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Island Health & WEllness Foundation

Our Mission

To identify and advocate for the health and wellness needs of Deer Isle-Stonington; provide financial support, guidance, and encouragement to local health and wellness organizations; and maintain the Island Medical Center for the provision of health and dental care.

areas of impact

We ensure local medical & dental facilities remain in operation for the Deer Isle-Stonington community to access. We also work to properly staff those facilities, subsidizing salaries to stay competitive with the rest of the state’s workforce and funding continuing education opportunities.

We fund health & wellness initiatives to benefit the local population. Whether it’s offering free Baby Welcome Bags at newborn medical appointments, helping to purchase a new ambulance to improve emergency response, or providing financial support to nonprofit programming, we are always looking for ways to improve the health offerings on Deer Isle-Stonington. 

We aim to be a catalyst of information for Deer Isle-Stonington residents. We work with local news outlets and within the schools to spread health education. By bringing a variety of nonprofits together, we facilitate collaboration that deepens the overall impact of health & wellness programs. 

since 1969

Island Medical Center

On May 24, 1966, a group of concerned citizens came together to advance the idea of a medical center that would provide year-round primary healthcare for the Deer Isle-Stonington community. The facility was built in 1969 and The Island Health & Wellness Foundation has ensured practitioners have an affordable, well-maintained space to provide medical & dental services to the island ever since. 

Executive director

Meet Pat Gross

Pat Gross became the Executive Director of Island Health & Wellness in 2023. During her career she has been part of many island non-profit organizations both in an operational capacity and participating on numerous boards of directors. Pat holds an MBA with a concentration in nonprofits. 

Pat Gross


Health & Wellness Programs funded


to support nonprofit Programs last year


annual medical center appointments


 Dedicated to Provider retention 

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Island Health & Wellness Foundation

354 Airport Rd, Stonington, Maine 04681

P.O. Box 654, Deer Isle, Maine 04627