The Medical Staff
The physician who admits you (or your attending physician) is responsible for directing your care while you are a patient in the hospital. Your physician may be part of a physician group so you may see different physicians from that group during your stay. It is important that all of your questions are answered, so please make sure your physician describes all proposed treatment to your complete understanding. Remember, the physician is the coordinator of your treatment program, but feel free to ask any of your healthcare team questions that may arise. Your physician, as the coordinator for your treatment program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness.
The Nursing Staff
Twenty-four hour nursing care is provided by a team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants. A charge nurse is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. It is important that you discuss any concerns or questions you have about your treatment, the medications you are receiving, and any tests being done.
The hospital has a registered dietitian to meet your dietary needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or diet, please feel free to discuss with the staff or call 664-5387.
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital believes that total patient care demands attention to the spiritual, as well as the physical and emotional, needs of each patient. Visiting clergy staff are available to assist you, whatever your religious beliefs. Feel free to contact any of your healthcare team and they can make arrangements for a visit.
The Resource and Outcome Department coordinates discharge planning needs for each patient. The Social Service Workers and Case Managers work as a team to coordinate your discharge planning needs and work with your insurance company in assessing your benefits.
Social Service Workers
A Social Service Worker is available to each patient and is trained to help patients and family members deal with financial, social and emotional problems that relate to illnesses (short or long term), hospitalization, rehabilitation and discharge planning. The Social Service Worker works in collaboration with the Case Manager assigned to you.
Case Mangers are available and are trained to work with you, your family, your insurance company, and your medical team to arrange the safest discharge possible. They will also be the liaison between the hospital and your insurance company to assist with fulfillment of needed requirements.
Your room is cleaned daily by a member of the housekeeping staff. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, tell your nurse, and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.
Volunteers contribute many hours of service to the hospital. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many ways and can be identified by their name tags.
Helping Your Hospital!
Not-for-Profit Community Hospitals have been founded and are continuously supported and directed by community members. Should you wish to be of service or help in any way we would be most grateful. Contact the Development office at 664-5548 or the Volunteer Office at 664-5348.
During your stay you may be visited by many other healthcare professionals, including personnel from the Laboratory and Medical Imaging Departments and Physical or Occupational therapists as well as our Customer Service Coordinator. You can expect that each person who will be caring for you will introduce him or herself and explain what he / she is doing. The Maine Coast Memorial Hospital family also includes many behind-the-scenes workers, such as accountants, maintenance, secretaries, food service workers, housekeepers and others who contribute greatly, toward your well-being while you are here.
Students are the future of healthcare and can be seen throughout the facility. They are here to learn and are closely monitored by their instructors and our staff. Their nametags signify their student status. The option to work with student is yours. If you prefer NOT to work with a student, please notify the staff.