Author Archives: MDNA Staff

Now Hiring!

RN Recruitment

We are in search of a Full -Time or Part-Time Registered Nurse (20-40 hours/week).

Come join our team at the Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) and help us with our mission to keep the Island “HEALTHY at HOME”!

Please call or email Heather Lewis at

Don Robinson

Don Robinson gives MDNA a "thumbs up"In the Fall of 2017, I finally went to Boston and had the hip surgery that I had tried to fend off for way too long!  As I expressed concern about returning home post-op and living alone with only my dog, my PT suggested (and my doctor seconded) that I pop by your “World Headquarters” in Northeast Harbor to introduce/acquaint myself with your staff and services. I met Elise and others. Everyone couldn’t have been more accommodating and nurturing, if you will. I left with a shoe horn, sock aid, raised potty, walker, a few other items that would soon become indispensable, and an anti-anxiety, secure feeling that I would be somewhat prepared for the ensuing journey of recovery.

Once back on MDI, Elise and the MDNA team came by the next morning. She & Company hit the ground running—checking my vitals, setting things up, throwing in a bit of PT for good measure. Both the friend who had transported me home and I were amazed at the convenience and proficiency of the service. Relief was the word that kept popping up. However, Elise did dash our plans for a Friday Night trip to the movies at Reel Pizza. My friend returned home but was so impressed with MDNA that he even left a donation! 

Now alone, I enjoyed the warmth and comfort of Indian Summer on the Sound—all and only possible because of MDNA. I was so glad to be away from hospitals and inspired to learn all I could from your staff to be able to take care of myself so as not to have to return to the hospital. There were many ground-zero, re-learning moments in the complicated process of recovery but everyone at MDNA was incredibly considerate, patient, and proficient. MDNA staff provided me with the critical morale boost I needed during the 2 weeks under your care. Marti taught me how to breathe/exhale properly when doing my exercises. She also taught me how to get in and out of my car with ease —to say nothing of the many simple, take-for-granted tasks of daily living.

I could go on in praise of MDNA.  The agency was a wellspring of relief for me during that critical period of my recovery. MDNA was the bridge between the inpatient care and the excellent outpatient therapy. That bridge makes MDI a perfect place to recover from surgery.

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It’s #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is HERE!!
#GivingTuesday is a chance to give back to your community and support those who are unable to afford but need our care as stated in our mission we serve patients on MDI and the Outer Islands regardless of their ability to pay.

So, thank you for helping us be the best (and only) home health care agency on MDI….a treasured resource for almost 70 years….

Join our 2nd Annual Stethoscope Open Golf Tournament Happening SOON!

You don’t have to play golf to join the fun at the Stethoscope Open!

Sign up NOW for

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Mainely Meats BBQ (including two drink tickets)

5:30 p.m. (or there about)

at the Northeast Harbor Golf Club


Games/Raffle/Auction   ALL to benefit the Mount Desert Nursing Association

Please call us to sign up!  Or call to sign up a TEAM (a few spaces left) or sponsor a hole!!!


Thanks also to our 18 Hole, 9 Hole and other Hole Sponsors!!

2018 Annual Meeting

Thank you to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust for funding a portion of our Annual Meeting this year! A special thank you to Jill Goldthwait for speaking at the event and to Senator Angus King and his office for arranging a message for the meeting. And THANK YOU to all of our guests for your enthusiastic support!

Job Posting—Join our Team!

At Mount Desert Nursing Association, RN not only means Registered Nurse, it means: Reassuring Neighbors, caring for our Island Community and keeping MDI and the surrounding Islands “Healthy at Home”.

We are ready now for you to discover our brand of Patient-Centered Island Independent home health care and what it can mean for YOU to be a part of the Heart of our Community.

Full Time/Part Time/Benefits /Sign-on Bonus Available. Home Health Care Experience Preferred.
To find out how you can join our team of experienced and dedicated staff serving the health care needs of seasonal and year-round residents on MDI, Swan’s Island and the Cranberries, please call Heather Lewis.  207-276-5184

Welcome Emily!

Please join us in welcoming Emily Smith, CNA, as part of our full-time MDNA team!

Emily comes with 5 years of home health and hospice experience and many years in our community.

We are very excited to have Emily on our team!

We LOVE our Donors!!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and a huge THANK YOU to our Donors and Supporters!!  Thank you for a fantastic year!!!

318 donors supported our 2017 Appeals (including 57 first time contributors!) who combined to contribute a total of $104,918 surpassing our 2017 Annual Fund goal of $100,000!

Welcome Katy Guthrie, PT!

Please join us in welcoming Katy Guthrie, Physical Therapist, as our newest member of the MDNA team.  Katy was born and raised on Mount Desert Island. She completed her education at The University of New England and most recently worked at Seaport Village Healthcare.  We are very excited to have Katy deliver care to our community of patients!