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Ronan Officially Named President of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

Release Date - Aug/17/2017

M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announced today that John Ronan, FACHE, has been named president of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Ronan has led Blue Hill since 2014 and has been acting president at Maine Coast since late 2016.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Announces “Starlight Evening” – a Fundraiser for the Emergency Department

Release Date - Jul/10/2017

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) invites community members and summer residents alike to purchase tickets to “Starlight Evening” to celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the hospital. Proceeds from this inaugural fundraising event will support the BHMH Emergency Department.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Hosts 6th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Release Date - Jun/26/2017

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold its sixth annual Women’s Wellness Fair at The Bay School in Blue Hill from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes Kristen Hayward, CNM

Release Date - Mar/02/2017

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Kristen Hayward, CNM to Blue Hill Women’s Healthcare (BHWHC). Certified Nurse Midwife Kristen Hayward joined Blue Hill Women’s Healthcare on February 6.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Announces Investment in State-of-the-Art CT (Computed Tomography) Scanner

Release Date - Jan/10/2017

On December 12, 2016 Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) started using a brand new state-of-the-art CT (Computed Tomography) Scanner. CT scans are diagnostic medical tests that produce multiple cross-section images of inside the body to examine and evaluate injuries from trauma, detect cancers, assess results of a surgery, diagnose vascular diseases, and more.

BHMH Named 2016 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Patient Experience

Release Date - Oct/27/2016

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is well known for providing quality, patient-centric care.

Castine Community Health Services to Offer Tobacco Cessation

Release Date - Oct/16/2016

The group will meet every Thursday for four weeks, ending on Thursday, November 17, to mark the “Great American Smokeout Day”.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Celebrates Completion of On-campus Helipad

Release Date - Sep/30/2016

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) staff gathered this morning to unveil a new helipad, which further promotes their commitment to providing safe, high quality care. Community members, hospital staff and trustees, and representatives from LifeFlight of Maine (LifeFlight) were all in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Blue Hill Women’s Health Care to Host 5th Annual “Birth” Day Party in the Town Park

Release Date - Aug/28/2016

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

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Hosts 5th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Release Date - Jun/08/2016

Blue Hill, ME (June 3, 2016) – Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold its fifth annual  Women's Wellness Fair at the Bay School in Blue Hill from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.  Lead sponsors for this year's "Get on Board with Women's Wellness" event include Bar Harbor Bank and Trust and The Bay School. 

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Leads the Nation for Cleanliness Among Small Hospitals

Release Date - May/08/2016

Blue Hill, ME (April 25, 2016) –Avatar Solutions, a leading provider of Patient, HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), Employee, and Physician Surveys, recently announced its 2015 award-winning hospital partners.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy

Release Date - Jan/18/2016

Blue Hill, ME (January 18, 2016) – Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Ruth Calas as its new Director of Philanthropy. Click to read more.



Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Earns 2015 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award - Honored with National Distinction for Patient Care

Release Date - Dec/10/2015

For the third year in a row, The Leapfrog Group has named Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) to its annual list of Top Hospitals.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Offers Flu Clinics

Release Date - Oct/11/2015

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will be offering flu clinics by appointment or walk-in for patients of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Family Medicine practices.  Click for more.

Blue Hill Community Walking Trail Grand Opening

Release Date - Oct/11/2015

Together with the Town of Blue Hill, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital welcomes community members to celebrate the opening of the Blue Hill Community Walking Trail.  Click for more.

Blue Hill Women’s Health Care to Host 4th Annual “Birth” Day Party in the Town Park

Release Date - Sep/09/2015

Blue Hill, ME – (September 9, 2015)  Once again, Blue Hill Women’s Health Care (BHWHC), a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold a “Birth” Day party.  Click for more.

Work to Begin on Blue Hill Community Walking Trail

Release Date - Aug/30/2015

Blue Hill, ME (August 24, 2015) – Together with the Town of Blue Hill, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is investing in a community walking trail to be located near the skating rink on Union Street.  Click for more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and the Blue Hill YMCA announce the 2nd Annual Blue Hill Community Race Series

Release Date - Jul/30/2015

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

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Explores Options for On-Campus LifeFlight Landing Location

Release Date - Jul/21/2015

Blue Hill, ME (July 20, 2015) – Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has begun work to bring a state-of-the art helipad on to its campus for LifeFlight of Maine. Click to read more.


Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Hosts 4th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Release Date - Jun/15/2015

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold its fourth annual  Women’s Wellness Fair at the Bay School in Blue Hill from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital to host Blood Drive

Release Date - Jun/08/2015

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will once again host the American Red Cross Blood Donor Bus on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Earns Five-Star Rating for Patient Experience

Release Date - Apr/30/2015

Earlier this month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a new star rating system for hospitals. The rating system was created to help consumers be able to compare hospitals more easily on a relative scale.  Click to read more.

Castine Community Health Services to Offer Weight Management Class

Release Date - Apr/12/2015

Castine Community Health Services, (CCHS) a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, announces a weight management class beginning on Thursday, April 23.contact their primary care provider for a referral, or for more information, call Castine Community Health Services at 326-4348. Click for more.

Blue Hill Cardiovascular Medicine to Move into Temporary Space

Release Date - Mar/28/2015

Blue Hill, ME - (March 27, 2015) – Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) will begin preparing its campus to allow for Blue Hill Cardiovascular Medicine to move out of the Sussman Medical Office Building and into temporary space.  Click for more.

Blue Hill Women’s Health Care to Offer Childbirth Education Classes

Release Date - Mar/11/2015

Blue Hill Women’s Health Care announces a series of Childbirth Education classes this spring.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Family Medicine to Offer Pain Management Group

Release Date - Mar/11/2015

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Family Medicine announces an eight week pain management group, with meetings beginning on Tuesday, April 7. Click to read more.

Winter Issue of BHMH House Call Available Now!

Release Date - Feb/04/2015

Read about a local TLC patient and his experience at BHMH, physiatry services, imaging enhancements, interviews with surgical services staff, and the many ways that BHMH has been...Connecting With Our Community. Click to read.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital to Host Blood Drive on February 6

Release Date - Feb/03/2015

Blue Hill, ME (January 29, 2015) – Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will once again host the American Red Cross Blood Donor Bus on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Click for more.

Castine Community Health Services to Offer Tobacco Cessation

Release Date - Feb/03/2015

Blue Hill, ME - (February 3, 2015) – Castine Community Health Services, ( CCHS)  a department of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, announces a tobacco cessation class beginning on Monday, February 23rd .   Click for more.

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.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital to Work with Bucksport Regional Health Center

Release Date - Dec/18/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) and Bucksport Regional Health Center (BRHC) are working together to expand healthcare services in Bucksport.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Awarded Top Rural Hospital Distinction

Release Date - Dec/04/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Awarded Top Rural Hospital Distinction.  Click to read more.

Nine rural Maine hospitals recognized in Leapfrog’s annual top hospitals

Release Date - Dec/04/2013

Nine rural Maine hospitals recognized in Leapfrog’s annual top hospitals.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Announces December Program for Living with Cancer Speaker Series

Release Date - Nov/27/2013

On Thursday, December 5, at 10:30 am at the Blue Hill Library art therapist Hilary Chermak will lead an expressive arts class.  Click to read more.

BHMH Employees Make A Difference In Our Community This Thanksgiving

Release Date - Nov/12/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will help our community by accepting donations for the Tree of Life Food Pantry in Blue Hill.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Continues Living with Cancer Speaker Series

Release Date - Oct/29/2013

Hillary Schneider, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for the American Cancer Society, will present “The Affordable Health Care Act.”  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Ranks in Top 10% Nationwide for Patient Safety and Quality

Release Date - Oct/17/2013

BHMH ranked in the top 10% nationwide out of 1,324 participating hospitals. Click to read more.

Island Family Medicine to Offer a Quit Smoking Program

Release Date - Oct/15/2013

Island Family Medicine announces a smoking cessation series of classes to begin on Thursday, October 31.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Announces Fall/ Winter Series – Living with Cancer

Release Date - Sep/25/2013

The series, Living with Cancer, will include a fantastic presentation given by oncologist Dr. Philip Brooks, information on the Affordable Care Act, a creative art session, and a talk overviewing the wealth of cancer-related resources our community has to offer.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Physician Assistant to Blue Hill Orthopedics

Release Date - Sep/23/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Barrett Grimnes, PA-C to Blue Hill Orthopedics.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Promotes Mark Hankinson to Director of Clinical and Support Services

Release Date - Sep/23/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to announce that Mark Hankinson, former manager of BHMH’s rehabilitation services, has been promoted to Director of Clinical and Support Services.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Provider

Release Date - Sep/12/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Fred Watters, FNP to the organization.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Women’s Health Care Adds New Physician

Release Date - Jul/26/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is pleased to welcome Richard Littlefield, DO, FACOOG specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology to the Blue Hill Women’s Health Care practice.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital to Hold 6th Annual 5K Fun Run Race

Release Date - Jul/26/2013

Blue Hill, ME - (July 26, 2013) - Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) will hold its sixth annual 5K road race and one-mile family walk on Saturday, August 3.  Click to read more.

BHMH Named Among Nation's Most Wired

Release Date - Jul/11/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Sebasticook Valley Hospital were recognized in the healthcare’s most wired category.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Trustee Andrew Laslie Appointed to EMHS Audit and Compliance Committee

Release Date - May/21/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) Trustee Andrew Laslie, CPA has recently been appointed to the EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare System) Audit and Compliance Committee.  Click to read more.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Receives Awards for High Quality Care

Release Date - Apr/26/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is being awarded two honors by Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality services.  The awards are for Exemplary Service and for Exceeding Patient Expectations.  Click to read more.
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