Mount Desert Island Hospital


Mount Desert Island Hospital

 Mount Desert Island Hospital’s medical team has brought heartfelt compassion and commitment to healthcare on Maine’s largest island for 119 years. At MDI Hospital, patients receive the highest level of care from our staff members, while also experiencing the abiding warmth and familiarity of our Island setting. Ranked among the top 20 rural hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association, MDIH is a safety-net healthcare provider for a significant portion of Hancock and Washington counties. Our immediate service area encompasses the four towns of MDI, four offshore islands, and satellite rural communities around the Hancock County seat of Ellsworth.


National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Perspective: 2017

Mount Desert Island Hospital is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Trauma System Hospital of the Year by Maine EMS: 2016

Mount Desert Island Hospital was named Trauma System Hospital of the Year by Maine Emergency Medical Services in Augusta on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Each year during Emergency Medical Services Week, the Maine EMS Board recognizes leaders and outstanding contributors in the Maine EMS system.

National Rural Health Day Performance Leadership Award: 2015

Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™: 2015, 2014, 2013 

Overall Best Performer: 2002 - 2015

Top 20 Critical Access Hospital List: 2012, 2013, 2014

Mount Desert Island Hospital was named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for overall quality in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including MDI Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index for overall quality.

Area Attractions

Mount Desert Island Hospital is located in the Town of Bar Harbor with Acadia National Park in it's backyard.  There is a wonderful and exciting blend of entertainment and recreation type activities as varied as the terrain such as whale watching, kayaking, hiking, biking, museums, galleries, nightly entertainment, music, theater, shopping, and more.