Bridgton Hospital offers patients in Bridgton and surrounding areas access to a variety of heart and vascular services. And because it is a member of Central Maine Healthcare, Bridgton patients have access to the cardiovascular services available at Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute (CMHVI) at the Central Maine Medical Center campus in Lewiston. CMHVI offers state-of-the art testing, treatments and surgeries for a full range of heart and blood vessel conditions.
Shuttle Service to CMHVI and CMMC
To make your visit to CMHVI easier, Bridgton Hospital provides offers round-trip transportation to CMMC and CMHVI. ConnectShuttle is a free, non-emergency transportation program that provides patients from Bridgton Hospital practices (Bridgton Primary Care, Naples Family Practice, North Bridgton Family Practice and Fryeburg Family Medicine) with comfortable mini-bus transportation from Bridgton Hospital. The shuttle, which runs several times a day, leaves from the main parking lot at Bridgton Hospital, travels to selected specialty services at CMMC and CMHVI, and returns passengers to Bridgton Hospital. For more information, call 207-753-7650.
Bridgton Hospital Services
Although CMHVI offers a wide range of cardiac and vascular services, some services are available right here at Bridgton hospital. They include the following:
The Cardiopulmonary Department at Bridgton Hospital offers a variety of cardiac diagnostic procedures, including cardiac stress tests, electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, and 24-hour Holter monitoring. For information about cardiac testing at Bridgton Hospital, call 207-647-6095.
Weekly Cardiology Clinics
Each week, cardiologists from CMHVI visit Bridgton Hospital to meet with patients. For more information call 207-647-6120.
One day a month, Bridgton Hospital provides vascular services for patients experiencing vascular conditions. Services are provided by a Central Maine Medical Group vascular surgeon. Our vascular surgery clinic offers diagnosis and treatment services for abdominal aortic aneurysm, cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery stenosis, peripheral arterial disease, renovascular hypertension, mesenteric artery disease, varicose veins, spider veins and lower extremity aneurysms. The clinic is available the 2nd Wednesday of the month between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 207-795-8260.
Pulmonary Function Tests
If as part of your heart or vascular treatment you require tests that measure how well your lungs use oxygen, Bridgton Hospital offers pulmonary function (spirometry or lung volume) tests. For information call 207-647-6146.
Pump It Up
As part of our efforts to help patients boost their heart health, Bridgton Hospital regularly presents a community education program called Pump It Up. This program includes information and advice about heart health, including heart-healthy recipes and cooking tips. To learn about the Pump it Up Program call 207-647-6062.
Heart disease and diabetes share common risk factors, and similar lifestyle changes, such as improving diet, help both. Bridgton Hospital offers diabetes patients a Self-Management Training Program, an educational program that can help diabetes patients live a healthier life. Our Certified Diabetes Educator teaches the eight-hour course four times a year. Guest speakers include a pharmacist, eye doctor and an occupational therapist. A physician’s referral is required for this program. For more information, call 207-647-6060 or call the outpatient clinic at 207-647–6120. Class size is limited. Many insurance companies cover all or part of this program.