Mount Desert Island Hospital serves a close-knit island and surrounding communities through a 25-bed critical access facility in Bar Harbor and a network of area health centers—all designed to provide comprehensive healthcare for residents and visitors.
Since it was established in 1897, the nonprofit hospital has grown into a premier rural healthcare organization with a retirement community and nine regional health centers, including a full-service behavioral health center and a dental clinic.
Today, MDI Hospital employs more than 500 people and is the second largest employer on Mount Desert Island. Our active medical staff includes hospitalists, primary care physicians and practitioners, highly skilled nurses, orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons, psychiatrists, care managers, a board certified emergency physician, an ophthalmologist, a pathologist, a radiologist, a urologist, and a neurologist.
MDI Hospital’s groundbreaking teaching partnership with Penn Medicine, established in 2011, has evolved into a model for future urban-rural partnerships across the nation and has established MDI Hospital as a premier rural hospital for emergency medicine and critical care. The hospital’s Emergency Department, a critical link in Downeast Maine’s trauma delivery system, serves the Mount Desert Island community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
MDI Hospital received a five-star rating, the highest awarded, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2015. In addition, the organization’s inpatient, outpatient, emergency and surgical care services have been consistently recognized by Avatar International, the Leapfrog Group, the National Rural Health Association, Harvard Pilgrim and Healthgrades.