Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

70%

Patients that would definitely recommend
Equal to the national average


Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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70%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
1% higher than the national average

70%

Would definitely recommend
Equal to the national average

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%84%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%84%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%70%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%89%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%52%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%69%66%

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%51%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%81%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sykes

Best in the business!

Bill Varney Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Vachon

The most caring and smart primary care doctor I’ve ever had, she connects the dots and asks the right questions to diagnose every condition I’ve had to deal with.

Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Wyshak

15 min and $250 appt to be told I needed to wear wide shoes for my bunions (which I was already doing). Extremely disappointed.

May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Vachon

Dr Nepal is a very caring, compassionate man. He has a wonderful bedside manner and explains everything so the common person can understand what is going on. He works closely with my transplant doctors to keep everything on an even keel. I feel very safe in his care.

Linda T. Mar 31 2020

Review for Dr. Nepal

Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Mendoza Salazar

Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Walden

I can't believe she's a dr. My son was discharge today and told to take nausea medication after he was vomiting nonstop and dehydrated and refused liquids and an IV. He has possible kidney failure at the age of 25. Don't ever go to St. Joseph's hospital.

Jennifer Thibbs Feb 07 2020

Review for Dr. Parlin

Not a good experience.

Dec 29 2019

Review for Gordon Murphy

Is Dr Williamson still in the Ellsworth area? We need to see him again.

Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Williamson

Nov 19 2019

Review for Dr. Harmon

This was my first visit with Dr Liu and found her very knowledgeable and nice Listened well and answered all my questions Did not feel rushed at all . Would recommend her and this practice to family or friends

Nov 17 2019

Review for Dr. Liu

I have seen Dr. Sklizovic three times. He successfully treated my condition, discussed other ENT type concerns with me and we also had positive conversations about non-medical things in which we shared an interest. He is a great patient's doctor.

Sam Ostrow Nov 13 2019

Review for Dr. Sklizovic

Nov 04 2019

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

Compassionate, straight forward, knowledgeable. I highly recommend this excellent physician.

Nov 03 2019

Review for Dr. Openshaw

I felt like she gave up on me. Lack of communication. I felt like she thought I was just wasting her time. I need help and apparently she cant provide it. Very upset.

Oct 31 2019

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

Highly recommend! Extremely competent, and follows through on all referrals and prescriptions. Because she is so open and friendly, and is a great listener, it is truly a pleasure to visit her.

Annetje L. Meyer Sep 28 2019

Review for Dr. Hanson

She has been my primary physician for several years

Bill Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. Kolisch

it sucked

Frederick Mendel Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. Pandey

Not good at all. She will not call and talk to me about my results, I've tried calling the office several times, they tell me that she will call me but does not!!! So frustrating, I would never go to her again!!!!!!

Sharon Davis Aug 29 2019

Review for Dr. Mendoza Salazar

Dr Sykes no longer works at MDI Hospital. Would request that he update this website.

May 10 2019

Review for Dr. Sykes

Great Doctor! Explains everything! Desires great results!

May 08 2019

Review for Dr. Copithorne

Apr 23 2019

Review for Dr. Kolkas

Dr. Seed needs more education in order to be a competent I was shocked in how misleading her so called medical advice is. Its obvious she has her own agenda.

Apr 11 2019

Review for Dr. Seed

Apr 09 2019

Review for Dr. Nightingale

Doesn't listen to me , or himself. The Dr has giving me instruction more than once only to ask me, "who told you to do that".

Apr 03 2019

Review for Dr. Pandey

Mar 21 2019

Review for Dr. Kandutsch

She does not rush you in and out. She is energetic, funny, and friendly.

Mar 17 2019

Review for Dr. Kotas

great doctor, excellent communication, spends a lot of time explaining things and is caring...

Feb 06 2019

Review for Dr. Osman

Excellent and very thorough physician. Great communication skills, explains things in detail. Overall great care and service received from Dr Osman at the hospital.

Feb 06 2019

Review for Dr. Osman

Jan 29 2019

Review for Dr. Seed

very poor communication as well as diagnostic skill uncaring. arrogant.

Jan 09 2019

Review for Dr. Osman

ME - Dec 18 2018

Review for Dr. Caine

Furious Payee in Perry - Dec 05 2018

Review for Dr. Vachon

bangor, ME - Nov 25 2018

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

Resa in Otis, ME - Nov 10 2018

Review for Dr. Kolisch

Robin in Hancock, MD - Oct 27 2018

Review for Dr. Sklizovic

Oct 25 2018

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

Douglas Pio Jr in Ellsworth - Oct 21 2018

Review for Dr. McCall

Kathy Aug 23 2018

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

seriously in Ellsworth, ME - Aug 20 2018

Review for Dr. Vachon

Dr Kirkpatrick was caring, cocemed and very thorough in her evaluation and recommndations

Aug 06 2018

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

Jun 27 2018

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

Don't wish to Share Jun 17 2018

Review for Dr. Williamson

I worked for Dr Benoit and would have trusted him with all my family members. He is caring, very knowledgeable.

Monique in Henrico - Apr 24 2018

Review for Dr. Benoit

So where is Dr. Dudzik going to set up shop? I'm following her. Great doctor, great person.

Ed Damm in Bar Harbor - Mar 11 2018

Review for Dr. Dudzik

BLE in Bangor - Mar 09 2018

Review for Dr. Pandey

Scott in Lamoine, ME - Mar 02 2018

Review for Dr. Vachon

J.S. in Blue Hill - Jan 31 2018

Review for Dr. Curlik

Jan 19 2018

Review for Dr. Mendoza Salazar

Not only an amazing and knowledgeable Endocrynologist, she is so kind, carving, nurturing. She listens and never forgets anything u have told her. So very blessed to have her manage my thyroid. Also has a medical assistant who has all her wonderful attributes. Thank you Dr Mendoza. ??????

Maureen Henry in Otis Me - Jan 03 2018

Review for Dr. Mendoza Salazar

Teresa Boyd in Ellsworth, Maine - Nov 29 2017

Review for Dr. Vachon

Surry, ME - Oct 16 2017

Review for Dr. Williamson

Dr Crowley has been my husband's physician for almost 30 years and he has always been able to care for him very well despite multiple medical issues.

Hancock - Sep 19 2017

Review for Dr. Crowley

What a joy to work with this well educated, caring and vibrant doctor! Knowledgable, yet down to earth without talking down. Treats patients respectfully and listens very well!!! Does not disreguard patients ideas and theories. Wonderful. Have already recommended!

Frankfort - Sep 15 2017

Review for Dr. Mendoza Salazar

Excellent nephrologist. Very professional and competent.

Patty Gross in Penobscot, ME - Aug 17 2017

Review for Dr. Comeau

When I was in EMMH, Dr. Nepal stopped by to see me. He was very professional, personable, and answered many questions I had. He was also excellent regarding his bedside manner. A "High Five" for Dr. Nepal!

Patty Gross in Penobscot, ME - Aug 14 2017

Review for Dr. Nepal

Bangor, Maine - Aug 11 2017

Review for Dr. Kirkpatrick

ellsworth, ME - Jul 26 2017

Review for Dr. Sykes

My favorite doctor. She knows her stuff and if she doesn't know she will find out. I like her style because she cares!

Roger Ardston in Milbridge, Maine - Jul 25 2017

Review for Dr. Barbee

Bar Harbor, ME - Jul 18 2017

Review for Dr. Sykes

jd in brooklin, maine - Jun 06 2017

Review for Dr. Curlik

One of the most professional, caring, and intelligent doctors I've ever met!

Anna in Southwest Harbor, ME - May 20 2017

Review for Dr. Kolkas

Ellsworth Maine - May 07 2017

Review for Dr. Sklizovic

Dr. Newman was amazing! Made me feel very calm and comfortable throughout the whole ordeal. Our family is glad to have him.

Lexington, KY - Apr 25 2017

Review for Dr. Newman

Augusta, ME - Feb 02 2017

Review for Dr. Piazza

LOVE, LOVE,LOVE her!!! amazing Doctor, listens to everything I have to say. LOVE HER!!!

Lewiston, ME - Dec 09 2016

Review for Dr. Mendoza Salazar

Ellsworth, ME - Nov 29 2016

Review for Dr. Collins

An exceptionally sharp, thorough physician. His insight into the tests needed to diagnose my condition and his care in the ER made a big difference in my life.

Bar Harbor, ME - Oct 29 2016

Review for Dr. Kandutsch

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Oct 19 2016

Review for Dr. Brooks

I would recommend Dr Kandutsch because he treats me as an equal, an intelligent person, and pays attention to my problems. He is good overall - I have never known him to make a medical error - and he is exceptional at sports medicine.

David Harrison in Bar Harbor, ME - Oct 19 2016

Review for Dr. Kandutsch

Linwood Cookson Jr. in Palmyra, ME - Oct 18 2016

Review for Dr. Pandey

Very thorough and listens. Highly recommended

Dana Graham in Houlton, ME - Sep 22 2016

Review for Dr. Liu

He was patient and asked me several questions about how I was feeling. I really liked him and he made a diagnosis my primary care doctor agreed with.

Jo in Bangor, ME - Sep 19 2016

Review for Dr. Sykes

Wallington, NJ - Sep 18 2016

Review for Dr. Vachon

BBD in Bar Harbor, ME - Aug 30 2016

Review for Dr. Kandutsch

Excellent communication and genuine care from provider and RN! Glad to be part of the pack.

Happy Black Dog Patient in Ellsworth, ME - Aug 25 2016

Review for Dr. Wyshak

Only available to see patients two days/week. Not responsive to patient needs.

Jonathan in Bar Harbor, Maine - Aug 25 2016

Review for Dr. Murnik

Doug in Ellsworth, ME - Aug 18 2016

Review for Dr. Copithorne

poor bedside manner,and has a "wait and see" attitude with obvious cancer

Jane Doe in Ellsworth, ME - Aug 01 2016

Review for Dr. McNulty

Bar Harbor, ME - Jul 18 2016

Review for Dr. Davidson

Jul 15 2016

Review for Dr. Sykes

Winhter Harbor, ME - Jul 12 2016

Review for Dr. Copithorne

Dr. Vachon repaired my second toe which due to hammer toe had become infected. He surgically repaired the the 2nd & 3rd toes to eliminated hammer toe. Both toes now look good and I have no side effects or limitations in movement. Excellent job!

Roger Wakefield in Sullivan, ME - Jun 18 2016

Review for Dr. Vachon

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Murnik. He listens, he's smart, he's been a great physician for me.

Mainer in Brooklin, ME - May 14 2016

Review for Dr. Murnik

I found Dr Stuart Davidson to be to the point, to not sugar coat answers, to explain in detail his answers, to be down to earth, to be unassuming, no non-sense, someone I can believe in.

Jane F Butler in Mount Desert, ME - May 13 2016

Review for Dr. Davidson

Dr. Benoit is an excellent surgeon who takes time with his patients and cares about their progress.

Mystic, CT - Apr 14 2016

Review for Dr. Benoit

Ruth Howell in Brooklin, ME - Mar 30 2016

Review for Dr. Rensenbrink

Wonderful doctor. We truly miss having him in NM. Took the time to get to know his patients and listens to concerns. Feel absolutely well cared for and in safe hands with him as our doctor. Still have not found anyone that can replace him.

Alicia in Albuquerque, NM - Mar 15 2016

Review for Dr. Murnik

Hipster in Lubec, ME - Feb 16 2016

Review for Dr. Copithorne

I found Dr. Brooks to be arrogant, condescending and rude. I was also unimpressed with his examination.

Blue Hill, ME - Feb 13 2016

Review for Dr. Brooks

thinks outside the box in addition to traditional treatments kind, gentle personality passionate about providing exceptional care cares for the whole person not just the complaint available and follows up not many docs out there like dr. seed

Burnet, TX - Feb 06 2016

Review for Dr. Seed

She was very professional, knowledgeable and open to my perceptions of my illness and effects upon my life. I at no time felt anything I said was discounted. One of the best Doctors I ahve ahd the pleasure to see as a Patient.

Cheryl B in Milford, ME - Jan 24 2016

Review for Dr. Mendoza Salazar

Very Positive!

CAROLE VanBrunt in Crooked River Oregon - Jan 22 2016

Review for Dr. Kolisch

Mary Ellen O'Donnell in Westerly, RI - Jan 17 2016

Review for Dr. Benoit

Phoenix in Bangor, ME - Jan 05 2016

Review for Dr. Pandey

Location

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

50 Union St, Ellsworth, ME 04605

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