A film about the history of the Mount Desert Island Hospital will be shown at the Jesup Memorial Library on April 27. PHOTO COURTESY OF BAR HARBOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Film celebrates hospital history



BAR HARBOR — “Celebrating MDI Hospital: A History of Caring. A Community of Healing. A Legacy of Giving” will be screened at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The screening marks the second showing of the Peter Logue film, which premiered at the Southwest Harbor Public Library in February to a packed house of more than 100 attendees.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to screen this wonderful film at the Jesup and excited to see our community take such an interest,” said Lani Naihe, MDI Hospital’s director of advancement. “As Mount Desert Island’s oldest nonprofit and only hospital, we are proud to have served our community for more than a century, and we look forward to continuing to grow with our community into the next.”

The film shares MDI Hospital’s history, personal stories from caregivers and healers, volunteers and community members. “The community is our hospital, and the hospital is our community,” said Registered Nurse Jean Young in her interview for the film.

The evening, which celebrates Mount Desert Island Hospital’s 120th anniversary, will begin with a complimentary wine and cheese reception from 6:30-7 p.m. sponsored by House Wine. The evening’s program and film screening begin at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free community event. Call the Jesup Memorial Library at 288-4245.

For more information or to get involved in the hospital’s anniversary, contact Marisa at 288-5082, ext. 1429 or [email protected].

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