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October 2, 2017

MDI Hospital is offering a ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course on Thursday November 9 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm in the Wolf Conference Center at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center, 330 Main Street in Bar Harbor. The cost to register is $135 and includes exam book, training, test, and continental breakfast.

The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Course is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training for food service employees. The program covers five key areas: Basic Food Safety, Personal Hygiene, Cross-contamination & Allergens, Time & Temperature, and Cleaning & Sanitation. The class is led by certified ServSafe® instructor Marion McLellan RD, LD, Nutritional Services Manager at Mount Desert Island Hospital. To register or for more information, contact Marion at 207.801.5001 or Marion.McLellan@mdihospital.org. Registration Deadline: October 27th

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October 2, 2017

Are you mortal?  Do you know and love people who are?  Join us for this open conversation designed to get participants thinking and talking about serious illness, end of life issues, and the support that palliative care can offer at those times.

The Northeast Harbor Library and Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization are co-hosting an open community conversation about palliative care and serious illness. Palliative Care Conversations will be held at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday October 18 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This discussion group will offer participants an open and safe space to examine end-of-life issues and to better understand the different palliative care options available in our community. Refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend. For more information or with questions, contact 812-8662.

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September 27, 2017

Please join MDI Hospital, The Garden Club of Mount Desert, and the Bar Harbor Garden Club for a special Tree Dedication Ceremony in the closing celebration of MDI Hospital’s 120th Anniversary year. A special toast will be made and refreshments served. The Tree Dedication Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 5 from 4:30–6:00pm at MDI Hospital in the Wayman Lane Parking Lot. The rain location will be in the Breast Health Center at MDI Hospital, 10 Wayman Lane. Please RSVP to Marisa.Marinelli@mdihospital.org.

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September 27, 2017

Flu shots are available for $40 at these community flu shot clinics. All clinics also accept Medicare and MaineCare. Receipt can be provided for reimbursement through private insurance. For more information, please contact Kathleen Mulligan at 801-5034.

Maple Lane Apartments • 24 Maple Lane, Northeast Harbor
October 3, 2017 • 1:30–3:30 pm

Swans Island Health Center
October 10, 2017 • 12:00 noon–2:00 pm

Ridge Apartments • 24 Village Green Way, Southwest Harbor
October 11, 2017 • 1:30–3:30 pm

Malvern-Belmont • 80 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor
October 12, 2017 • 10:30 am–12:00 noon

Rodick Lorraine • 15 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor
October 12, 2017 • 1:00–2:00 pm

 

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September 18, 2017

Mount Desert Island Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Grace Price to our Community Health Center in Southwest Harbor. Dr. Price is now accepting new patients and will be available by appointment starting Wednesday, October, 4.

Dr. Price’s medical interests and expertise include family practice, prenatal care, family planning, chronic disease management, and preventative health care. She earned her medical degree from the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Arizona and is board certified in family medicine.

As a family medicine doctor, I believe in helping all patients achieve their health goals,” says Dr. Price. “I am eager to provide exceptional healthcare for everyone from expectant mothers to infants to grandparents. I welcome patients of all backgrounds into my practice and fundamentally believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, and compassion.”

As a medical student at Brown, Dr. Price founded Clinica Esperanza, a free clinic providing health care to an uninsured Spanish speaking population in Providence, Rhode Island. As an undergraduate, she helped establish the Honduras Initiative, which coordinated public health trips for Brown undergraduates to Santa Lucia and Honduras. She is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Price looks forward to practicing on MDI and exploring the beautiful outdoors of coastal Maine. In her free time, she loves to read, knit and hike with her husband Chris.

To inquire about becoming a new patient, contact the Community Health Center at 244-5630.

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August 18, 2017

Join MDI Hospital’s wellness team for walks throughout beautiful Acadia National Park this fall!

Mondays & Wednesdays
September 6 – October 30
8:30 am

Our walking program is designed for pleasure or fitness.  We encourage you to pace yourself.

MDI Hospital’s Wellness Program is not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries or accidents.  Our goal is to offer a safe and enjoyable activity for everyone.  All walkers who are not currently exercising should consult with their health care provider before starting any exercise program.

All Walks Begin at 8:30

Things to consider:
Please wear appropriate shoes
Dress in layers
You may want to bring; water, snacks, insect repellent, camera

For More Information Contact:
MDI Hospital’s Wellness Program
Kathleen Mulligan
Community Health Educator
(207) 801-5034
Kathy.Muligan@mdihospital.org
Or
Ben Billings, MPH
10 Wayman Lane
P.O. Box 8
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207.460.2049
Ben.Billings@mdihospital.org

Upcoming Schedule:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017:
Schooner Head Overlook Parking Area to Thunder Hole- Meet in the Overlook Parking area. 3.0 Miles

Monday, September 11, 2017:
Paradise Hill from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center. Meet in the Visitor center parking area near the beginning of the trail. 2.3 Miles

Wednesday, September 13, 2017:
Redfield Hill. Meet in the overflow, upper parking lot for the Jordan Pond House. 3.0 Miles

Monday, September 18, 2017:
Witch Hole. Meet at the Duck Brook Bridge, Via the entrance from the Eagle Lake Road. 3.2 Miles

Wednesday, September 20, 2017:
Meet at Wildwood Stables parking area. Walk first loop around from bridge. 3.2 Miles

Monday, September 25, 2017:
Somes Sound Overlook. Meet in the Parkman Mountain Parking Lot on the left heading towards Northeast Harbor. 3.2 Miles

Wednesday, September 27, 2017:
Eagle Lake to Duck Brook Bridge. Meet in the Eagle Lake parking area on route 233. 3.5 Miles

Monday, October 2, 2017:
Hadlock Brook. Meet in the Brown Mountain Gate House parking area on Route 198. 3.9 Miles

Wednesday, October 4, 2017:
Witch Hole and Paradise Hill loop. Meet at the Duck Brook Bridge, Via the entrance from the Eagle Lake road. 4.6 Miles

Monday, October 9, 2017:
Wildwood Stable to Bubble Pond. Meet in the Wildwood Stables Parking Area. 5.0 Miles

Wednesday, October 11, 2017:
Little Long Pond. Meet at the Gate in Seal Harbor, (please carpool, if you can, parking is limited). 4.0 Miles

Monday, October 16, 2017:
Eagle Lake to Bubble Pond. Meet in the Eagle Lake parking area on route 233. 4.2 Miles

Wednesday, October 18, 2017:
Jordan Stream. Meet in the overflow, upper parking lot for the Jordan Pond House. 4.0 Miles

Monday, October 23, 2017:
Day Mountain Loop. Meet in the Wildwood Stables Parking Area. 5.6 Miles

Wednesday, October 25, 2017:
Amphitheatre Loop. Meet in the Brown Mountain Gate House Parking Area on Route 198. 5.2 Miles

Monday, October 30, 2017:
Eagle Lake. Meet in the Eagle Lake parking area on route 233. 6.0 Miles

 

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August 8, 2017

Mount Desert Island Hospital’s 2017 Annual Meeting on Monday highlighted its past, present, and future with a celebration of the organization’s 120th anniversary. “As we recognize this significant milestone, I’m proud to say that we do so as the oldest operating nonprofit on Mount Desert Island,” said President/CEO Arthur J. Blank. “Over the last 120 years, our hospital system has evolved to meet our region’s needs. To the patients we serve, MDI Hospital, our health centers, and Birch Bay Village are more than a healthcare system—we are a medical home, where compassionate, integrated care strengthens the community’s health and well-being.”

The meeting was held in honor of Dr. Edward Gilmore, who recently retired after more than 46 years of service. Many of his former patients attended the meeting to celebrate the beloved physician. During his extensive medical career, Dr. Gilmore has been committed to educating the next generation of physicians, which led him to receive the Laureate Award and the Master Teacher Award from the Maine Chapter of the American College of Physicians as well as the Advocacy for Nursing Award from the Maine State Nursing Association. He is recognized as a Master of the American College of Physicians—the highest recognition available. Most recently, Dr. Gilmore has worked to advance the mission of MDI Hospital as the organization’s first Chief Medical Officer. He previously served the Hospital as the President of the Medical Staff, Chief of Medicine and the Medical Director of the ICCU.

“Ed is everything you could want from a physician, compassionate, kind, talented, open-minded, patient, and thoughtful—and he also happens to have a great sense of humor,” said Blank. “His contributions to our Organization over the years have been invaluable and will continue to help shape healthcare on this Island for years to come.” In honor of Dr. Gilmore, the meeting featured a special tribute film by local filmmaker Peter Logue and a video message from Senator Angus King.

Monday’s meeting also included the announcement of the MDI Hospital Employee of the Year. This year’s recipient is Cheryl Kolodziej, CNA, Med Surg Unit Secretary, who was selected by her fellow employees for her dedication and commitment to the organization.

The hospital organization finished its 2016-2017 fiscal year in the black with a net operating gain of $3.7 million according to its 2017 Annual Report. In addition, the organization provided more than 500 jobs and $4.7 million in free and uncompensated care to the community during that time period.

Click here to view the organization’s 2017 Annual Report.

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August 1, 2017

PINK ON THE LINKS—Participants of the Kebo Valley Ladies League Pink on the Links Golf Scramble visited the Breast Health Center last week to deliver a check for $3,950 raised during their annual fundraiser. All told, the Ladies League raised $5,276 for the Breast Health Center during their annual Pink on the Links event, more than doubling their generous donation of $2,000 made last year.

“The event was a huge success,” said Ladies League President Edi Hall, “it means so much to me that our community came together to support this cause, which is personal for me and so many of us.”

From left: Debbie Mitchell-Dow, Ellen Grosseibl, Deb Lamson, Edi Hall, Lori Diguardia

“Pink on the Links began many years ago after a beloved Kebo Ladies League member passed away as the result of breast cancer,” she said. “The originators recognized how incredibly fortunate our island communities are to have the Breast Health Center providing mammograms and diagnostic services and they wanted to support it.  Many, if not all of our Ladies League members know of someone that has been affected by breast cancer and have been witness to the incredible care that is delivered here.”

–Betsy Corrigan

Kebo Ladies League Member and Career Nurse Educator

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July 31, 2017

Can you imagine what this island would be like without a hospital? This is one of the questions posed by local filmmaker Peter Logue in the new collaborative documentary-style film, “Celebrating MDI Hospital: A history of caring. A community of healing. A legacy of giving,” set to be screened at the Neighborhood House on Wednesday, August 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening celebrates MDI Hospital’s 120th anniversary and begins with a complimentary wine and cheese reception generously sponsored by Sawyer’s Specialties, and appetizers by Chow Maine. All are welcome to attend this free community event.

The screening is the final showing of the 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 Neighborhood House, 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 original 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 Jean Young, RN during her interview for the film.

For more information on the hospital’s anniversary celebrations or to get involved, contact Marisa at 207.288.5082, ext. 1429 or marisa.marinelli@mdihospital.org.

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July 31, 2017

Dr. Edward Gilmore will be honored for more than 46 years of service at Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Annual Meeting on Monday, August 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Club on 111 West Street in Bar Harbor. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this community celebration, which is free to the public. A cash bar will be available.

Beloved by his patients, students and colleagues for his warmth and kindness—and admired for his medical expertise and commitment to growth—Dr. Gilmore has been a practicing physician for more than 50 years and was recently honored by the Maine Medical Association for a half century of service. He is recognized as a Master of the American College of Physicians—the highest recognition available. Since 1997, Dr. Gilmore has practiced at the Hospital’s Cooper Gilmore Health Center, so named for him and his late friend and colleague Dr. Llewellyn Cooper.

During his extensive medical career, Dr. Gilmore has been committed to educating the next generation of physicians, which led him to receive the Laureate Award and the Master Teacher Award from the Maine Chapter of the American College of Physicians as well as the Advocacy for Nursing Award from the Maine State Nursing Association. Most recently, Dr. Gilmore has worked to advance the mission of MDI Hospital as the organization’s first Chief Medical Officer. He previously served the Hospital as the President of the Medical Staff, Chief of Medicine and the Medical Director of the ICCU.

In addition to honoring Dr. Gilmore, MDI Hospital’s 2017 Annual Meeting will celebrate the organization’s 120th Anniversary and feature a summary of the past year’s accomplishments and financial performance. A cocktail reception honoring Dr. Gilmore will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and live jazz performed the Sam Reeves Trio. The meeting’s program, held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., will feature a special tribute to Dr. Gilmore and a video message from Senator Angus King. Complimentary parking is available in the gated lot between the Bar Harbor Club and the Harborside Hotel on West Street.

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June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 28
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
First National Bank • 102 Main Street • Bar Harbor

Visit the MDI Hospital Auxiliary’s bake sale for baked goods, homemade pies, desserts, quiches, breads, sandwiches, fruit, and pasta salads. For more information, contact Shirley Conklin at 288.3083 or Brenda Sprague at 801.5041.

If you are unable to attend the sale, baked goods and monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated! The Auxiliary truly appreciates the support of this generous community!

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May 12, 2017
Cadillac Family Practice & MDI Behavioral Health Center

Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Family Health Center has merged with Cadillac Family Practice at 322 Main Street in Bar Harbor. Drs. Mary Dudzik and David Painter, who helped establish the Family Health Center in 1995, are now accepting patients at their new home at Cadillac Family Practice.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Drs. Mary Dudzik and David Painter for their years of commitment and service to the Family Health Center. At Cadillac Family Practice, these excellent physicians will have increased access to care management and behavioral health services, enabling them to provide more integrated, seamless care,” said MDI Hospital President/CEO Arthur J. Blank. “I’d also like to thank Practice Manager Lisa DeWitt and the entire staff of the Family Health Center for working to ensure a smooth transition to Cadillac Family Practice.”

At Cadillac Family Practice, Drs. Dudzik and Painter join Dr. Mark Kandutsch, family nurse practitioners Linda Crowell and Angie DelVecchio and physician assistant Louis Ingrisano. Dr. Dudzik will continue to practice at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center, of which she is also a founding member, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She will be available at Cadillac Family Practice on Mondays and Tuesdays. Dr. Painter will be available Monday through Friday.  For more information or to make an appointment, contact Cadillac Family Practice at 288-5119.

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