• Health fair planned

    Health fair planned

    BAR HARBOR — A health fair will be hosted by the Mount Desert Island Hospital at the fire station here on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, annual event is open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about many resources for a healthy lifestyle. Wellness professionals

  • Smoking cessation class offered

    Smoking cessation class offered

    BAR HARBOR — A free group smoking cessation class led by Martha Bucklin and Kathy Mulligan of Mount Desert Island Hospital will meet at Mount Desert Island High School on Tuesdays, March 14 through April 4, from 5-5:45 p.m. Participants will make a quit plan, learn how to disarm triggers, overcome cravings and manage stress,

  • Author redefines mental illness

    Author redefines mental illness

    BAR HARBOR — Dr. Robert Gallon will talk about his book “Nine Dimensions of Madness: Redefining Mental health” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Gallon’s book challenges the widely held belief that mental disorders are medical diseases. The book proposes an alternative system to the current psychiatric diagnostic system,

  • 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