Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Invests in Community Volunteers with MCMH
Photo L-R: Timothy F. Tunney, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust VP & Team Leader, Downeast Region Business Banking; Chelsea Sawyer, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Branch Relationship Manager; April Hartford, MCMH Director of Dietary and Nutrition Services, Director of Volunteer Services; Mary Townley, Poinsettia Ball and Chefs’ Gala Volunteer; Marian Wells, Front Desk and Surgical Center Desk Volunteer; Russell Grohe, Front Desk Volunteer.
ELLSWORTH, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust invests in the communities of Hancock county in many ways, but at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital their support touches the lives of each patient that walks through the doors. For six years, the bank has supported the volunteer program at the hospital providing funding for meals, uniforms, and supplies. “Every person who comes into the hospital is impacted by our volunteers – from the person greeting you at the door to give you directions, to the delivery of supplies in nearly every department, all the way to the clean table tops in the cafeteria. Our volunteers help in big and little ways every day,” says April Bellatty, Director of Volunteer Services.
Hospital volunteer programs are vital to any hospital’s ability to fulfill their mission, but they also help bridge the connection between the community and the hospital. Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s volunteers build friendships with one another, staff, and patients – research indicates that people who volunteer in their communities are healthier, happier, and even live longer.
If you would like to volunteer at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, or in one of their clinics, please contact the hospital at 207-664-5337 and ask to speak with the director of volunteer services.
About Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
Located in Ellsworth, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is a member of EMHS, and a 64-bed, full-service hospital serving Hancock and western Washington Counties. Established in 1956, the Maine Coast comprehensive healthcare facility provides emergency, primary and specialty care, acute inpatient, diagnostic, and surgical services. Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, reflecting our commitment to meeting the highest performance standards for patient safety and quality. Maine Coast has earned both national and state recognition for patient safety, outcomes, and patient satisfaction levels. More information can be found at www.mcmhospital.org.
EMHS is an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine with nine acute-care, medical-surgical hospitals, a freestanding psychiatric hospital, primary and specialty care physician practices, long-term care and home health and hospice, and ground and air emergency transport services.