York Hospital in Wells
WELLS WALK-IN CARE & WELLS EMERGENCY CARE
Wells Walk In Care offers convenient walk-in care by a trusted, experienced team of caregivers … and we also offer Wells Emergency Care: an emergency service staffed by board certified emergency physicians, for when your needs are more critical. Both services are designed for quality care, speed, accuracy and great patient experiences – and now are able to treat every type of emergency – from cuts and bruises to more acute needs, like broken bones or chest pain. Support services such as STAT lab tests, on-site imaging technology and a brand new electronic medical record system mean less time spent in the center, and more time enjoying your summer.
PEACE OF MIND
For serious cases, our center provides a fast treat-and-transfer process to York Hospital where further treatment, such as cardiac catheterization, emergency surgery, or inpatient admission for evaluation can begin in minutes. We welcome you to trust your health care to the experts at York Hospital.
SERVICES | WELLS
Hours of Operation
- Wells Emergency & Walk-In Care: 8AM – 7PM, Everyday
- Imaging: 8AM – 7PM, Everyday
- Lab: Mon – Fri 7AM – 6PM; Sat 8AM – 12PM, Closed Sun
- Other services vary. Call (207) 646-5211 for details.
York Hospital in Wells
112 & 114 Sanford Road, Wells, Maine 04090
Take I-95 North to Maine. Take the Wells/Sanford Exit #19. Take a LEFT at the first set of lights after the toll booth. Travel approximately 1.5 miles. York Hospital in Wells will be on the RIGHT.
Take I-95 South to the Wells/Sanford Exit #19. Take a LEFT at the first set of lights after the toll booth. Travel approximately 1.5 miles. York Hospital in Wells will be on the RIGHT.
On Route 109: Continue East. From the intersection of I 95 and Route 109, continue East on Route 109 for approximately 1.5 miles. York Hospital in Wells will be on the RIGHT. From Route 9: Travel Route 9 towards Wells until it intersects with Route 109. From the intersection of I 95 and Route 109, take a RIGHT onto Route 109. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles. York Hospital in Wells will be on the RIGHT.
SAVE THE DATES!
2019 HOLIDAY PARADES & EVENTS
We are happy to report that York Hospital will hit the road, literally, with our 2019 holiday spirit, participating in the holiday parades and events below.
Our theme this year will be more merry
than ever. . . more details about all of these events will be shared in upcoming newsletters. All are encouraged to cheer us on and be part of the festivities! If you are interested in being part of the York Hospital “float-illa” in any of the parades, mark your calendars now and please give a shout out to Friendraising at (207) 351-2385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- KENNEBUNK • CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30h
The fun begins at 5p, when York Hospital elves will share holiday whoopie pies in Downtown Kennebunk
while Santa lights the Christmas tree in Kennebunk’s Tibbetts Plaza!
- BREAKFAST WITH SANTA • YORK HOSPITAL CAFE • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus will stop in for a breakfast buffet in York Hospital’s Dining Room on Friday, December 6th from 7:30a to 9:30a. YH staff members’ families, along with area families, are invited to stop in for a chat with Santa and receive a small toy!
- SANFORD PARADE • HOLLY DAZE • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
The parade begins at 5:30p. The parade route (approx. ½ mile) begins on Main Street at Dairy Queen and ends at The MidTown Mall.
- SOUTH BERWICK • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
Downtown South Berwick will come alive with its annual holiday celebration on Friday, December 6th from 5p to 7p. Local stores and businesses will stay open and the streets will be filled with music, people, crafts and yummy treats. York Hospital in South Berwick will be in the thick of it with holiday whoopie pies, coffee and hot chocolate, and fun activities for the family!
- YORK FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
The parade begins at 4:30p at Foster’s Clambakes at Axholme Road, finishing at Village Elementary School!
- KITTERY PARADE • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
The parade begins at 3p at Post Office Square and will follow the traditional route through downtown Kittery and conclude at the John Paul Jones Park with the tree lighting.
- OGUNQUIT PARADE • CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th
The 33rd annual parade begins at 3p. Plan to arrive before 2p at the parking lot across from “That Place in Ogunquit” restaurant, at the entrance to Perkins Cove. The parade route follows Shore Road to Ogunquit Center, down Beach Street, ending in the Lower Lot on River Road around 4p
- WELLS CHRISTMAS PARADE • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th
The 34th annual parade begins at 2p at The Wells Plaza on Route 1. If you’d like to join us on the float, meet at YH in Wells at 1p. Leave your car there and we'll take the float to the parade and back when done at approximately 3p.
Dr. James Stuart, Surgery Associates of York Hospital, has been on staff here in York since January of 1974. While the “usual” background information regarding his education and medical training
is interesting to know, even more interesting is the institutional history and the anecdotal information that Dr. Stuart has stored up the sleeves of his white coat after more than four decades of being a provider and a caregiver at York Hospital! We would like to take this opportunity to share a bit of both types of information. Dr. Stuart received his BA from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, and his MD from | Wayne State University College of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a Rotating Internship at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and a Residency in General Surgery, also at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Stuart is Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow at the American College of Surgeons.
Back in the 1970s when Dr. Stuart joined York Hospital, there were no ambulances for the hospital. The local undertaker transported patients to the hospital in a vehicle similar to a modern hearse. When ambulances did start being used to transport patients to York Hospital, it was Dr. Stuart who trained the first EMTs riding on the ambulances. In 1974 there were 10 physicians total at York Hospital. If you stop Dr. Stuart in the hall today, he will still be able to tell you their names and what most of their work schedules were! On most Saturdays, the physicians would eat lunch in the cafeteria together – oftentimes with other employees or patients’ families. Another example of the kind of tight-knit community that defined York Hospital even back in the 1970s is that when Dr. Stuart performed surgeries, the assistant in the OR was typically the patient’s referring doctor, as opposed to another general surgeon or first assist.
These anecdotes illustrate that the philosophy of Loving Kindness has been an important aspect of how York Hospital has grown over the past four decades, and that Loving Kindness has guided Dr. Stuart as a physician, a caregiver and a colleague for more than 40 years. Kudos to Dr. Stuart—thank you for being an ambassador for York Hospital and a role model for all of us!