Northern Light AR Gould Hosptial


Northern Light AR Gould Hospital, a leading provider of healthcare services in Northern Maine, is an acute care hospital located in Presque Isle.

We are governed by a local volunteer board of trustees, so you can be sure that your needs are being addressed by those who know them best—your friends, family, and neighbors.

Our employees choose Aroostook County as their home for the same reasons you do: the beautiful scenery, strong family networks, and safe communities.

Our connection with Northern Light Health allows us to offer a wide range of healthcare services not typically available in rural communities. We have more than 60 physicians on our active medical staff and a team of more than 1,000 employees. We believe that the people of Aroostook County should have access to the very best healthcare. That’s why we’re bringing high quality healthcare services and advanced technologies and treatments to you.

Turn to us when it's time to bring a new life into the world, recover from an illness or injury, and discover the best ways to stay healthy and well. We're working hard to bring advanced medical specialties and the most up-to-date technology to the people of Northern Maine through services including advanced cancer care, cardiology, dialysis, sleep medicine, imaging, emergency response, and orthopedic services.


Women and Children’s Unit Ranks Among Top Maine Hospitals
Independent survey ranks AR Gould Hospital among the top Maine hospitals in three measured categories related to maternity care.  Rankings from independent industry watchdog Leapfrog and the Maine Health Management Coalition Foundation (MHMC-F) show the Women and Children’s Unit at the Presque Isle hospital meets or exceeds industry standards in all three of the ranked categories - early elective delivery, episiotomy and maternity care processes.

Lab Practice Cited by Accrediting Agency as Model PracticeA routine inspection of the laboratory at AR Gould Hospital led to an unexpected opportunity for the hospital to once again be a leader by example after the accrediting agency responsible for conducting the inspections asked to use a AR Gould Hospital-employee designed checklist as a model for laboratories across the nation.  AR Gould Hospital’s main laboratory in Presque Isle passed its biennial inspection, successfully earning its accreditation for the next two years.

Leapfrog Group recognizes AR Gould Hospital with “A” Patient Safety Score in Spring SurveyAR Gould Hospital earned a top grade in patient safety by an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety Score, released by The Leapfrog Group, showed AR Gould Hospital receiving an “A” ranking in the industry watchdog’s Spring 2014 assessment of U.S. hospitals when it comes preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Avatar Recognizes AR Gould Hospital for Exceeding Patient ExpectationsAR Gould Hospital has again earned the prestigious Exceeding Patient Expectations Award from Avatar Solutions, which measures and compares hospital safety and patient satisfaction based on patient, employee, and physician surveys.  The Exceeding Patient Expectations Award is presented to healthcare organizations that deliver care beyond what is expected by patients in a number of areas including quality of care and reliability. 

AHC One of Few to Receive Five StarsAR Gould Hospital’s Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill was one of only four Maine nursing homes earlier this year to receive a five star ranking in all categories of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) online Nursing Home Compare Scores.  U.S. News and World Reports published a listing of all the facilities in Maine and their ranking, indicating that AHC was the only nursing home north of Winthrop and Farmington to receive the highest ranking for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care. According to the report, 30 percent of all nursing homes in the state received the overall five-star rating.