By Robbie McKay, Lincoln News • April 12, 2018
MILLINOCKET – Millinocket Regional Hospital is announcing that Dr. Nilesh Patil has received a faculty appointment to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Pittsburg. Dr. Patil will not only be practicing orthopedic surgery but also will be teaching medical students as well.
Dr. Patil began his career at MRH in December of 2011, and he and his family have become an integral part of the community. Not only was he involved with the hospital, but his wife Dipti works there as a preventative health coach. She will be pursuing educational and employment opportunities at UPMC as well. Bob Peterson, MRH’s CEO, acknowledged that the area will miss the Patil family when they leave this Friday.
“We wish (them and their sons) all the best as they begin their new adventure in Pennsylvania. We will miss them very much, but have been blessed to have them as friends and colleagues,” Peterson said. “We hope to see them again soon and that we remain a vacation destination for them and their two sons in the years to come.”
Dr. Patil is thankful for the time he and his family has spent in Millinocket.
“I appreciate the support of the community and I have enjoyed my tenure at Millinocket Regional Hospital serving all of my patients,” he said. Dipti feels the same way.
“Millinocket will have a special place in our heart as it would always be remembered as a place where we started our first job, our kids went to their first school and met their very first friends,” she said. “We would like to thank everyone for the love and support provided by the community to our family.”
While Dr. Patil is leaving MRH, Dr. John Gluscic is returning to Millinocket to continue the work of Northern Penoscot Orthopedics. He offers a full range of orthopedic procedures allowing MRH to remain strong in that field.
MRH’s Peterson is looking forward to a bright future, one that includes Dr. Gluscic in the hospital family.
“We are very fortunate to be able to transition from Dr. Patil to Dr. Gluscic and maintain full orthopedic services for years to come,” he said.
About Millinocket Regional Hospital
Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital nestled at the base of Baxter State Park that provides vital healthcare services to those who live, work and play in the Katahdin Region. Beyond the friendly staff and award-winning patient care, MRH provides an impressive range of specialty and general services; with a recent expansion resulting in the addition of eight new specialties and a Walk-In Care facility. In 2016, MRH was recognized as the Cleanest Hospital in New England by Becker’s Hospital Review and received a five star rating on the Medicare Quality Scale. Providing jobs to approximately 250 people, MRH is the largest employer in the Katahdin Region and a crucial economic force within its community. For more information, please visit www.mrhme.org or www.facebook.com/MillinocketRegionalHospital