Health

  • MDI Hospital best in Maine

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital is the top-rated hospital in the state and among the top three in New England for patient satisfaction, according to a national survey. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) uses benchmarks such as physician communication, responsiveness of staff and the willingness to recommend the

  • Recent births at MDI Hospital

    The following babies were born recently at Mount Desert Island Hospital: GILLEY—to Carley Butler and Jeremy Gilley of Seal Cove, a son, Jameson Lewis, Jan. 22. IGOE—to Kimberly and Michael Igoe of Ellsworth, a son, Noaha Howard, Feb. 12. DANIELSON—to Katie and David Danielson Jr. of Blue Hill, a son, Henry Paul, Feb. 15. AUSTIN—to

  • Lyme a threat in winter

    BAR HARBOR — Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are fast becoming a threat even during the colder months of the year, a recent report from Maine health officials states. In an update sent to public school nurses, municipal health departments and others on Dec. 18, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director

  • Lyme disease a growing threat

    BAR HARBOR — The past few years have been witness to a steady increase in Lyme disease rates in the Mount Desert Island area, and now public health officials say the incidence of the illness, both here and nationally, is likely much higher than previously stated. Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials

  • MDI Hospital gains recognition

    Mount Desert Island Hospital is the first hospital in the nation to receive the Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence (DICOE) recognition from the American College of Radiology. The award is formal recognition for meeting a stringent set of standards in every aspect of medical imaging. “There is a great deal of satisfaction in being recognized

  • Breast cancer supervisor elected at MDI Hospital

    BAR HARBOR — Roberta Wessel, Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Breast Center supervisor, has been elected president of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), where she hopes to extend her commitment to patient education to a state-wide audience. “As a mammographer, I love to be involved in direct patient care. But I am also an advocate

  • Breast cancer supervisor elected at MDI Hospital

    BAR HARBOR — Roberta Wessel, Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Breast Center supervisor, has been elected president of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), where she hopes to extend her commitment to patient education to a state-wide audience. “As a mammographer, I love to be involved in direct patient care. But I am also an advocate

  • Breast cancer supervisor elected at MDI Hospital

    BAR HARBOR — Roberta Wessel, Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Breast Center supervisor, has been elected president of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), where she hopes to extend her commitment to patient education to a state-wide audience. “As a mammographer, I love to be involved in direct patient care. But I am also an advocate

  • MDI Hospital offers free diabetes screenings at YMCA

    BAR HARBOR — To help address the growing prevalence of diabetes, Mount Desert Island Hospital is hosting a free diabetes risk screening at the MDI YMCA on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 8 am to 1:30 pm. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults in the U.S. is at risk for developing

  • MDI Hospital offers free diabetes screenings at YMCA

    BAR HARBOR — To help address the growing prevalence of diabetes, Mount Desert Island Hospital is hosting a free diabetes risk screening at the MDI YMCA on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 8 am to 1:30 pm. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults in the U.S. is at risk for developing