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!


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!

MDI Marathon

Run the most scenic & runner-up best overall marathon—the MDI MARATHON!

Better yet—Run for Good by running for MDNA with the Beyond the Finish Line charity fundraising program!  For more details, visit:


MDNA Golf Card

2017 Stethoscope Open Golf Tournament and Picnic

A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who volunteered to make our Inaugural Golf Tournament a success!!!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!!

Tournament Sponsors

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
First National Bank
Darling’s Auto Mall
Royal Promotions

Atlantic Brewing Company
FT Brown
LS Robinson Allen Agency
Little Notch Bakery

Maine Point
Lagunitas Brewing Company
The Neighborhood House

Hole Sponsors

Kathy & John Adams—
in Memory of Ruth Jordan
ArborGreen Tree Service
Ariana Rockefeller Designs
Artful Designs Hair Care—
in Honor of Emma Lansing
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
B.C.M. Construction Inc.
Judy Benson—in Memory of AFG
Judy Benson—in Memory of AGG
Bright side Boat, Inc.
Lela Cannon—in Memory of Harlie Smith
Carisa’s Salon
Carroll Drug Store
Carroll Harper & Associates Inc.
C.E. Bucklin & Sons, Inc.
The Chart Room
Christopher Smith Galleries
Coastal Computers, LLC (2)
Coastal Energy
Connectivity Works
Coston & McIsaac, CPAs
Joanne & Marshall Eaton—
in Memory of Lawrie Eaton
Susan & Ralph Erickson—
in Memory of Dr. David Reiber
Falt Builders
Feather Light Logging
G & G Electric, Inc.
Mazzie Gogolak—
in Memory of Tricie & David Scull
Julie Havener—in Memory of Phillip Havener
Haynes Brothers Carpentry
Haynes Garage Inc.
Henry R. Abel & Co.
Horton, McFarland & Veysey, CPAs
James A. Nolan Electrical Contractor
Jordan-Fernald Funeral Homes
Kimball Terrace Inn
The Knowles Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
LE Norwood & Sons Inc.
McEachern & Hutchins, Inc.
MDI Tree Service (2)
Merchant, Needham & Associates
Milk & Honey Kitchen
Moseley Cottage Inn
Northeast Harbor Masonic Lodge #208
Parsons’ Lobster
Pine Tree Market
Quimby House Inn & Spa
The Quit Company, LLC
Robert M. Graves Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Salsbury’s Organics
Savage Forest Enterprise, Inc.
Sawyer’s Specialties/Sips (2)
Side Street Café
S.R. Tracy Painting Contractor & Paint Shop
Star Gallery
The Thirsty Whale
Town Hill Market
Tracy Alley Paint Shop
The Upper Deck
West End Drug Co.
Wikhegan Old Books (2)

Beal’s Lobster Pier
Dean Barrett
Mike Kelley
Troy Lewis
Chris Moore
Steve Philbrook


Welcome New Staff

Elise O'Neil, RN Nurse Director

Elise O’Neil, RN Nurse Director

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.

Heather Lewis, Office Manager

Heather Lewis, Office Manager

“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.