, Healthy Peninsula, the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Friends in Action, this

  • ACA health coverage a mixed bag for Mainers

    ACA health coverage a mixed bag for Mainers

    ELLSWORTH — It has been eight years since Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and more colloquially known as Obamacare. Four years after the law took effect in full, results are decidedly mixed. The average cost of premiums will be down this year but