Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356


Thank you for your interest in Down East Community!

We are a 25-bed critical access facility in Machias, Maine, serving an area population of over 14,000 for primary care services, and more than 30,000 people for medical and surgical specialty services.

The hospital has an active medical staff of more than 30 practitioners. This well-established organization provides a broad host of primary care and specialty services. The new 20-bed Maine Veteran's Home adjacent to the hospital opened in the fall of 2005. The hospital also provides care for residents in a 28-bed nursing home. Other facilities include a Birthing Room, Blood Bank, CT-Scan, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Digital Mammography, Occupational Therapy, Ultrasound, and a variety of additional Outpatient Services.

Located on the coast, the Machias Bay Area includes Machias and a number of neighboring towns and communities. Within this area you will find picturesque harbors dotted with fishing boats, colorful blueberry barrens, meandering rivers, and quintessential New England towns. Home to the University of Maine at Machias we can offer a wonderful mix of diversity and cultural events. There is spectacular scenery with many opportunities for those who enjoy the great outdoors and are willing to make a commitment to the communities we serve.

Whether your ideal vacation includes a round of golf with an ocean view, fishing, a summer crafts festival, sea kayaking, shopping for treasures, hiking, visiting with puffins, boating or just sitting back and relaxing in a quiet place, you are ready to enjoy life Down East.
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We strive to be an employer of choice. Our hospital is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art technology and committed to supporting our staff in a positive environment. We provide a competitive wage plan and comprehensive benefits package including:

Employee Benefits
  • Generous EBT (Earned Benefit Time)
  • 401k retirement plan with minimum hospital contribution of 3% and matching %
  • Center for Lifelong Learning corporate rate
  • Flex Spending and Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Vision & Dental - requires employee contribution
  • Supplemental Life & Disability Insurance Health Insurance for both FT and PT employees
  • Succession planning for advancement & growth
  • Recognition and Rewards program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Competitive health insurance plan including:     
         25% discount on DECH services
         Per month premiums beginning at $31.50 for single and $117.98 for family coverage

Down East Community  is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or any other classification in accordance with federal, state and statutes, regulations and ordinances.