Maine, the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England, is famous for its rocky coastline, forested interior, quaint fishing villages and excellent seafood.
This city is the largest community, health care hub and commercial center in the county. The county is blessed with thousands of miles of clear-running streams and hundreds of lakes. The city’s hospitality includes small-town friendliness with the amenities of a big city, but without urban sprawl and congestion.
The community is just 10 miles from the Canadian border; 45 minutes from Grand Falls, New Brunswick; and 154 miles from Quebec. Daily service to Boston provided by PenAir and Alaska Airlines. The community has evolved into a regional service center for commerce, business, education, healthcare, air transportation and recreation. During the winter months, the snowmobiling industry flourishes thanks to extensive highly regarded trail systems.
The Ophthalmology Department is comprised of two Ophthalmologists and two Optometrists, highly trained staff of optical professionals. The new ophthalmology clinic is located on the first floor of the hospital and has a large waiting area. This office consists of ten exam rooms, one procedure room, one work up room and one visual field room. In addition, there are separate areas for dilation and dispensing of contact lenses. The practice utilizes leading edge technologies, including Zeiss, Nidek and Heidelberg imaging and diagnostic systems.
The Medical Center is a 55-bed hospital with over 1,000 employees of whom 65 are physicians and 65 mid-level practitioners. Although not large, the hospital offers diverse and comprehensive services to meet the healthcare needs of the county and the surrounding areas. Key services include: Orthopedic, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Urology, Eye Care, General and Vascular Surgery, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Primary Care.
The hospital has been recognized by national, state and local organizations for their work on high clinical care and exceptional service with an emphasis on patient safety and achieving high clinical outcomes. The facility’s Eye Care provides the largest diversity of eye care services within this system.