I am proud to say that when we asked a group of community members to tell us what MDI Hospital meant to them, they said things like attentive, compassionate, professional, neighborly, trusted, and home-like, to name just a few. We are the first to admit that a small hospital like ours cannot possibly offer every kind of medical care. At MDI Hospital, our Health Centers and Birch Bay Village, we believe in doing the right things, the right way to ensure our community has access to the care we all need close to home.
We continue to look for innovative ways to provide quality care. Several of our health centers are now certified Patient Centered Medical Homes. The Patient Centered Medical Home is not a building, but a structure that achieves its strength through the people who comprise the team. In many ways, the medical home model of care is more of a reinforcement of the values that this organization is built upon: to serve our community on personal and meaningful levels, as our patients and residents have described on many occasions. We are most proud to serve our community in ways that often go unnoticed every day, providing routine, emergency and continuing care to the Mount Desert Island family.