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FLU VACCINE Information at York Hospital

Flu Season is upon us, and this year it is just as important as ever to make sure you get your flu shot! For your convenience, York Hospital is scheduling Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics at the York Hospital Vaccine & Testing Drive-Thru location (adjacent to York...

COVID-19 Testing Information at York Hospital

COVID TESTING CENTER HOURS: Monday – Friday 8 am – 1 pm COVID TESTING LOCATION: 343 U.S. Route 1 (adjacent to York Walk-In Care) York, ME  03909 THE FOLLOWING CLINICAL CARE PATHWAYS FOR COVID-19 TESTING ARE AVAILABLE AT YORK HOSPITAL, WITH A PROVIDER ORDER:...

Online Art Gallery Now Featuring William Harby Paintings

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition. Paintings by the late William Harby (1927 – 2015) are on view until October 14, 2021. Harby, whose careers in art and engineering alternated and overlapped for much of his life, spent many of his most...

August is Immunization Awareness Month

Did you know? August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). In 2021, this annual observance comes during a time of heightened awareness surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, and also serves as a reminder about the importance of getting ALL recommended vaccines...

COVID-19 Third Dose Vaccine Information for the Immunocompromised

The FDA has announced approval of a third (booster) dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Following Maine CDC guidelines, you qualify for the Moderna vaccine if you have:      Been receiving active cancer...

Wound Center Receives 2020 Center of Distinction Award

    We are pleased to announce that the York Hospital Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center has again been named a Center of Distinction by Healogics in recognition of outstanding clinical performance and high patient satisfaction rates in 2020. Healogics is...

2021 Friends of York Hospital Scholarship Recipients Announced

  The Friends of York Hospital are pleased to congratulate the five student applicants who were selected to receive college scholarships to facilitate their pursuit of careers in health care. Friends of York Hospital President Kate Ford, along with Judith...

York Hospital Welcomes New Medical Staff This Summer

York Hospital is excited to welcome the following physicians and providers to its medical staff this summer. June brought Mark Cartier, MD, to Kittery Family Practice, Ali Al-Awan, MD, to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, and Breast Radiologist, Kristen Koconis, MD,...

York Hospital is OPEN Monday, July 5

The Independence Day Holiday is Monday, July 5 . . . and York Hospital will be OPEN! We hope everyone enjoys a happy and safe holiday weekend. York Hospital services will be open, as usual, on Monday, July 5 to take care of your health care needs, whether routine or...

York Hospital Vaccine Clinic Has Moved to York Walk-In Care

The York Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine clinic changed venue as of Tuesday, June 22 and is now located at York Walk-In Care, 343 U.S. Route One in York. Anyone age 18+ may register for COVID-19 vaccine by calling our hotline at 207-752-8685 to make an appointment. CLINIC...

Meet the CEO Webinar Scheduled for June 24

York Hospital will host a webinar to introduce recently hired president and CEO Patrick Taylor, MD, MBA, to the community on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. During this virtual event, Dr. Taylor will speak about the personal and professional journey...

Online Art Gallery Now Featuring Kevin Molloy Photographs

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at York Hospital’s online Art Gallery. The work of photographer Kevin Molloy is now on view, from June 15 to August 14, 2021. Kevin is a passionate landscape photographer, many of whose images feature...

York Hospital Welcomes New Medical Staff

York Hospital is pleased to welcome the following recent arrivals to its medical staff. Katherine Balzano-Cowan, CRNA and Michael Dunnington, CRNA have joined the Anesthesia team, while Lindsey Sprague, PA-C, is the latest addition to the hospitalist staff, providing...

Providing Positivity through Plants

Lia Haram, a sophomore at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science in Portland, is the daughter of Eric Haram, York Hospital Recovery Center Director. Lia, and all Baxter Academy students, embarked on a year-long project that was sustained partly through “Flex...

Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on June 6

On Sunday, June 6, people from coast to coast, and globally, will celebrate the 34th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, with the goal of promoting more resources, research, and legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life. It has been a tradition for...

Memorial Day Hours at York Hospital Service Locations

If you need immediate care during the long holiday weekend, we’ll be here for you. Wells Walk-In & Emergency Care is open 8 am –7 pm daily and, as always, York Emergency Care is open 24/7. In addition, the following services will have adjusted hours for Memorial...

Cancer Care Webinar Scheduled for May 20

As COVID-19 continues to evolve, concerns regarding the effects of both the virus and vaccine remain at the forefront for those with a cancer diagnosis. On Thursday, May 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., please join York Hospital Oncologist Marilyn McLaughlin, MD, as...

OB/GYN Services Now Available at York Hospital in Sanford

Effective May 6, OB/GYN Services are available at York Hospital in Sanford! York Hospital provides exceptional and complete obstetrical and gynecological care and services for women at every age and stage of their lives. Please call 207-351-3455 to make an...

Vaccine Appointment Phone Sign Up NOW Available for ANYONE Age 18+

  Anyone Age 18+ May Register NOW for their COVID-19 Vaccine – Call our Hotline at 207-752-8685 to make your appointment! Following today’s announcement by the Maine CDC, effective immediately, York Hospital will register all ANYONE (non-residents included) in...

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...

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...

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...