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Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Awarded Top Rural Hospital Distinction

Release Date - Dec/03/2014

Recognition Highlights the Nation’s Premier Hospitals for Safety and Quality 
 
For the second year in a row, The Leapfrog Group has named Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) to its annual list of Top Hospitals.

Does Your Hospital Help You to Breathe Easier?

Release Date - Nov/12/2014


Seven EMHS hospitals are once again being recognized by the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network for excellence in creating a tobacco-free environment for patients, employees, and the community.  Click to read more.

BHMH Sponsors Student-Initiated Health Fair at George Stevens Academy

Release Date - Nov/10/2014

As part of the new Nonprofit Experience program at George Stevens Academy (GSA), a comprehensive Health Fair for students evolved. Click to read more.

BHMH Employees Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer with the Help of Suzy's Scissor Shack

Release Date - Nov/05/2014

Blue Hill, ME - (October 31, 2014) – The sign hanging in the window of Suzy’s Scissor Shack says: “Get Pinked.” When the Island Fishermen’s Wives organization starting talking about what group they would like to support for the month of October, they agreed it should relate to Breast Cancer Awareness.  Click to read more.

Smoking Cessation Series

Release Date - Oct/15/2014

Island Family Medicine (IFM), a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, announces a smoking cessation series of classes to begin on Thursday, October 30.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes Thomas Bugbee, MD to Island Family Medicine

Release Date - Sep/30/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Thomas Bugbee, MD to its Island Family Medicine (IFM) practice.  Dr. Bugbee has been practicing in BHMH’s  Emergency Department since 2012. Click for more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Purchases Building Adjacent to Campus

Release Date - Sep/23/2014

Blue Hill, ME - (September 23, 2014) - Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to announce the pending purchase of 45 Water Street in Blue Hill.  Click for more.

Blue Hill Women’s Health Care Hosts 3rd Annual “Birth” Day Party in the Town Park

Release Date - Sep/09/2014

Once again, Blue Hill Women’s Health Care (BHWHC), a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital held a “Birth” Day party.  Click to read more. 

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Certified Nurse Midwife

Release Date - Aug/07/2014

Blue Hill, ME - (July 17, 2014) - Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Tiana Larson, CNM to the Blue Hill Women’s Health Care practice. Click to read more. 

Ronan Named Chief Executive Officer for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Release Date - Jul/28/2014

Blue Hill, Maine – (July 25, 2014) – M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announced today that John Ronan, FACHE, who has been serving as the hospital’s interim president and CEO, is now the permanent chief executive officer
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Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and the Blue Hill YMCA announce the Blue Hill Community Race Series

Release Date - Jul/24/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) and the Blue Hill YMCA (a department of the Downeast Family YMCA in Ellsworth) are teaming up for the upcoming race season.  Click here for more.

Six EMHS Hospitals Named Among the Nation’s Most Wired for 2014

Release Date - Jul/15/2014

Six EMHS hospitals are at the forefront of using information technology to improve patient care, based on the results of a 2014 survey published by the American Hospital Association.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Release Date - Jun/16/2014

Blue Hill - A Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is taking place on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Women’s Wellness Fair in Blue Hill. The Fair will be held at the Bay School, located on 17 Bay School Drive.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Hosts 3rd Annual Women’s Wellness Fair

Release Date - Jun/16/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold its third annual  Women’s Wellness Fair at the Bay School in Blue Hill from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 26.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital to Host Blood Drive on June 11

Release Date - Jun/02/2014

Blue Hill, ME (June 2, 2014) – Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will once again host the American Red Cross Blood Donor Bus on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

EMHS Members Recognized at National Level for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

Release Date - Jun/02/2014

(May 29, 2014) - Five EMHS members have earned recognition in exceptional performance in 2013 from Avatar Solutions, a national organization that measures and compares hospital safety and patient satisfaction based on patient, employee, and physician surveys.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Healthy Acadia and Healthy Peninsula Partner with the Blue Hill Farmers’ Market to Double the Value of SNAP Dollars at the Market

Release Date - May/19/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Healthy Acadia, Healthy Peninsula and the Blue Hill Farmers’ Market are excited to partner together to offer a “Double Your Benefit” Initiative at the Blue Hill Farmers’ Market this summer.  Click to read more.

BHMH Celebrates Employees with Years of Service Awards

Release Date - May/13/2014

The Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) cafeteria was packed on Tuesday, May 13 with physicians, nurses, managers, and staff who enjoyed a full breakfast prepared by the dietary staff.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Family Medicine to Host Open House Events

Release Date - Apr/29/2014

The family medicine practices of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) are hosting a series of Open House events during the first week of May.  Click for more information.

George Stevens Academy Hosts 2nd Annual Community Service Fair

Release Date - Apr/15/2014

George Stevens Academy (GSA) is hosting its second annual Community Service Fair this Thursday, April 17, 2014.   Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Making Improvements in Diagnostic Imaging

Release Date - Apr/10/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) Diagnostic Imaging announces new and expanded services for patients.   Click to read more.

Roraff to Take on New Role at EMHS; Ronan named interim CEO

Release Date - Mar/31/2014

Blue Hill, Maine – (March 27, 2014) – M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announced today that Greg Roraff, FACHE, president and CEO of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, and senior vice president of EMHS, has accepted a new position in the system.  Click to read more.

Your Health Matters: Preschool – The Most Important Grade?

Release Date - Mar/24/2014

On Saturday, April 5th, Blue Hill residents will have the opportunity to vote to provide the financial support for a public preschool program at the Consolidated School. Although three quarters of all children participate in preschool programs nationwide, many people are unsure about how to measure the cost and benefits, particularly of public preschool programs that are funded by taxpayer dollars.  Click to read more.

BHMH Ranks in the Top 5 in the State of Maine for Patient Experience

Release Date - Mar/06/2014


Blue Hill Memorial Hospital recently ranked as the 5th best hospital in the state of Maine and 10th best in New England for patient experience!  In addition, BHMH has the highest ranking in Maine for patients who reported that their room and bathroom were “always” clean.  Please click for more.

Kathy Lirakis, RN, MSB, MBA, CPHQ assumes role as Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Release Date - Feb/28/2014

Kathy Lirakis, RN, MSB, MBA, CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) will be assuming the role of Interim Chief Nursing Officer.  Click to read more. 

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes Michael Murnik, MD as New Medical Director for Family Medicine Practices

Release Date - Feb/11/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Michael Murnik, MD to its medical staff.  Click to read more.

Bucksport Rehabilitation Services Expand with New Women’s Health Program

Release Date - Feb/05/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital’s (BHMH) rehabilitation services in Bucksport has recently expanded its services to include a new women’s health program. Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Awards Employee with “Rockstar of the Year”

Release Date - Feb/02/2014

During the course of the year, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) employees are recognized by their peers, managers or visitors for taking action and going above and beyond their normal duties... Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital to Host Blood Drive on February 7 in Honor of Surry Resident

Release Date - Jan/21/2014


BHMH will be honoring a local community member at this blood drive.  Surry resident Judy Smith has been fighting cancer (Multiple Myeloma.)  Along with Judy’s friends and family, BHMH is eager to spread awareness about the importance of giving blood.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Announces January Program For Living with Cancer Speaker Series

Release Date - Jan/07/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH), along with the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Tradewind’s Pumped Up to Fight Cancer fund, have co-sponsored a series of programs this fall and winter designed for cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. 

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Offers Expanded Programs for Diabetes Education

Release Date - Jan/06/2014

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) will offer expanded diabetes classes in both one-to-one and group offerings starting in January.

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