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 premiere at the Southwest Harbor Memorial Library on Tuesday, February 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening kicks off MDI Hospital’s 120th anniversary and begins with a complimentary wine and cheese reception from 5:30-6:00 p.m. generously sponsored by Sawyer’s Specialties. The evening’s program and film screening begins at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free community event.
“Mount Desert Island’s only hospital and oldest nonprofit organization is excited to be entering its 120th year.” said Lani Naihe, MDI Hospital’s Director of Advancement. “We are proud to have served our community as an independent hospital for more than a century, and we look forward to continuing to grow with our community into the next.”
The original, documentary style 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 upcoming 120th anniversary celebrations or to get involved, contact Marisa at 207.288.5082, ext. 1429 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the film screening, call the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 244-7065.