Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356

DEC News

The staff at Milbridge Medical Center was recently recognized by the Maine Immunization Program for being one of 11 facilities to have reached the highest percentage for both males and females (11—18 years of age) who have received all three doses of HPV vaccine.
The Muskie School of Public Service Patient Safety Academy will award Down East Community Hospital’s Quality Improvement Nurse, Erin Ingalls, RN, BSN, CNOR, CPPS, with their Rising Tide Award. 
The employees of A.C. Inc. on Beals Island proudly presented DECH Board Chair, David Whitney, with the $15,000 donation that put the Emergency Department Capital Campaign over the $1,000,000 mark.
Down East Community Hospital, BlueWater Emergency Partners, and Sunrise Opportunities come together to support the efforts of ARISE Addiction Recovery Inc. in improving access to addiction recovery services and recently presented ARISE founder, Paul Trovarello, with a donation in the amount of $7,500.
The ceremonial ground breaking of the DECH Emergency Department expansion took place on July 20.

Mr. Corey Schwinn was voted onto the DECH Board of Trustees.  Corey is the Clinical Director for Sunrise Opportunities and also works as an independent contractor at the Washington County jail. 
Last fall, members of the Machias Rotary donated their time and hard work to reclaim the beauty that once was the Hospital courtyard.  They weeded and cut back old growth and then planted hundreds of tulip bulbs. 
On Monday, May 23, 2016, Tony McKim, President & CEO of First National Bank, met with DECH Board Chair, David Whitney, and DECH President & CEO, Dennis Welsh at First National Bank’s Bar Harbor branch to present them with a ceremonial $25,000 check representing their very generous donation to the DECH Emergency Department Expansion.
On Monday, May 16, 2016, DECH Board Chair, David Whitney, and DECH President and CEO, Dennis Welsh met with Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Susan Albee, Branch Relationship Manager, Machias and Maureen Lord, VP, Regional Branch Relationship Manager, to personally thank them for their generous $50,000 donation to the Emergency Department expansion project.
The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is proud to honor Geri Bryant, Administrator of Sunrise Care Facility in Jonesport, Maine, as a 2016 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award
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