Community Education & Special Events at Redington-Fairview General Hospital

In their on-going commitment to promote good health in the community, Redington-Fairview General Hospital will be offering the following educational and wellness programs. Programs are free unless otherwise indicated. All programs will be held at RFGH, 46 Fairview Avenue in Skowhegan. Call 858-2318 for more information and to register.

The American Cancer Society’s “Road to Recovery” program will be discussed on Tuesday, December 6, 9:30 - 10:30 am at RFGH. The Road to Recovery program gives life-saving rides to patients. Volunteer to help by driving someone from your community to their treatment There are no special skills needed.

6th Annual Big Indian Holiday Food & Toy Drive

11/20 12:00PM
Collecting toys & non-perishable food to benefit Skowhegan, Canaan, and Cornville families. Join for a parade like, police escorted ride through Skowhegan. Will be leaving the Fairgrounds at 1:30. Will be a light lunch and raffle. Bring your donations to the Fairgrounds that day or you can drop them off at a sponsor... Canaan Town Office, Hight's Chevrolet, Whittemore & Sons, Canaan One Stop, or Laney's Pit Stop.
Skowhegan Fairgrounds

Food Drive Eagle Scout Project in Skowhegan

11/19 10:00am-1:00pm
Martin Bloom in association with BSA and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has organized a food drive to benefit Mid-Maine Homeless shelter in Waterville. Donations may be dropped off at the Malbon Mills LDS church. We will be collecting door to door. Help us help others!
Malbons Mills road
Skowhegan, Maine, 04957



Beth Hill New Coordinator for Lifeline Personal Response System

Beth Hill New Coordinator for Lifeline Personal Response System


When Beth Hill, the new coordinator of the Mid Coast Senior Health Center’s Lifeline medical alert system, speaks about Lifeline, she speaks from experience and from the heart.  She discovered the service several years ago when while caring for her father who had multiple sclerosis.           

Hill follows in the footsteps of Rhode Jones, whose name and face is well known throughout the community for her personal caring and meticulous attention to Lifeline subscribers.  Jones recently retired after 10 years with Lifeline, which she expanded from about 300 to approximately 600 disabled and elderly individuals from 33 to 103 years old, in 25 communities from Yarmouth to Wiscasset.          

Lifeline helps individuals maintain independence.

Poinsettia Ball to benefit Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care at MCMH

Poinsettia Ball to benefit Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care at MCMH


The 20th annual Poinsettia Ball sponsored by R. H. Foster, Machias Savings Bank and WABI TV5 will be held on Saturday, December 3,  at The Ramada in Ellsworth and will benefit the new cancer center at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.  All patrons who support the Ball at the $1,000 level or greater will have their name placed on a permanent plaque that will be displayed in the Mary Dow Center.

The evening begins at 5:30 P.M., includes a catered meal by Chipper’s Restaurant, dancing to the live music of The Tony Boffa Band and an opportunity to win a $1,000 shopping spree donated by Beal’s Jewelry, The Grasshopper Shop, Rooster Brother and Simone’s Restaurant.

Tickets are $95 ($60 tax deductible) and are available online at www.mainehospital .org or by calling 664-5548. Come celebrate the season and support the Mary Dow Center expansion project.

Hancock County Diabetes Support Group meeting at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

The next Hancock County Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Boardroom at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

            The topic for this program will be “Safe Diabetes Web and Resource sites”.  We will be visiting some of these sites to see the information that they provide and give you the opportunity to decide which ones might be useful for you. You can find everything from new treatment options to recipe videos to blogs where you can ask questions and interact with others with diabetes. Come see if any of this would assist you in your daily dealings with diabetes.

            The Hancock County Diabetes Support Group, which meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Welcomes new Trustees

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Welcomes new Trustees



Ellsworth – At Maine Coast Hospital’s annual meeting on September 27, 2011, Rebecca Sargent of the Ellsworth law firm of Rebecca J. Sargent, Esquire was elected to a two-year term as Board Chair of the Hospital.  She succeeds Robert D. Merrill as Board Chair.  Additionally the following officers were elected:  Adin Tooker, Vice-Chair, Debra Ehrlenbach, Treasurer, and Robert Williams, Secretary.

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Trustees.  

Scott Kimball is District Manager for the Ellsworth District of Dead River Company. Mr. Kimball was President of Hamel Fuels when the company was sold to Dead River Company.   He currently lives in Ellsworth and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth.  Mr.