Located in the heart of beautiful Downeast Maine, Down East Community Hospital is a 25 bed acute care facility that offers state-of-the art technology and specialty services almost unheard of in a small rural hospital.Our hospital serves the need of our immediate community in Machias and all of Washington County, bordered by New Brunswick to the northeast and the Bay of Fundy.We are an integral part of the region providing inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, gynecologic, and emergency care services as part of an integrated health system designed to improve the overall health of the communities we serve.Specialties not often found in a hospital of our size include otolaryngology (ENT), urology, a sleep lab, geriatrics, laser surgery for the removal of kidney stones as well as many minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries such as spleenectomies and hysterectomies.Our hospital was one of the first in Maine to obtain a digital mammography unit. We have a 32-slice CT scanner, our own mobile MRI, and a nuclear medicine suite with a state-of-the-art GE camera with computed tomography.We are deeply committed to quality, patient safety and satisfaction.Support Our Mission Philanthropic support built Down East Community Hospital in 1964 to fill a need for a medical facility to care for the health and well being of people in Washington County. Today, we would not be able to provide exceptional healthcare to the people of Washington County without the exceptional generosity of our community of friends. Our health care facilities and programs have many different needs and it is impossible to meet them all through our regular operating revenues.Your giving makes a difference! Contributions, both past and present, make the difference the difference in our ability to offer the latest in medical technology and sophisticated care and the difference in our ability to increase charitable care to meet our community's needs. See some examples of how recent donations have made a difference Charitable gifts support: Community health education and patient support programs, Free care for those in need, Facility improvements, New and replacement medical equipment, And, more. Donations are appreciated throughout the year. Please consider a gift of cash or stock, and think about including us in your will or estate plans.Please contact the Down East Health Trust office at any time for more information at (207) 255-0244 or email us at email@example.com. Or make an on-line gift now.