Waldo County General Hospital


About Us

Waldo County General Hospital serves the health needs of area residents through Waldo County General Hospital, Waldo County Medical Partners, five rural health centers, home health and hospice services, public health nursing Penobscot Shores and educational programs.

Waldo County General Hospital is a 25-bed, not-for-profit, critical access, medical and surgical hospital in Belfast, Maine, which has served the health needs of our local residents since 1901. The hospital features an inpatient hospice care suite; a fully-digital radiology and imaging department with in-house CT scanner, MRI unit, nuclear medicine scanner, digital mammography and digital ultrasound; a medical oncology and infusion therapy clinic; a sleep disorders Laboratory; advanced cardiology and pulmonary testing; the Voice and Swallowing Center of Maine; a mobile PET scanner; and a Dialysis Clinic.

Waldo County General Hospital is a member of the MaineHealth family.


Through our outpatient services, preventative health screenings, patient education, home health, and hospice care, Waldo County General Hospital takes an active interest in the health and well-being of the communities we serve. In addition to participating in and supporting community events, we offer a broad range of educational programs and classes for community members. Some of these programs and classes include:

  • Red Cross CPR & standard first aid classes
  • Alternative therapies for heart disease
  • Diabetes education and classes
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Cancer resource center
  • Childbirth, babysitting, sibling and parenting classes
  • Exercise classes for women
  • Multiple support groups

One of our most popular programs is "5-2-1-0 Let's Go Waldo!" This community-based initiative promotes healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth and families in Waldo County. Our goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to age eighteen and beyond.

Our People

The people of Waldo County General Hospital make up a truly special team. It takes dedication, caring and compassion to bring excellent healthcare to the rural communities we serve, and our people are the embodiment of those qualities.

Throughout our organization, we believe that open, honest and respectful collaboration leads to the best patient-centered care. And upon this, our people hold our P.A.C.T.:

Patients First: We provide safe, quality care and services focused on patient/family well-being and comfort.
Accountability: We are accountable individually and professionally for our conduct.
Communication: We listen and interact with one another in an open, honest and respectful manner.
Teamwork: We are personally committed to work together to improve our performance.

Why Work Here

Waldo County General Hospital is the ideal setting for healthcare professionals interested in helping to bring high-quality care to rural communities. While our setting offers the warmth and charm of small-town America, our services and facilities are among the best. In 2009, our hospital received the Top Rural Hospital Award from the Leapfrog Group for delivering the best quality care in the nation, while attaining the highest levels of efficiency. Our hospital's recently added $2.1 million surgical services wing features three large operating rooms, a pre-operative room and comfortable staff areas.

In addition to quality healthcare, our area offers an incredible quality of life for those who choose to live and work here. Just 100 miles north of Portland, Waldo County includes beautiful Penobscot Bay and genuine New England working port towns along Maine's pristine coast. Countless acres of forestland and the rolling hills of inland Waldo County offer opportunities for outdoor activities for every season. Our area's serenity, combined with rich cultural events, concerts, galleries, and museums, as well as excellent public schools, make Waldo County an ideal home.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.