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2010    MDI Hospital’s  new Oncology and Hematology Department opens in the space previously occupied by Administration and Care Management. The second-floor facility offers nearly 1000 square feet of additional space, ensuring more privacy and comfort for patients.

2011    An innovative collaboration between MDI Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania brings cutting-edge practices and procedures to the Emergency Department. For several weeks each summer, physicians, and nurses from Penn Medicine work alongside their MDI Hospital counterparts in the Emergency Department to share best practices and conduct training on the latest techniques while learning what it takes to practice emergency medicine at a small rural hospital. The multi-year interdisciplinary collaboration also brings leading experts to MDI Hospital for continuing medical education on the latest from academic research.

2011    MDI Hospital creates the nation’s first-ever Experienced Certified Nursing Assistant program. This certification program, accredited by Eastern Maine Community College, offers formal education to 12 CNAs from 6 area hospitals to enable them to offer a greater level of care for their patients.

2013    The Women’s Health Center celebrates its 20th anniversary and kicks off construction of the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center on Main Street in Bar Harbor. The facility will offer greater access, convenience and privacy for the center’s growing practice that serves women of all ages from throughout the greater MDI area.

2013    MDI Hospital joins with Tufts University School of Medicine to become the only hospital in Hancock County to participate in the Maine Track Program, designed to bring top medical students back to Maine to practice medicine.

2014    The new Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center opens its doors, offering the community a greatly expanded home for women’s health. The center was made possible by an outpouring of community and donor support.

2014    MDI Hospital establishes the Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor, the first nonprofit dental center on MDI.

2015    MDI Hospital is rated five-stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the top ranking available, obtained by only 251 hospitals nationally.

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