Community Health Forum: Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): What Does It Mean to Me?

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free health education event “Atrial Fibrillation: What Does It Mean to Me?” presented by Dr. Adam Grasso of Maine Coast Cardiology on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the MCMH Classroom.  (Door C)    Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). A serious condition that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications there are an estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib.    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s new cardiologist, Dr. Adam Grasso, will lead a discussion to help our community understand what AFib is and how this condition can be treated.  There will be time for questions and answers during the presentation.   To register for this event please CLICK HERE.  We will be serving a healthy, free meal at this event, so registration is required!

    Twenty Fourth Annual Chefs' Gala

    Prepare to pass “Go” and contribute to the “Community Chest” because the theme for this year’s Gala is “Game On at the Gala!”  The event’s twenty-two-member volunteer committee is planning for a one of a kind experience where guests will be able to enjoy gourmet selections prepared by a variety of local chefs.  

    Free Community Health Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free health education event discussing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – facts and resources presented by Charles Radis, DO and Karen Hawes, Arthritis Support Network Leader on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the MCMH Classroom. (Door C) Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissue, including the joints and joint linings. While RA is a progressive disease that currently cannot be cured, there are a number of treatments and medications that can slow the progress of the disease. Dr. Charles Radis of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s Mary Dow Center will discuss diagnosis, symptoms and treatments, and answer questions from attendees. Arthritis Support Network Leader Karen Hawes will provide information about local support options for people with RA and their families, and discuss how support can help make RA more manageable. To register for this event please call 664-5337 or visit us online at We will be serving a healthy, free meal at this event, so registration is required!

    Girls on the Run Maine - Ellsworth Chapter

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and the Down East Family YMCA are thrilled to welcome Girls on the Run (GOTR) back to Ellsworth for a third session this spring Girls on the Run is a 10 week afterschool program for girls in the 3rd-5th grade, Volunteer coaches guide girls through fun lessons that help them understand who they are, the importance of team work, and how they can positively shape the world.

    Free Venous Screening Event

    Coastal Skin Center of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Free screening event for people with varicose and spider veins on February 27, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Coastal Health Center located at 37 Commerce Park in Ellsworth.

    Nicholas Vachon, DPM, Joins MCMH

    Ellsworth, Me – (January 30, 2017) - On December 1, 2016, Nicholas Vachon’s, DPM, Podiatry Clinic became part of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vachon has owned and managed a private medical practice in Ellsworth since 1988.

    Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Offers Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Celebrates CMS Five-Star Rating

    In April of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) changed its quality rating system to be based on one through five stars. Maine Coast Memorial Hospital received a five-star rating for the most recent period of measures, which were released on December 20, 2016. Maine Coast Memorial Hospital was one of only 112 hospitals in the United States to earn a five-star overall hospital quality rating, and the only hospital in the state of Maine to reach this benchmark for the period.In 2015, CMS started providing star ratings to help consumers compare hospitals more easily. The rating is based on reported data around 64 quality measures from seven categories including safety of care, readmissions, and effectiveness of care. Because of the complexity involved in measuring quality for healthcare, the results can be complicated for consumers to understand, the five-star rating system summarizes the complex information already available (on the CMS public website) into a single measurement.All hospitals are constantly looking for ways to improve quality and safety, the CMS measures help hospitals target areas of focus to effectively improve care. To learn more visit Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Located in Ellsworth, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is a member of EMHS, and a 64-bed, full-service hospital serving Hancock and western Washington Counties. Established in 1956, the Maine Coast comprehensive healthcare facility provides emergency, primary and specialty care, acute inpatient, diagnostic, and surgical services. Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, reflecting our commitment to meeting the highest performance standards for patient safety and quality. Maine Coast has earned both national and state recognition for patient safety, outcomes, and patient satisfaction levels. More information can be found at About EMHSEMHS is an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine with nine acute-care, medical-surgical hospitals, a freestanding psychiatric hospital, primary and specialty care physician practices, long-term care and home health and hospice, and ground and air emergency transport services.

    Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Offers Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes

    MCMH Welcomes New Cardiologist

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Cardiologist Adam Grasso, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C. to the Maine Coast medical staff.An experienced cardiologist who worked with Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for nearly a decade, most recently Dr. Grasso practiced medicine with Indian Health Service, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in New Mexico.  When asked why he was drawn to the area he responds, “The area is beautiful, but I was really drawn to the area because of the need for more cardiology care here. I’m really excited to help build a full time program for this community, and help determine the direction of the program to best meet our patients’ needs.”Dr. Grasso received his medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio before completing internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in Seattle.  Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, Dr. Grasso is a professional member of the American Heart Association and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.A lover of the outdoors Dr. Grasso enjoys many of the activities the area has to offer, including hiking, fishing, and skiing (both cross country and downhill). He’s looking forward to exploring the area.Dr. Grasso will be seeing cardiology patients full time at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, extending cardiology program services to a full five days a week to meet increasing patient needs.  The cardiology office is located in the Medical Office Building at 50 Union St. in Ellsworth, and is in Suite 3600. To make an appointment with Dr. Grasso, please call 207-664-5672.

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