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ByMDNA Staff

Thanks for a great 3rd Annual Golf Tournament!!
A HUGE thank you to our Sponsors, Participants,
Donors and Volunteers for Making it Happen!
Thank you to The First National Bank and First Advisors for
being our Title Sponsor and special thanks to
Marcia Bender and Brenda Fernald for volunteering at the event!
& 9 Hole SPONSORS!
Thanks to our Event Sponsors, Hole Sponsors,
Volunteers and Prize Donors!!!
And finally, MANY MANY thanks
to all of our enthusiastic
Tournament Results:
Sept. 8th 2019
1 st Gross: 56
Tim Ray, Bill Klaver, Bob McKinney, Chris Archer
1 st Net: 50.25
Richard Dow, Cornell Knight, Mark Wanner, Les Harbour
2 nd Net: 52.1
Brian Alderman, Peter Finger, Brent Barker, Bryan Maurais
3 rd Net: 52.5
Barren Yurchick, Emily Lewis, Adam McDonald, Robbie McGuire
4 th Net: 52.95
Matt Lahaye, Jenn Lahaye, Doug Hodgdon, Jack Martel
5th Net: 54.35
Jackie Royal, Carew Blythe, Charlie Wheeler, Hogan Haskell
6th Net: 55.2
Kelli Clark, Mike Clark, Margie Phelps, Brian Goff
7th Net: 55.3
Danny Harper, Jay Pearl, Jim Sawyer, Ryan Cloutier
8th Net: 55.35
Edi Hall, Edd Hamor, Matt Hall, Kelly Kane
Closest to the Pin winners:
#3 Rob Mckenney 4′
#6 Penny Saunders 7′ Ladies only
#8 Matt Losquadro 6’9″
#12 Glenn Megguier 7’1″
Long Drive Winners:
Men: Brent Barker
Ladies: Emily Lewis
MDNA is now 70!
ByMDNA Staff

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.

ByMDNA Staff

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!!

ByMDNA Staff

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!

ByMDNA Staff

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

ByMDNA Staff

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter has arrived!


ByMDNA Staff

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!

ByMDNA Staff

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!

ByMDNA Staff

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!

ByMDNA Staff


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!