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Services

Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) is a 25 bed facility with the availability of swing bed and special care services. MRH features a strong, cohesive medical staff of Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Physician Assistants in full-time practices. Visiting consultants include Cardiology, E.N.T., Oncology, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Podiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, and Urology.

Millinocket Regional Hospital offers a wide range of comprehensive services featuring highly skilled staff; from modern diagnostic imaging and laboratory services to healthcare education to physical, occupational and speech therapies. For a complete menu of services offered at MRH, as well as more information about these services, please click on the links below.

Ambulatory Services

You don’t need to go far from home to get the treatments you need! MRH offers a variety of ambulatory services ranging from management of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Remicade infusions and Boniva injections for Osteoperosis management to Intravenous Immunoglobulin Administration (Ivig).

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Anesthesia

We provide a full range of anesthesia services including general, regional, and local anesthesia. We also provide sedation for endoscopic and other minor procedures. Postoperatively, we offer postoperative pain management utilizing the latest techniques including patient controlled analgesia, epidural infusions and regional anesthesia blocks. 

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Cancer Care

Our onsite Oncology Clinic, headed up by Dr. Espinosa and Certified Oncology Registered Nurse, Kim Faloon, offers an extensive range of cancer treatments.  Receive the treatment you need, close to home, from the people you trust right here at MRH.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Millinocket Regional Hospital operates an excellent outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program offering individual and personalized treatment plans for those who have experienced angina, congestive heart failure, or recently had a heart attack, heart catheterization, stent, heart valve surgery or bypass surgery. Our Cardiac Registered Nurse, Cheryl Carrell,  will assist patients in achieving their rehab goals which may include: improve levels of fitness, decrease angina symptoms, improve knowledge and symptom management, increase understanding of Cardiovascular disease, assist with risk modification, help individuals return to previous activities, provide support and reduce likelihood of hospitalization.

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Cardiopulmonary Department

The MRH Cardiopulmonary Department serves both inpatients and outpatients with respiratory or cardiac needs. Some of their services include but are not limited to: EKGs, stress tests, nebulizer treatments, ventilators, assist with changing O2 tanks and overseeing oxygen flowmeters and regulators, take home sleep studies,  and complete pulmonary function testing.  For patients who require a higher level of care, inpatient pulmonary rehab is available through the MRH swing bed program.

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Chapman Laboratory

Chapman Lab is an on-site facility offering a variety of services including, but are not limited to:  blood banking, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, serology, body fluid analysis, therapeutic drug monitoring, bedside glucose monitoring, and frozen sections.

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Critical Care Transport

For patients requiring critical care, Millinocket Regional Hospital is linked via ground ambulance (70 miles) and Life Flight of Maine air ambulance (25 minutes) to strong tertiary care services in Bangor. Our ability to stabilize and transfer appropriate critical patients to Bangor extends to patients a complete range of healthcare services.

Diabetes Education

MRH’s Diabetes Education Program is a comprehensive program designed to help participants learn how to manage their diabetes with the help of a Diabetes Nurse Educator and a Dietitian. The Diabetes Education Team includes a Diabetes Nurse Educator who assists with insulin adjustment, pump training, and continuous glucose monitoring program and a Dietitian who is responsible for a dietary evaluation. Learn how to manage your diabetes and live a healthier life!

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Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology

Millinocket Regional Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department offers the best in imaging and radiology services.  A sampling of the services we offer includes: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT), Digital Mammography, DEXA Bone Densitometry, and Nuclear Medicine; including Cardiac Studies and Gastric Emptying Exams.

Our Pictoral Archiving Communication System (PACS) is an image storage and distribution system that delivers instantaneous images and allows for manipulation of post-exposure images; resulting in a faster and higher quality diagnosis.  PACS allows these images to be easily distributed to radiologists, physicians, offices, clinics, specialists and other hospital or imaging centers.

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Ear, Nose, and Throat

MRH’s Otolaryngology Services, more commonly known as ENT, provides treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders.  Dr. Brian Miller services patients of all ages from pediatric to geriatrics for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions.  Some of his specialties include but are not limited to: lesion evaluation and removal, sinus problems & surgery, placement of ear tubes, tonsils & adenoids and vertigo.

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Emergency Room Services

Millinocket Regional Hospital operates a state of the art Emergency Department focused on timely and quality care.  Our ED is staffed twenty-four hours every day by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including highly qualified Physician Assistants, supported by on-call physicians, and Registered Nurses who are trained to care for critically ill or injured patients.  If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Environmental Services

Our team is made up of housekeeping, laundry, and custodian that work together to improve the delivery of patient care by providing a clean environment that is pleasing for patients, staff, and visitors of Millinocket Regional Hospital.

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Family Practice

Millinocket Regional Hospital’s Family Medicine practice offers continuing and comprehensive health care to patients of all ages.  Dr. Edward Dunstan, DO and Jackie Carter, FNP, provide the highest levels of care in treating all types of diseases while also focusing on overall care and preventative measures.

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Food Services

Millinocket Regional Hospital’s Food Services department provides meals to those who are receiving services as inpatient and clinical outpatients. We cater to both the patient’s diet order as well as food preferences.  Our cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch to the public, Monday through Friday, and is open for a la carte items 24 hours a day.

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Infection Control

The Infection Control Department serves all Patient Care and Non Patient Care Services of the hospital, the Medical Staff. The Department of Health, the Community and all patients, their families and visitors. The Infection Control Nurse is available on site 40 hours per week and is available by phone consultation at all other times.

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LifeStyle Fitness Center

Lifestyle Fitness Center is a modern fitness facility which includes a complete line of cardiovascular equipment, full body variable resistance circuit and strength training equipment, fitness classes and a heated indoor pool.  Our qualified training staff will assist you in meeting your fitness goals in a professional friendly atmosphere.

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Nutrition Services

Individuals can meet with our Registered Dietitian, Mark Robinson, to discuss nutrition topics such as balanced healthy eating, weight reduction, or a diet modified for diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, or high cholesterol through Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). MNT includes a review of the patient’s food choices and eating habits, a thorough review of their nutritional health and a personalized nutrition treatment plan. Proper nutrition is essential in improving conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health and wellness profession enabling people to participate in everyday activities that are individualized and patient specific.  Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives due to physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems.  Millinocket Regional Hospital’s  OT services cater to pediatrics, adult and geriatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.

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Orthopedics

Millinocket Regional Hospital has an active, fully staffed Orthopedics Unit headed by Nilesh Patil, M.D. and David Johnson, PA. Our Orthopedics department offers an impressive range of services including shoulder, hip and knee replacement, wrist procedures, sports medicine, tendon repair, and trauma services to patients throughout the Katahdin Region.

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Pharmacy

The mission of the Millinocket Regional Hospital pharmacy is to make the best use of medications. The pharmacy is responsible for providing services and to measure outcomes of patients related to medication therapy; this is done by the Pharmacist with assistance from the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee at MRH.

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Physical Therapy

Millinocket Regional Hospital’s Physical Therapy department will help you get back on your feet!  Our physical therapists assist patients with regaining their overall mobility post general injury, traumatic head injury, vascular accident such as a stroke or aneurysm, or post-surgery.  They also work with patients to correct poor postural alignment and manage lymphedema.  Through exercises such as strengthening and stretching, gait/balance training, different types of soft tissue mobilization, aquatic therapies, and modalities like heat, ice, electric stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, iontophoresis, and biofeedback, our PTs will have you back on track in no time!

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Podiatry

The foot is a complex structure make up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. Because of this complexity, details need to be carefully attended to.  Our Podiatrist, Jil Beaupain, DPM, will do just that!  Whether you have an injury, foot problems resulting from an illness, bacterial or fungal infection or other issues that require attention, Jil will aid you in getting back on your feet!

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Primary Care

Millinocket Regional Hospital’s Primary Care practice offers continuing and comprehensive health care to patients throughout the Katahdin Region.  Rose Ann Hunt, RNC and Randy Jackson,  PA-C provide the highest levels of care in treating all types of diseases while also focusing on overall care and preventative measures.

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Rehabilitative Services

Millinocket Regional Hospital operates community based Rehabilitation and Wellness services that feature trained staff in hospital based therapies and community based exercise programs. White Birch Medical Center, located off campus, offers Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology services. 

Download a PDF of the OT/PT/ST Outpatient Referral Form

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Respiratory Services

Millinocket Regional Hospital offers a varity of respitory services. The clinic will reopen in September and will be headed by Dr. Andrew Dixon M.D. The clinic is currently supported by the pulmonary department and will assist the respitory clinic in the future. The clinic will support all testing including EKG and Industrial PFT. For futher inforation please click on Contact Us.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking has long been noted as one of the leading causes of cancer. It is dangerous and will lead to multiple health problems. Thankfully if a person quits smoking in time, many problems will be prevented and some reversed. Our Smoking Cessation program is for the smoker who truly wants to quit for good.  See FORM for for additional information about smoking cessation.

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Language Pathologist, Jane Bennett, addresses the needs of her patients and assists them in becoming clear and effective communicators.  Jane also assesses, diagnoses and treats swallowing disorders.  All speech and swallowing therapies are available at Millinocket Regional Hospital on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Surgical Services

Millinocket Regional Hospital offers a full range of surgical services including General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Otolaryngology, Endoscopy, ENT and Urology. Our highly trained surgical team consists of five Board Certified Surgeons, three Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s), three Surgical Scrub Technicians and several Registered Nurses. The team uses the latest medical technology to ensure that every patient receives safe, high quality services, while providing personalized patient and family-focused care.

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Swing Bed Services

The MRH swing bed program is designed to enable the patient to “swing” from acute care to rehabiliitation level of care during their hospital stay.  While the actual room does not change, the level of care provided does.  Swing bed programs were created as an alternative to prologned acute hospitaliztion or short term nursing facility placement.

Our swing bed program provides physician visits, 24 hour skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy, as well as pharmacy services, dietary consults and additional services as needed.

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Patient Quality & Satisfaction

The Quality Department focuses on Performance Improvement in all areas of the hospital that provide patient care.  Performance Improvement requires us to measure important aspects of care and then to take actions to make improvements where improvements are possible.

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Urology

Millinocket Regional Hospital offers a variety of urology services provided by Dr. Amhad Abed Elnoor, MD, a general urologist specializing in pediatric urology.  Dr. Elnoor treats a variety of conditions including, but not limited to: Lithotripsy (kidney stones), Bladder Incontinence, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) or enlarged prostate, Cystoscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors.

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