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Birch Bay Village is a member of the Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization, a non-profit healthcare organization serving MDI and surrounding communities through a 25-bed critical access facility in Bar Harbor and a network of area health centers—all designed to provide comprehensive healthcare for residents and visitors.

Located a short distance from Birch Bay Village, Mount Desert Island Hospital offers award-winning inpatient and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care. The hospital was established over 100 years ago by both year-round and summer residents committed to improving the health of our unique island community. Birch Bay Village was established to compliment this historically strong commitment to the health and welfare of the community.

Since it was established in 1897, our nonprofit hospital organization has grown into a state-of-the-art, rural healthcare organization with a retirement community and nine regional health centers, including a full-service behavioral health center and dental clinic.

Today, our Organization employs more than 560 people and is the second largest employer on Mount Desert Island. Our active medical staff includes hospitalists, primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons, psychiatrists, a board certified emergency physician, an ophthalmologist, a pathologist, a radiologist, an urologist, a dermatologist, and a neurologist.

MDI Hospital’s groundbreaking teaching partnership with Penn Medicine, established in 2011, has evolved into a model for future urban-rural partnerships across the nation and has established MDI Hospital as a premier rural hospital for emergency medicine and critical care. The hospital’s Emergency Department, a critical link in Downeast Maine’s trauma delivery system, serves the Mount Desert Island community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

MDI Hospital received a five-star rating, the highest awarded, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2015. In addition, the organization’s inpatient, outpatient, emergency and surgical care services have been consistently recognized by Avatar International, the Leapfrog Group, the National Rural Health Association, Harvard Pilgrim and Healthgrades.

For more information about Mount Desert Island Hospital, please visit their website at www.mdihospital.org