Location Profile

Blue Hill, Maine

Facility Type
Critical Access Hospital
Facility Location
Blue Hill, Maine
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Blue Hill, Maine. Founded more than 100 years ago, the facility has been named a top facility in the region and nationally. Services offered by the provider include family medicine, primary care, and emergency care. The facility is a comprehensive source of care for the area and includes several specialties.

Maine State Nurses Association is the professional organization for registered nurses in the state and is part of National Nurses United. The organization's leadership is a voice for nurses on safety, pay, and equality, as well as other issues that affect nurses and their patients.

Community Overview

A waterfront town located between a mountain and a bay, Blue Hill is filled with character. A historic downtown holds a selection of local shops and it's pleasant to just stroll the streets while seeing glimpses of the town's shipbuilding past. The warm months are perfect for a dip in one of the local waters or a hike on the nearby nature reserve. Blue Hill is a popular destination for summer visitors to Maine but is a lively and charming place to live year-round.

Blue Hill is the biggest part of the Blue Hill Peninsula, a collection of towns that include Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry. It's packed with adventure, character, and charm. The local community makes Blue Hill a great place to live, and when you need anything from a big city, Bangor, Maine is a short drive away. It's routinely named one of the prettiest spots in Maine by magazines like Down East and New England Today. Traveling through Blue Hill and Hancock County is possible via the Downeast Transportation system.

To learn more about Blue Hill, visit the official town website and explore the area at the county website.

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School Union 93 runs the public schools in the area and operates a Pre-K-8 school for Blue Hill called Blue Hill Consolidated School. Blue Hill Consolidated is rated above-average with nearly 40% of its students proficient in math and 62% proficient in reading. The students get competitive academics plus access to at least one period of art class a week. A low student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1 is significantly lower than the national average of 17 to 1 and helps ensure the students flourish academically, socially, and personally. There are no high schools in the district, so students attend one of the local private academies in the area. This is known as the Maine Town Tuitioning Program and is offered in several small towns throughout the state. The options for grades 9-12 in Blue Hill are the private George Steven Academy and Blue Hill Harbor School, with tuitions covered by the town. Both are highly-rated schools with excellent academics, extracurriculars, and study programs.

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Traveling through Blue Hill and Hancock County is possible via the Downeast Transportation system.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Blue Hill and the surrounding area have an assortment of charming shops and boutiques. Most of the stores are locally-owned and have carefully curated merchandise like books, gifts, art, toys, and items for the home. Shopping Blue Hill is like visiting friends, with personal touches and friendly greetings everywhere you go. Grocery shopping includes Tradewinds Marketplace and Merrill & Hinckley, plus the Blue Hill Co-op. When you need a grander shopping experience, Bangor, Maine is less than an hour away, offering Target, Kohl's, Marshalls, and the Bangor Mall.

The area of Blue Hill bursts with arts and culture. The town has several galleries that show both local and regional artists, plus a well-attended yearly 3-day literary festival. Blue Hill also features a diverse selection of musical events, including annual chamber music concerts, a summer steel band concert series, and choral music by the Bagaduce Chorale. Live stage productions are available by the New Surry Theatre in Blue Hill, and there are even more options for entertainment less than an hour away in nearby Bangor, Maine.

Year-round recreation is abundant in Blue Hill. The area has a large trail system with 5 miles of hiking trails that take you through the Peters Brook area. Along the way, you'll see a waterfall, granite queries, and quaint wooden bridges. Nestled around the same area is the beach access area Peter's Cove, a nice spot for swimming or kayaking. About 25 minutes is the Holbrook Island Sanctuary, a nature preserve bordering the bay. Here in the sanctuary are several ecosystems, including beaches, mudflats, and forests. It's common to see wildlife such as deer, beavers, otter, and bobcats as you stroll the 7.5 miles of walking paths. Take the gravel beach at Indian Bar and have a dip when the water is just right. For winter fun, the Holbrook Island Sanctuary offers cross-country skiing.

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Crime Rate

Blue Hill has a crime that's 62% lower than the national average. It's safer than nearly 80% of the United States and crime in the area has decreased by 7% over the last year. Blue Hill, like many small towns in Maine, doesn't have a police force but is instead protected by county and state police.

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