Our Spring Newsletter has arrived!
Our Spring Newsletter has arrived!
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!
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!
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!
We would like to announce that the Mount Desert Nursing Association has been awarded the CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) Accreditation under the CHAP Home Health Standards of Excellence and CHAP has recognized that MDNA has “demonstrated a commitment to providing quality patient care and services”. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, MDNA has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider. This means that we will be eligible for Medicare reimbursement in the near future!
CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that MDNA meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long term viability. Simply stated, adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care.
A huge THANK YOU to all who have supported us to make this happen!
Thank you to all who supported MDNA by purchasing a Brady Shirt Raffle Ticket! We are happy to announce our winner Tim Gott — Congratulations, Tim!!! Thank you for supporting MDNA!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who volunteered to make our Inaugural Golf Tournament a success!!!
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!!
Atlantic Brewing Company
LS Robinson Allen Agency
Little Notch Bakery
Beal’s Lobster Pier
Please welcome our new Nurse Administrator, Elise O’Neil, BSN, RN and Office Manager, Heather Lewis
MDNA’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that Elise O’Neil R.N. has been hired as of December 5th, 2016 as the in-home nursing care agency’s Nurse Administrator. She joins Heather Lewis, MDNA’s Office Manager who came to MDNA this past spring to lead the organization as it pursues Medicare (and other insurance credentialing) accreditation.
“This is a great time for MDNA as we transition from a purely private service to a public/private agency that will be able to serve many more patients while maintaining the caring character and professional service that is our trademark. These two competent administrators are like a ‘Dream Team’ and we feel lucky to have them at MDNA,” said Board Chairman Rick Fuerst. Elise and Heather come to MDNA from Community Health Center in Southwest Harbor (
part of the MDI Hospital system) where Elise was an RN Care Manager and Heather was the Office Manager. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge about healthcare in a community setting as well as program development for overall wellness.