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Introducing the Loving Kindness Chapel at York Hospital

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...
Fighting the Flu

Fighting the Flu

Local experts discuss the role of vaccines in safeguarding public health and ways to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season.

Flu Shots Now Available at York Hospital. New Drive-Thru Option!

Flu Shots Now Available at York Hospital. New Drive-Thru Option!

Influenza vaccinations are readily 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...

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. Providing safe,...
Back to School in the Time of COVID-19

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 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 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at its Drive-thru Testing Center, 343 Route 1, York, Maine. Before being tested, please...
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 &...
COVID-19 Updates from York Hospital

COVID-19 Updates from York Hospital

The Leadership Team at York Hospital would like to recognize all of the hard work and engagement from our Caregivers. Because of this, the hospital has made incredible strides during these last 6 weeks of focused Covid preparation and response. The talents,...
Wark Family of York Donates 3D-printed Face Shields to York Hospital

Wark Family of York Donates 3D-printed Face Shields to York Hospital

The members of the YH community aren’t just thoughtful, caring, and generous—they’re also creative and industrious. Julie Wark, an RN from our care management team at York Hospital in Kittery, and her family are no exception!  Over the past few weeks, they have been...
Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Covid-19

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Covid-19

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. York Hospital is working with public health partners at all levels and will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available. Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions April 8, 2020 What is York...
Donations for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Donations for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

As we focus on responding to COVID-19 and protecting our patients, staff, and community, we are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we have received. If you are interested in donating supplies or funds to York Hospital, please review the following...
Reduced Hours for York and Wells Lab Service

Reduced Hours for York and Wells Lab Service

York and Wells outpatient lab hours have temporarily changed to the following: York Hospital Outpatient Laboratory 15 Hospital Drive, York, Maine 03909 Phone: (207) 351-2348 Open: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-4PM; Sat 8AM-12PM Closed Sundays Outpatient Lab at York Hospital in Wells...
Community Support: Mindfulness Apps

Community Support: Mindfulness Apps

In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. Science tells us there are a few things that can genuinely help: meditation and social connection. Today, we’d like to highlight two mindfulness resources that are...
York Hospital in Berwick Temporarily Suspends Some Services

York Hospital in Berwick Temporarily Suspends Some Services

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 to our patients and caregivers: Walk-in Care, Lab and Imaging services located at 4 Dana Drive in Berwick, ME will be temporarily unavailable as of March 24.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will reinstate these...
Thank you to our Community!

Thank you to our Community!

We greatly appreciate all of the concern coming from our community members regarding proper protective equipment supplies.  We would like to reassure you that we have Maxxair PAPRS, TYVEK jumpsuits, N95’s, Isolation Gowns and everything essential to keeping our...
York Hospital’s Updated Approach to Covid-19 Testing

York Hospital’s Updated Approach to Covid-19 Testing

In order to best protect the community and our health care workers, and in accordance with updated CDC recommendations, York Hospital has adjusted our approach to patient testing. Testing is recommended for the following patients: Patients who have symptoms (cough,...
Imaging Scheduling Update

Imaging Scheduling Update

IMAGING All non-essential imaging appointments, scheduled through April 20, have been postponed.  Patients will be contacted for rescheduling.  This includes, but is not limited to: Screening Mammograms Lung Cancer Screening CT Exams Flouroscopy Exams Pain Injections...
Preparedness, Not Panic for COVID-19 at York Hospital

Preparedness, Not Panic for COVID-19 at York Hospital

COVID 19 INFORMATION PACKET   York Hospital is prepared to keep Caregivers, Patients and the Community Safe As Caregivers at York Hospital continue to prepare for COVID-19 treatment and screening, the steadfast commitment to safely caring for our patients and our...
Caregiver Spotlight for February, 2020

Caregiver Spotlight for February, 2020

We are pleased to introduce Kristen Gustavsen, Performance Improvement Specialist for York Hospital.  Kristen spent her youth here in York and is happy to call it home, all these years later. Growing up she spent a lot of time as a child in the YH Emergency Room while...
CMS Report Regarding York Hospital Surgeons

CMS Report Regarding York Hospital Surgeons

Loving Kindness, patient safety, and expert care are our top priorities at York Hospital. We are here to provide the best care for our patients. We put their needs and wishes first whenever safely possible. York Hospital is certified by the Center for...
York Hospital Receives Donation from Big Andrew Foundation

York Hospital Receives Donation from Big Andrew Foundation

York Hospital is pleased to announce that it recently received a $7,500 donation from the Big Andrew Foundation in support of Living Well with Cancer Fund programs. This generous contribution is the end result of fundraising that happened in conjunction with the 12th...
York Hospital Presents Open Mic Evening Feb 27

York Hospital Presents Open Mic Evening Feb 27

York Hospital Presents: Open Mic Night! Thursday, February 27, 2020 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., York Hospital Café All are invited to help us kick off a series of FREE Open Mic entertainment events in the YH Café, on Thursday, February 27th at 7pm!  The evening’s...
Welcome to Medicare Programs 2020

Welcome to Medicare Programs 2020

Are you, or is someone you know, turning 65 soon? Do you have patients turning 65? York Hospital works with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) to offer FREE one-on-one counseling sessions and monthly seminars at the York Public Library for community members who...
Bridges Volunteer Program Builds Family

Bridges Volunteer Program Builds Family

York Hospital Caregiver, Brianna Young, RN, and her husband Brian, who live in Berwick, have been volunteering for the Bridges Program for almost two years.  Throughout their time volunteering, they have visited Ronald Dutton on a weekly basis. Ron lives alone now,...
Dr. Michael Morwood Presents Robotic Assisted Hip Replacements

Dr. Michael Morwood Presents Robotic Assisted Hip Replacements

York Hospital will be hosting a Lunch & Learn on Robotic Assisted Hip Replacements and Common Causes for Hip & Knee Pain. Michael Morwood, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will present on Friday, March 20, 2020 from...
York Hospital Volunteers Honored by York Public Health Council

York Hospital Volunteers Honored by York Public Health Council

We are proud to share that York Hospital volunteers Sue Patterson and Neal Sherman were honored December 23rd at the York District Public Health Council Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Sue was nominated by Sally Manninen, YH’s Choose To Be Healthy Coalition director,...
York Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of 2020!

York Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of 2020!

We are extremely pleased to introduce the first baby born in 2020 to the York Hospital family! A beautiful baby girl, Rhea Maylene Caramihalis, was born at 4:48a on Saturday, January 4th to parents Ashley and Cory Caramihalis. Rhea entered the world at 7 lbs, 3 ounces...
Episodes 3 of SeaTown, York Hospital’s first podcast, is now available!

SEATOWN, YORK HOSPITAL’S FIRST PODCAST IS COMING SOON!

Erich Fogg, PA-C MMSc. and Kathryn Ford bring informative, educational and entertaining episodes of SeaTown. Episodes will keep you updated on hospital happenings and medical topics ranging from new technologies, services and facilities to guest interviews and...
Breakfast With Santa Photo Gallery

Breakfast With Santa Photo Gallery

York Hospital’s dining room was the place to on the morning of December 6 because a very special guest stopped by! Santa heard an earful of Christmas wishes (from children of all ages!). And, we have it on good authority that he left with a full tummy and a...
New Lab & Imaging Hours at York Hospital in South Berwick

New Lab & Imaging Hours at York Hospital in South Berwick

Patients of York Hospital in South Berwick, please be advised that our Lab & Imaging services have reduced holiday hours. The schedule below will be in effect through January 2. We apologize for any inconvenience. LAB HOURS Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. IMAGING...
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA IS ON DECEMBER 6 @ 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA IS ON DECEMBER 6 @ 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT THE YORK HOSPITAL CAFE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th Join Santa for Breakfast and let him know what’s on your list! Santa Claus will stop in for breakfast in York Hospital’s Dining Room on Friday, December 6th, 7:30a to 9:30a. YH staff members’...
York Hospital Pilots School-Based Telehealth Visits in Maine

York Hospital Pilots School-Based Telehealth Visits in Maine

We are pleased to report that the first telehealth visit between Sanford Junior High School and York Hospital took place on Thursday, October 24 at 12:45p. This is not only a first for York Hospital, but it was also the first school-based teleheath visit in the State...
Aging Advantage: Expo for Healthy Aging in York, Nov. 9

Aging Advantage: Expo for Healthy Aging in York, Nov. 9

Join York Parks & Recreation, York Hospital and York Community Services for the first Healthy Aging in York Expo. This event will showcase all the amazing services, resources, volunteer opportunities and more, for our 50+ population. There will be a vendor fair...
PRENATAL YOGA BY GLOW AT YORK HOSPITAL’S LIVING WELL CENTER

PRENATAL YOGA BY GLOW AT YORK HOSPITAL’S LIVING WELL CENTER

Connect, strengthen, breathe, move, and relish in the unforgettable experience of prenatal yoga during this milestone in your life when the body/mind connection is of the utmost importance. With intentions of birth and motherhood preparation, we will inspire deep...
Mom & Baby Yoga by Glow at the Living Well Center

Mom & Baby Yoga by Glow at the Living Well Center

A refreshing class specifically designed for moms and babies (newborn to pre-crawling). Centering, breathing, stretching, and strengthening make this class a vital part of motherhood! This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and connect with yourself and...
Caregiver Spotlight – Meet KD!

Caregiver Spotlight – Meet KD!

We are pleased to introduce Catherine, a.k.a. KD, a physical therapist at York Hospital Rehab Services in South Berwick. KD joined York Hospital as a PT assistant 13 years ago after graduating with a bachelor’s degree. She continued her education, achieving her...
York Hospital to Host Emergency Care Focus Group September 4

York Hospital to Host Emergency Care Focus Group September 4

Are you interested in joining an Emergency Care Focus Group? York Hospital is conducting market research with area residents regarding its Emergency Care services in York and Wells. We are looking for local people to provide insights and learning that can potentially...
York Hospital and YCSA Convene Social Services Summit

York Hospital and YCSA Convene Social Services Summit

A group of nearly 30 social services providers from southern York County met on Monday, August 5 at the York River Landing to discuss collaborative efforts to strengthen “wraparound” care for the under served in our community. After hearing from representatives from...