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Machias - Down East Community Hospital welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Henry Jao.  Dr. Jao will start seeing patients in January 2017 at the Orthopedic Building on the hospital campus.


On Friday, October 28, Down East Community Hospital and Arnold Memorial Medical Center signed a partnership agreement.  With the agreement, Dr. Steven Weisberger’s primary care practice will become a department of Down East Community Hospital and he and his staff will become part of the DECH family.  The transition of Dr. Weisberger and his staff to become employees of the Down East Community Hospital is in process with an expected go-live date of February 1, 2017.  Dr. Weisberger will continue to see patients at Arnold Memorial Medical Center. 


Machias – Lisa Seeley, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of Bangor Savings Bank’s Machias and Jonesport offices, presents DECH CEO, Dennis Welsh with a $30,000 donation for the Emergency Department expansion project.


Machias - George and Mary Beth (Bagley) Gaddis generously contributed $10,000.00 toward the Emergency Department expansion project at Down East Community Hospital.  This act of kindness should come to no surprise to those who know the Gaddis’ who have contributed to many community projects over the years.  George and Mary Beth both have deep roots in the community and are deeply committed to the area and to the people who live here. 


Down East Community Hospital’s 2016 Employees of the Year have been chosen! 


Machias – On Wednesday, October 26, Down East Community Hospital and Machias Savings Bank came together to announce the community phase of the capital campaign to build the new Emergency Department.  The Capital Campaign Committee had raised over 1.2 million of the targeted 1.5 million by contacting and meeting with individuals, companies, and philanthropic organizations.  Many of the Machias Savings Bank employees applauded the hospital's effort.  In appreciation of all the widely ranging services, from women's care to nursing homes, the MSB employees delivered over 250 Halloween whoopie pies to DECH staff across four locations.


The ceremonial ground breaking of the DECH Emergency Department expansion took place on July 20.


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.


On Tuesday, January 27, 2016, Down East Community Hospital signed an agreement to work with Emergency Department management and staffing firm BlueWater Emergency Partners.


Leap Year Baby | 03/01/2016
Blake Alexander Ampuja, Down East Community Hospital’s leap year baby of 2016, was born at 5:10pm. Monday.
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