Stories about Houlton Regional Hospital


Fire destroys Littleton machine shop, damages nearby home

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 23, 2011, at 9:31 p.m.
An early morning fire destroyed a machine shop Tuesday and damaged parts of a nearby house at 1552 U.S. Highway 1. The cause of the fire, which began about 12:30 a.m. in the original section of the large shop, has not been determined, Littleton Fire Chief Dwight …

Houlton hospital closer to obtaining digital mammography equipment

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 01, 2011, at 7:42 p.m.
Houlton Regional Hospital is getting closer to securing digital mammography equipment thanks to donations and fundraising efforts. The Houlton Regional Health Services Foundation recently accepted a $25,000 donation from Katahdin Valley Health Center, another significant health care provider in southern Aroostook and Penobscot counties. The foundation kicked …

Bruises, burns and broken bones: Are doctors ready to call it child abuse?

By Meg Haskell on June 23, 2011, at 7:49 p.m.
ORONO | Physicians are often the first to examine babies and children who have been injured deliberately at the hands of their parents or other adults. The locations of bruises or burns, specific types of fractures and elevated levels of certain blood enzymes are among the red flags that …

Birth announcements from Houlton Regional Hospital, May 26-28

on May 31, 2011, at 6:05 p.m.
Houlton Regional Hospital To Jason and Janet Little of Hodgdon, a daughter, Sadie Grace, May 26, 2011. To Matthew and Kylie Donahue of Houlton, a son, Payton Dale, May 26, 2011. To Rebecca and Jessie Smith of Littleton, a son, Cameron Dustin,  May 27, 2011.Story continues below advertisement. To Khylee …
At the Bangor Public Library open forum Monday evening, the predominant color was red in support of the EMMC nurses who voted for a strike in response to an impass in labor negotiations.

EMMC nurses risking five-day lockout as they plan second strike

By Meg Haskell on April 26, 2011, at 8:40 p.m.
BANGOR | With the second nursing strike in six months looming next week, the rhetoric is heating up between administrators at Eastern Maine Medical Center and the approximately 830 unionized registered nurses who work there. The nurses’ threatened one-day strike is set for May 5, with a previously scheduled …

Fort Kent hospital lays off 4, cuts back administrator salaries

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 24, 2011, at 9:39 p.m.
FORT KENT,  Maine — A major health care facility in the St. John Valley has cut a number of administrative positions, reduced remaining administrators’ pay by 2 percent and restructured its operations in order to stabilize its finances. Northern Maine Medical Center has eliminated four administrators and shifted job responsibilities …

Houlton hospital, nurses fail to work out contract

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2010, at 10:43 p.m.
A fourth negotiation session Thursday evening, this one overseen by a federal mediator, failed to resolve a contract dispute between about 100 unionized nurses and administrators at Houlton Regional Hospital. A fifth meeting has been scheduled for January even though an extension of the existing contract will …
Dr. James Madix, center, the chief of radiology at Houlton Regional Hospital, points to an image on the screen on Wedneday, Nov. 3 as Elizabeth Dulin, left, the executive director of the Houlton Regional Health Services Foundation, and Sue McLaughlin, radiology department manager, look on. The foundation recently kicked off a campaign to raise $200,000 to upgrade the hospital so it is equipped with a digital mammography machine.

Fundraiser targets mammography equipment

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 04, 2010, at 7 p.m.
HOULTON,  Maine — When women go to a hospital or clinic for a mammogram, most take it for granted that the exam will be conducted using a digital machine. But a number of rural hospitals and facilities, including Houlton Regional Hospital, still do not have a digital mammography machine. Now, …

VA health care services expanding in The County

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:57 p.m.
A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program in northern Maine will allow veterans in that region to receive greater access to health care closer to home.