• Program helps those with chronic disease

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A free, six-week “Taking Action for Health” workshop series will be offered by Healthy Acadia in partnership with the Mount Desert Island Hospital at the Community Health Center in the Straus Center, 16 Community Lane. Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays, Feb. 15 through March 22, from 2-4:30 p.m. “Taking Action for

  • Suicide intervention training offered

    Suicide intervention training offered

    ELLSWORTH — An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) will be hosted by Healthy Acadia in partnership with Access Health in the community room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 130 Beechland Road, on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day training uses an

  • Adult ed aims to fill hospital need

    Adult ed aims to fill hospital need

    BAR HARBOR — The adult education program based at Mount Desert Island High School is helping to meet Mount Desert Island Hospital’s chronic need for medical assistants in its primary care and specialty outpatient clinics. A medical assistant (MA) can perform a number of clinical and administrative duties under the direction of a physician or

  • You gotta have heart: new gear to improve emergency care

    You gotta have heart: new gear to improve emergency care

    BAR HARBOR — New heart monitors have arrived for three ambulance services on Mount Desert Island, and paramedics say the devices will make doing their jobs a lot easier. The X series monitor/defibrillators made by Zoll replace older, heavier LifePack units previously used in the agencies’ ambulances. Those units were nearing the end of their

  • MCMH earns five-star rating

    MCMH earns five-star rating

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). They are only one of 112 hospitals in the United States to earn this rating and the only hospital in Maine.  

  • Sullivan certified in gerontology

    Sullivan certified in gerontology

    BAR HARBOR — Peter Sullivan, director of health and resident services at Birch Bay Retirement Village, has been board certified in gerontological nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the country’s leading agency in nurse certification. Sullivan has more than 20 years of experience in health care, including acute care, long-term care, managed care and

  • Mannix to talk about depression

    Mannix to talk about depression

    ELLSWORTH — Former weatherman and author Kevin Mannix will lead a frank discussion about the challenges of depression at the Moore Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. The discussion, hosted by the Rotary Club of Ellsworth, is free and open to the public. After delivering the weather for 26 years with WLBZ

  • Foundation gifts boost generator fund

    Foundation gifts boost generator fund

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital has received three significant grants from Maine foundations in support of the hospital’s Emergency Generator Campaign: $50,000 from the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation, $50,000 from the Davis Family Foundation and $25,000 from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The campaign began in January 2016 when the Manton Foundation of

  • Author redefines mental illness at the Jesup

    Author redefines mental illness at the Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — Dr. Robert Gallon, who was the chief psychologist at Eastern Maine Medical Center, was scheduled to speak at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., but that speech has been postponed till March 10 because of work being done on the library. When he gives his speech in