Mount Desert Island Hospital serves a close-knit island and surrounding communities through their hospital in Bar Harbor and a network of area health centers—all designed to provide comprehensive for residents and visitors.
Since it was established in 1897, the nonprofit hospital has grown into a premier rural health care organization with a retirement community and nine regional health centers, including a full-service behavioral health center and a dental clinic.
Today, MDI Hospital employs more than 500 people and is the second largest employer on Mount Desert Island. Their active medical staff includes hospitalists, primary care physicians and practitioners, highly skilled nurses, orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons, psychiatrists, care managers, a board certified emergency physician, an ophthalmologist, a pathologist, a radiologist, and a urologist.
Thanks to a groundbreaking teaching partnership with Penn Medicine, established in 2011, MDI Hospital is known as a premier rural hospital for emergency medicine and critical care. In 2016, MDI Hospital was named Trauma Hospital System of the Year by Maine EMS. The hospital’s Emergency Department, a critical link in Downeast Maine’s trauma delivery system, serves the Mount Desert Island community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.