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York Hospital 2021 Virtual 5K Walk & Run for Everyone is June 4-13

York Hospital is pleased to announce that our annual 5K IS happening in 2021, but with a virtual twist!  The 2021 York Hospital 5K will be a virtual 5K Walk & Run for Everyone! Participants will be encouraged to lace up any time (and anywhere!) between Friday,...

Online Art Gallery Opens in Celebration of World Art Day, April 15

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has proclaimed April 15 to be World Art Day —a day of celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic...

Vaccine Appointment Reservation Sign Up for Ages 18+ Now Open

York Hospital is pleased to announce that effective immediately, all Maine residents age 18 and over are eligible to register for our vaccine appointment waiting list. Maine residents who have already registered for our vaccine waiting list will not lose their space...

York Hospital Delivers a Shot of Hope on Red Sox Opening Day

York Hospital caregivers are ready to celebrate the Red Sox Home Opener at Fenway Park today. As in previous years, the hospital’s dining team will knock it out of the park with a baseball-inspired menu and caregivers will share their enthusiasm by sporting their...

York Hospital’s Co-CEOs Discuss Their Journeys to the C-Suite

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee (DEIB) chose to profile two of our own female leaders who represent women’s history in the making. A year ago, Robin LaBonte, CFO, and Dr. Jennifer Cutts, CMO, stepped up...

The Covid-19 Vaccine and Your Mammogram – Schedule Now or Later?

Recent media coverage regarding the efficacy of a mammogram, following administration of a COVID-19 vaccine, has caused concern among women planning for this annual test. Reports have indicated that side effects from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine may include swollen...

Kittery Walk-In Care will Re-Open March 22

We are pleased to announce that Kittery Walk-In Care services will re-open on Monday, March 22, 2021. Kittery Walk-In Care temporarily closed on December 5, a carefully considered measure taken to maximize York Hospital’s ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

NEW COVID TESTING CENTER HOURS, EFFECTIVE MARCH 8

EFFECTIVE MARCH 8: YORK HOSPITAL’S NEW COVID TESTING CENTER HOURS WILL BE MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8 AM– 1 PM. In our effort to place our caregivers in the location to best care for all in our community, York Hospital’s COVID Testing Center is reducing its hours. As of March...

York Hospital Vaccine Clinic Wraps Up Successful First Week

We are pleased to report that more than 900 people, including health care workers and older adults age 70 and above, received COVID-19 vaccinations last week at the hospital’s new long-term vaccine clinic in the parish hall at St. Christopher’s Church in York. In...

Message To Our Community Members

To Our Community Members – We’ve heard you.  And this is our promise. . . Simplification of York Hospital’s Covid vaccine registration process to meet your needs. Here’s how we plan to do it. When you begin your online registration process with us next time, you will...

Winter Storm Closures Tuesday Morning, February 2

Due to the prediction of a winter storm by the National Weather Service, York Hospital will be delaying the opening of all non-essential services until 12 p.m. (noon) tomorrow, February 2.  Should storm conditions worsen, we will reassess closure hours.  Please check...

Heart Health Webinar Scheduled for Feb. 11

In recognition of American Heart Month, York Hospital will host a community webinar, “Take Time to Be Kind to Your Heart,” to discuss ways to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and improve wellness. Join Cardiovascular Care of York Hospital physicians...

COVID-19 Vaccine Update, January 20, 2021

York Hospital is now preparing community-facing clinics for those who are age 70 and over, which is in line with state planning. The number of available appointments we will have on a weekly basis will be contingent upon supply provided to us by the state of Maine. We...

COVID-19 Vaccine Update, January 15, 2021

York Hospital is eager to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for our patients over age 70 and those with certain at-risk conditions, following Phase 1B of the State of Maine Vaccination Plan. While we are still awaiting detail from the state regarding the amount of vaccine...

York Lions Club and York Hospital: Together We Serve Local Seniors

We are thrilled to announce that York Hospital’s Hancock Family Fund for Healthy Aging recently received a $35,000 Endowment from the York Lions Club to Improve Health Outcomes for Seniors. Christmas came a little early when the York Lions Club contacted York Hospital...

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for managing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the state of Maine. York Hospital’s vaccination process is guided by their direction. At this time, the CDC’s current focus for...

COVID-19 Testing Information at York Hospital

EFFECTIVE MARCH 8: YORK HOSPITAL’S NEW COVID TESTING CENTER HOURS WILL BE MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8 AM– 1 PM In our effort to place our caregivers in the location to best care for all in our community, York Hospital’s Covid Testing Center is reducing its hours. As of...

Thankful Thursday: Celebrating the Light

This year has directed a spotlight on York Hospital’s frontline caregivers: individuals who are by our patients’ sides along every step of their health care journey. These essential workers attend to our patients’ physical needs in many ways: diagnosing, nursing and...

York Hospital COVID-19 Update

As York Hospital’s Infection Control team continues testing efforts in order to assess its progress containing the COVID-19 outbreak, no new patients have tested positive for COVID, while eight new staff members have received positive results. Additionally, there has...

Vaccinations have Begun for Frontline Staff at York Hospital

We are excited to report that York Hospital’s first shipment of Moderna vaccine was received on December 21, and the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered to caregivers at 8 a.m. December 22. The CDC is currently recommending that COVID-19 vaccine be offered to...

York Hospital COVID-19 Outbreak News and Updates

York Hospital’s Infection Control team, headed by Evangeline Thibodeau, MD, infectious disease specialist, continues its efforts, in tandem with the Maine CDC, to move forward with the testing and investigation of a COVID-19 cluster at the Hospital’s main campus in...

Updated Visitor Guidelines, December 16, 2020.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change weekly and even daily, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide a safe environment for patients and caregivers alike. For that reason, we have further revised our patient visitor guidelines as of December 16, 2020....

Service Changes in Berwick —To Better Care for You

Last Friday we announced that Kittery Walk-In Care would close temporarily on December 5th. This step was taken as part of a plan to maximize York Hospital’s ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among patients and caregivers by carefully focusing caregiver...

York Hospital COVID-19 Outbreak Update

York Hospital’s Infection Control team, headed by Evangeline Thibodeau, MD, infectious disease specialist, continues to focus its efforts on the testing and investigation of a COVID-19 cluster at the Hospital’s main campus in York, under the leadership of the Maine...

COVID-19 Cluster Investigation at York Hospital

York Hospital’s Infection Control team, led by Evangeline Thibodeau, MD, infectious disease specialist, and under the leadership of the Maine CDC, is currently investigating a COVID-19 cluster of four staff members working on the Hospital’s Medical-Surgical team at...

Upcoming Service Changes—To Better Care for You

As we head into the start of the annual cold and flu season, we are also experiencing increased coronavirus activity across the nation. York Hospital is committed to ensuring the ongoing safety of our patients and our staff at all times. To better care for you and the...

York Hospital in Wells Celebrates 20 Years of Service!

On December 4, 2000, the Wells Regional Medical Community opened its doors at 112-114 Sanford Road, Route 109 in Wells, committed to providing convenient, high-quality health care close to home as a service of York Hospital. Two decades later, York Hospital in Wells...

Updated Visitor Guidelines Effective November 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change weekly and even daily, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide a safe environment for patients and caregivers alike. For that reason, we have further revised our patient visitor guidelines as of November 24, 2020....

NOT FEELING WELL? USE TELEHEALTH FOR YOUR NEXT WALK-IN CARE VISIT

Telehealth Walk-In Care Visits are Available Monday-Friday, 10a-5p! It is our pleasure to offer York Hospital Virtual Care – a service that connects you with Walk-In Care providers through your phone, tablet or computer to deliver real-time care and consultation,...

York Hospital Thanks Veterans

On Veterans Day, we would like to honor and thank “our” veterans. One way we do that, today and every day, is through a simple new resource developed by our Spiritual Care Team for patients: a “Thank You” notecard, featuring a United States flag, that can be used to...

November 6 is the Final Day for Drive-Thru Flu Shots

  Influenza vaccinations are available at the following York Hospital community locations: •   At primary care provider visits during regular office hours ‑please call the office first.    •   At the following Walk-In locations: Berwick, Kittery, Sanford, Wells and...

York Hospital Welcomes New Medical Staff in October

York Hospital is pleased to announce three new members joining its medical staff this month. Joshua Keller, MD, has joined Rheumatology Associates, P.A., while Julie Suarez, MD and Jane Vanni, PA are the latest additions to the hospitalist team. Both Dr. Suarez and...

‘Friends of York Hospital’ Awards 2020 Scholarships

A Year Like No Other. . . A year like no other required us to make a few changes to the process of selecting students for our 2020 Friends of York Hospital Scholarship. The Friends of York Hospital Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to graduating seniors...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Breast cancer doesn’t stop—not even for a global pandemic. This October, we would like to take a moment to remind you that patient screening shouldn’t stop either. Mammography saves lives. Yearly...

Need Answers to Health Insurance Questions?

We can help! If you need answers, York Hospital’s Health Care Help Center has Certified Assisters who are trained to help. They will point people in the right direction, whether their questions are about Medicare, Medicaid, Marketplace open enrollment, or other...

The Center for Older Adults Moves to South Berwick

We are pleased to announce that York Hospital’s Center for Older Adults has moved from the hospital campus in York  to a new location at York Hospital in South Berwick, 57 Portland Street, Suite B, in South Berwick, Maine, effective Monday, October 5, 2020....

Introducing the Loving Kindness Chapel at York Hospital

When you pass the Loving Kindness Room in York Hospital’s Hancock Hallway, you will notice some changes. For some time, hospital chaplains have been asked by patients and family members if York Hospital has a chapel. The answer now can be a resounding “Yes.” York...

An Open Letter to our Community

    September 2020   We are filled with gratitude by our community’s generosity, confidence, kindness and action. Your support of York Hospital these past several months has been a critical factor in our ability to keep our community safe and strong....

Back to School in the Time of COVID-19

As schools begin to reopen with remote or hybrid learning models because of the pandemic, many families have questions about safely navigating these uncharted waters and dealing with their new normal. To help address some of these concerns, York Hospital will host an...

York Hospital Welcomes New Director of Emergency Services

York Hospital welcomed Jessica Stevens, MD, MPh, as Medical Director of Emergency Services at the beginning of August. Prior to joining York Hospital, Dr. Stevens held positions in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, Central Maine...
York Hospital Postpones Annual Hancock Classic Fundraiser

York Hospital Postpones Annual Hancock Classic Fundraiser

It was slated to be a magical summer evening in August, 2020, on the lawn of The ViewPoint Hotel overlooking the Nubble Lighthouse. For the fifth year in a row, hundreds of guests were planning to gather to celebrate the achievements of the Hancock Family Fund for...
COVID-19 Testing Info

COVID-19 Testing Info

WHAT KIND OF COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTING DOES YORK HOSPITAL OFFER? York Hospital offers Rapid Result nucleic acid amplified tests (NAAT) and Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assay, transcription mediated amplification (TMA) tests at its Drive-thru Testing Center, 343 Route 1, York,...
York Hospital Welcomes New Physicians in August

York Hospital Welcomes New Physicians in August

  York Hospital is pleased to welcome five new physicians, across a variety of specialties, to its medical staff this August. Glenn Jones, Jr., M.D. and Andrew Oliver, M.D. will be joining Pediatrics of York Hospital’s expanding team, while Sukeerti Kesar, M.D....
York Hospital Welcomes New Physicians in July

York Hospital Welcomes New Physicians in July

  York Hospital is pleased to welcome five new physicians, across a variety of specialties, to its medical staff this July. Christopher Hasslinger, M.D. will be part of York Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Team, while J. Christian Higgins, M.D. joins Interventional...
York Hospital in Wells is Open!

York Hospital in Wells is Open!

As of July 1, all services at York Hospital in Wells—including Emergency, Lab and Imaging—are open for in-person visits. We are thrilled to be able to resume offering a full range of services and care to our patients and our community, so please don’t wait to get the...
Updated Patient Support Visitor Guidelines are Effective June 25

Updated Patient Support Visitor Guidelines are Effective June 25

In order to continue to care for our patients, visitors and our own caregivers in both the safest and kindest way possible, we are pleased to announce that we are implementing the following updated guidelines for our “Patient Support” visitors, to allow one support...
York Hospital Celebrates #prideinside

York Hospital Celebrates #prideinside

The month of June marks Pride Month, a time to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June, 1969. Just last week (over 50 years later), the Supreme Court ruled in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBTQ) people, protecting LGBTQ workers from...
Upcoming Service Changes Announced

Upcoming Service Changes Announced

The York Hospital Leadership Group and Board of Trustees are committed to the hospital’s long-term success in order to support the communities we serve and provide the highest quality, innovative, compassionate health care far into the future. We are currently living...
Dr. Morwood Will Present a Virtual Lunch & Learn on June 24

Dr. Morwood Will Present a Virtual Lunch & Learn on June 24

Grab your lunch at home and join us on Zoom for a virtual version of our popular Lunch & Learn series on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 12–1 p.m. Dr. Michael Morwood, an orthopaedic surgeon at York Hospital and Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, will...
Standing Together for Social Justice

Standing Together for Social Justice

At a time when there is increasing unrest in our local and national landscape, it is important that we revisit our core value of offering Loving Kindness to our caregivers, our patients, and our communities. We stand with you now in commitment to these values, and...
Altrusa International of Seacoast, Maine Cares for our Caregivers!

Altrusa International of Seacoast, Maine Cares for our Caregivers!

The volunteers of Altrusa International of Seacoast, Maine have been very busy! In addition to their many area service projects and fundraising efforts, they recently took great care to ensure that our York Hospital caregivers weren’t hungry in between meals! As they...
York Hospital Breast Care – Open in York and Wells!

York Hospital Breast Care – Open in York and Wells!

Whether it’s a routine mammogram or advanced breast treatment, getting prompt, personal answers and expert care is paramount. York Hospital’s Breast Care service, located at York Hospital in York and Wells, is open and offers the highest quality care in a...
Berwick Walk-In Care Re-Opens!

Berwick Walk-In Care Re-Opens!

We are pleased to announce that our Berwick Walk-in Care, Lab and Imaging services, located at 4 Dana Drive in Berwick, ME, have re-opened for patient visits. The Berwick Pharmacy remains open, and you can now call ahead to get your prescriptions filled.
Kennebunk & Berwick Walk-In Care Updates

Kennebunk & Berwick Walk-In Care Updates

In an effort to consolidate York Hospital resources, we are announcing the closure of Kennebunk Walk-In Care as of May 9, 2020.  We have enjoyed getting to know the Kennebunk community and will miss providing convenient, professional Walk-In care at this location. If...
York Hospital Celebrates Nurses This Week and Every Week

York Hospital Celebrates Nurses This Week and Every Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. York Hospital is prouder than ever to be celebrating National Nurses Week in 2020, as we commend the more than 350 skilled, compassionate caregivers—RNs, LPNs,...
Adaptation and Opening at York Hospital.  Open Since 1906.

Adaptation and Opening at York Hospital. Open Since 1906.

We are pleased to share that we are carefully beginning to phase in many of the services originally suspended due to Covid-19.  We appreciate all of your patience, especially from those who have had to delay long-planned medical care. Several extra precautions have...
Maskmakers, Maskmakers, Made Us Some Masks

Maskmakers, Maskmakers, Made Us Some Masks

Today we salute the sensational sewers and marvelous mask donors whose contributions are helping to keep our hospital staff, patients, and greater community safe. A heartfelt thank you to all who have been working tirelessly behind their sewing machines to help save...
The Recovery Center at York Hospital is Open

The Recovery Center at York Hospital is Open

In isolation, recovery from substance use disorder is challenging, York Hospital’s Recovery Center is the premier seacoast area program offering outpatient treatment for patients with Substance Use Disorders and for those affected by others’ use.  If you need help,...
York Hospital’s Hometown Heroes

York Hospital’s Hometown Heroes

  Danielle Weigant Danielle’s Mask Extenders Brian Wilson Erik Keaton Diehl Denny Dumais RN & Stone, Kathy and Jeff Slattery Mask Strap Adaptors Face Shield Donation Keeping our Frontline Heroes safe is not only something York Hospital is working hard...
York Hospital Home Care Workers Are Running on Dunkin’

York Hospital Home Care Workers Are Running on Dunkin’

Thanks to a generous donation, the hardworking men and women at York Hospital are running on Dunkin’! Dunkin’ provided over 200 five-dollar gift cards and 50 bags of ground coffee to help fuel YH caregivers. As you can see by the photos, members of our Home Care team...
Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, so many thoughtful people have reached out to York Hospital to lend a hand by donating food and supplies for our caregivers. Today we want to acknowledge some generous donors whose contributions are about as perfectly matched as...
Pizza Aplenty for York Hospital Caregivers

Pizza Aplenty for York Hospital Caregivers

Thanks to some thoughtful community members, caregivers in numerous departments across York Hospital have recently enjoyed delicious pizza from a variety of local restaurants. On April 2 and again on April 9, Todd Callioras and Sue Calabre of Litchfield’s Bar &...