Stories about Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Mercy Health System of Maine will be absorbed by Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

Merger of Eastern Maine Healthcare, Mercy Health likely to shake up southern Maine market

By Whit Richardson on Oct. 03, 2013, at 5:27 p.m.
Portland's Mercy Health System of Maine has signed a deal to merge with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

EMHS signs deal with Portland’s Mercy Health

By Jackie Farwell on Jan. 14, 2013, at 12:55 p.m.
Mercy Hospital in Portland

EMHS bid for Portland hospital brings questions about effect on patients

By Jackie Farwell on Dec. 11, 2012, at 6:50 p.m.

Boston health care suitor didn’t trust Mercy’s numbers, memo reveals

By Jackie Farwell on Dec. 11, 2012, at 6:48 p.m.
Lobster traps sit stacked on the Casco Bay Bridge abutment in South Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, with Portland's waterfront behind them. The greater Portland metro area now counts for more than half the state's economic output.

Portland area now accounts for most of state’s economy. What happens to the rest of Maine?

By Whit Richardson on Nov. 23, 2012, at 12:54 p.m.
The family of Sarah Robinson, who was honored with the Terry Fox Award posthumously at the Champion the Cure Challenge on Saturday, listens to presenters at the event. Laurel Hartley (left) is comforted by Ben Robinson, Sarah's husband, and Sarah and Ben Robinson's daughter, Morgan Robinson. Robinson's twin sister, Lindsay Turner, and Turner's fiance, Ben Fagan, sit behind them.

Woman’s work to build cancer hospitality house recognized at Brewer event

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 18, 2012, at 4 p.m.

Penobscot Community Health Care joins effort to improve health of Medicare patients

By Jackie Farwell on July 30, 2012, at 5:43 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Sears

As whooping cough spikes, Aroostook hospital vaccinates employees

By Jackie Farwell on June 14, 2012, at 5:17 p.m.
A LifeFlight helicopter lands at Millinocket Regional Hospital.

LifeFlight raising money to add airplane to its fleet of helicopters

By Jackie Farwell on April 16, 2012, at 5:56 p.m.
Michael Crowley, president of EMHS Healthcare Charities

$55,000 taken from Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems fundraising nonprofit

By Jackie Farwell on March 20, 2012, at 11:52 a.m.
A recent Medicare survey ranked hospitals in the Bangor region, including the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, 10th nationwide for patient satisfaction.

Bangor-area hospital patients among happiest in nation

By Jackie Farwell on Nov. 23, 2011, at 3:45 p.m.
The surveys ask how well doctors and nurses communicated with patients, managed their pain and explained their treatment.

Building to be named for man who died outside Down East hospital

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Sept. 13, 2011, at 6:31 p.m.
Research assistant Anna Sitarski conducts toxicity tests on lung cells at the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health in July 2009 at the institute's laboratory in Bangor. MIHGH will discontinue the centerpiece of its biomedical research program in September, according to an official of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

Genetics institute to terminate central research function

By Meg Haskell on July 17, 2011, at 3:40 p.m.

Patient co-pilot checklist for safety — Part 1

By Dr. Erik Steele on June 27, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.
Michelle Hood, CEO and Pres of Eastern Maine Healthcare, moderates a forum discussing a partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to improve patient care in area medical facilities. Photo taken in Brewer on Monday, June 13, 2011.

Local health care providers pledge support to reduce hospital infections and errors

By Meg Haskell on June 13, 2011, at 5:55 p.m.

Medical officials target Somerset County’s poor health rankings

By Christopher Cousins on June 04, 2011, at 5:20 a.m.

Leaders stress importance of early education to business

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 01, 2011, at 6:47 p.m.

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems joins regional purchasing collaborative

By Meg Haskell on April 19, 2011, at 11:26 a.m.

High-pressure fundraising calls prompt effort to reduce potential for scams

By Eric Russell on April 18, 2011, at 2:31 p.m.

Move and Improve fitness program under way in Bangor

By Meg Haskell on Feb. 27, 2011, at 5:49 p.m.