Top three questions asked over and over about Houlton Maine from real estate buyers considering relocation here.One, tell me about your weather. Two, is it safe for raising a family here. Three, what about health care...do you have more than a band aid station. Extremely fortunate to have Houlton ME Regional Hospital serving the Southern Aroostook area. HRH has a motto of "Focused On Better Health" with a major push for decades on preventative health care. Education on medical conditions...to manage them or better yet, avoid them with lots of clinics, education.
I've gotten to know Houlton ME Regional's CEO Tom Moakler over the years at Rotary events.
And other than being a died in the wool NY Yankees fan in the heart of Red Sox Nation, he is sharp.Not a bad tennis player either with his daughter winning the state championship a few years back thanks to Tom's killer back hand. Tom's the president of the Maine Hospital Association. Houlton Regional is healthy, in good shape Tom indicated during Rotary lunches and works hand in hand with other state agencies, groups like the Maine Medical Association. The quality of local health care is like a warranty or the service department for a product. Not that important unless you need to have the facility for a medical condition, emergency. HRH is run efficiently by the dedicated 450 employees working hard to help local folks maintain their quality of life.
Houlton Regional Hospital is licensed for 25 acute beds and 28 skilled nursing / nursing home beds. Has a service area of over 18,000. Services are typical of those of an acute hospital and include a 24 hour physician covered emergency room, comprehensive medical / surgical services and multitude of out-patient services including occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Full time physician services include internal medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, family practice, urology, general surgery, pediatrics, orthopedic surgery and radiology. We are able to offer the following services in Houlton through HRH's Outpatient Specialty Clinics: neurology, endocrinology (adult & pediatric), oncology, ear/nose/throat, allergy testing, rheumatology, pain management, physiatry and a pacer clinic.
Houlton Regional is very active in the Southern Aroostook area's community events too. They are a partner with the local civic groups to make the area around Houlton Maine a super place to live. The quality of doctors practicing here is first class. These doctors chose to live in a friendly, small town crime free atmosphere like Houlton Maine to to raise their families, enjoy life.