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  • Mayo Regional Hospital
  • Providing Quality Service Since 1978
Mayo Regional Hospital
  • 897 West Main Street
  • Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426
  • 207-564-8401


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Mayo Regional is a caring family committed to excellence in people-centered care in a community setting.

Mayo will be:

  • A regional center for comprehensive community health.
  • A source for health, healing and education with an emphasis on wellness and health promotion.
  • A supportive partner with the professional and medical staff in pursuit of medical excellence.
  • An employer who appreciates employees as individuals and as valued resources within the organization and the community.
  • A cooperative change agent with other health care providers.
  • As the role of community hospitals change, Mayo Regional remains committed to serving as a healthcare and civic leader, concerned employer, and good neighbor.

Mayo will:

  • Continue to support the staff in improving the quality, efficiency, and friendliness of our hospital care.
  • Focus the knowledge, skills and resources of our staff, physicians and partners to forge a strong and integrated community health system to serve the people in our region.
  • Pursue opportunities in the marketplace and through creative alliances to meet the health needs of our community.
  • Join with other providers to insure that each patient and family is supported in a caring manner throughout the course of any illness.
  • Reach out to people in their homes and workplaces to help them understand and take responsibility for their own health and well being.
  • Take the lead in creating a more unified and friendly healthcare environment in our service area.

Mayo Regional Hospital gets its name from and owes its existence to Col. Edward J. Mayo.

Born in 1864 in Foxcroft, now Dover-Foxcroft, Col. Mayo was a wealthy businessman and philanthropist whose family owned and operated the Mayo & Son Woolen Mill -- now the site of Moosehead Manufacturing -- for three generations.

Col. Mayo owned the mill founded by his grandfather and was active in his community as a bank trustee, railroad officer, Foxcroft Academy trustee and Piscataquis Valley Fair Association president. He served in the state House of Representatives in 1900-01.

The Colonel was a benefactor of the Congregational Church, Foxcroft Academy, the fair association and the Good Will Farm in Hinckley, but he is best remembered for the gift that bears his name to this day.

When Col. Mayo died in 1935, he willed his splendid home on West Main to the town of Dover-Foxcroft for use as a hospital. He bequeathed $10,000 for free beds, and free surgical and medical treatment for needy patients in town, and also designated one-fourth of his estate for the support and maintenance of the hospital.

Original Mayo Hospital Building
Original Mayo Hospital building.

The town accepted the gift -- particularly generous in the midst of the Great Depression -- and established Mayo Memorial Hospital on the site of the Mayo family homestead, converting the home (now known as the old Mayo building) to a hospital in 1936. That year Mrs. Gertrude Mayo, Col. Mayo's widow, left another $10,000 to the hospital in her will.

In 1949, a maternity wing, later used as the hospital's business office, was added to Mayo Memorial Hospital after a $30,000 fund-raising campaign led by the Miosac Club of Dover-Foxcroft and the Junior Women's Club of Guilford. The Miosac women also spearheaded the drive for money to add an elevator, installed in 1956.

Discussions on consolidating small hospitals in Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter and Milo into a regional hospital gained momentum in 1972. Two years later, voters in 13 area towns decided 2,677 to 1,632 to form Hospital Administrative District 4. A site committee chose next door to Mayo Memorial Hospital to build the new hospital. Robert McReavy, former school superintendent in the Guilford area, was hired as the first administrator in 1974 and served until 1992.

Original Mayo Hospital Building
Artist Concept of Mayo Hospital.

Ground was broken for construction of a 46-bed acute care hospital in 1976. The $5.1 million Mayo Regional Hospital opened to patients on April 9, 1978, with a staff of 110.

In 1982, the state authorized HAD 4 to purchase Plummer Hospital in Dexter. That town joined Abbot, Atkinson, Bradford, Cambridge, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec and Willimantic as HAD 4 members.

A $1.3 million medical office building was constructed in 1989 on the east side of the old Mayo building.

In 2000 the hospital constructed a new ambulance garage for its Emergency Medical Service on Dwelley Avenue, and received state Certificate of Need approval to begin a major expansion/renovation project on the main hospital building. That $8 million project broke ground in May, 2001, and by 2003 had resulted in construction of a new Emergency Department, an expanded ambulatory services wing, and a Mayo Resource Center addition that includes space for physical therapy, occupational health, business offices, medical records and conference space. The expansion project also completed renovations of first-floor outpatient service areas and the second-floor Obstetrics Department.

Since 1995, Mayo Regional Hospital has operated a physician practice management department, now known as Mayo Practice Associates, which manages a total of eight doctors' offices in Corinna, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford and Milo.

Mayo is now the largest healthcare provider in the Penquis region and is the third-largest employer in Piscataquis County.

Mayo Hospital Fall 2011

"Our Mission is to provide you with up-to-date, high quality, compassionate and affordable healthcare.

To assist you in achieving the highest level of health by offering a broad range of education, prevention and wellness services in partnership with other healthcare organizations."

Mayo Hospital Grounds

"At Mayo we value all individuals and strive always to provide an environment that supports courtesy, honesty, accountability respect, and trust for all."

Mayo Regional Hospital is a non-profit, 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Dover- Foxcroft, Maine, the county seat of Piscataquis County. With a population of 4,200, Dover-Foxcroft is located 38 miles northwest of Bangor, the commercial and transportation service center for northern and eastern Maine. Mayo Regional opened in 1978 and is governed by representatives of the 13 towns in Hospital Administrative District 4. It serves the healthcare needs of 26,000 residents in Piscataquis, Penobscot and Somerset counties, located in rural central Maine.

Mayo provides acute medical/surgical care, intensive care, surgical services and obstetrics in an inpatient setting, and a wide array of outpatient services. The hospital owns and operates a network of nine physician practices, including primary care, surgical specialties, and a Psychiatry and Counseling program. Primary care offices are located in Corinth, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford and Milo. Mayo Emergency Medical Service ambulances operate from bases in Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter and Corinth. Critical Access Hospitals are designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and represent a separate provider type with their own Medicare Conditions of Participation, as well as a separate payment method.

Hospitals must meet the following criteria to be designated by CMS as a CAH: be located in a state that has established a State Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program; be located in a rural area; be located more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital; maintain no more than 25 inpatient beds; maintain an annual average length of stay of 96 hours or less per patient for acute inpatient care; and furnish 24- hour emergency care services 7 days a week.

A CAH may also be granted “swing-bed” approval to provide post-hospital Skilled Nursing Facility-level care in its inpatient beds. Mayo Regional does provide swing-bed services. Mayo has 18 Medical/Surgical beds, a four-bed Special Care Unit, and three labor-and-delivery suites. Inpatient units are staffed by a 24/7 Hospitalist team of four providers. There are over 1,100 acute care admissions annually. The average length of stay is 3.7 days, and the total acute and swing-bed census results in an average daily census of 14 patients.

The hospital performs over 1,600 surgical procedures per year, in three OR rooms and one procedure room. Anesthesia is provided by CRNAs.

Mayo’s Emergency Department sees 13,000 visits each year. The Obstetrics Department has registered 130 births in the past year.

Mayo’s medical staff composition includes the following mix of physicians: Orthopedics, 3; Ophthalmology, 1; Internal Medicine, 2; General Surgery, 2; OB/GYN, 1; Family Practice, 7; Pediatrician, 1; Otolaryngology, 1; Hospitalist, 4; Psychiatrist, 2, Cardiologist, 1; and Urologist, 1. There are 6 Family Nurse Practitioners and 5 Physician Assistants who are primary care providers in Mayo’s system. Electronic Health Records systems have been adopted across a range of operations at Mayo.

CPSI is used in the Inpatient areas, Allscripts in the ED, and Sage Intergy in physician outpatient clinics. Mayo is also a member of HealthInfoNet, an independent, Maine-based nonprofit that operates the statewide health information exchange.

Outpatient services at Mayo include:

  • A full-service Radiology Department, with digital imaging consisting of CT, MRI, x-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine studies, mammography and bone density testing.
  • 24/7 Laboratory services.
  • Cardiopulmonary Department providing respiratory therapy services, Sleep Lab, Holter monitoring and scanning, 12-lead EKGs, cardiac stress testing, echocardiography, pulmonary function testing, asthma education, pulmonary rehabilitation and vascular studies.
  • Psychiatry & Counseling program with two psychiatrists, 10 counselors and associated support staff. Services include child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry; mental health evaluation and assessment; outpatient individual, family and group mental health counseling; substance abuse evaluation and assessment; outpatient individual, family and group substance abuse counseling; and DEEP.
  • Rehabilitation Services Department with physical therapy and occupational therapy services.
  • Diabetes and Nutrition Center.
  • Heartwise cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Oncology clinic with chemotherapy services, blood transfusions, symptom management and pain control.
  • Occupational health services provided through Dover-Foxcroft Family Medicine.
  • Pine Tree Hospice volunteer services for people coping with progressive, life-limiting illnesses

Directions & Location:

You can use the map below, to navigate on the map canvas. Or you can use google to get turn by turn driving directions to Mayo Hospital.  A map of Mayo Hospital grounds and driving directions are available in HTML format or in PDF format.

Get turn by turn directions

From the south: Take Newport exit off I-95, go left on Route 7 north to Dover-Foxcroft. At traffic light in downtown Dover-Foxcroft, take left onto West Main Street and travel one-half mile, going straight through second traffic light. Mayo Regional Hospital will be on the right, both entrances clearly marked by signs.

From the east: Follow Route 15 from Bangor area. Route 15 becomes Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Follow Main Street straight through traffic lights downtown and at Monument Square (Civil War monument at left), and Mayo Regional Hospital will be on the right, both entrances clearly marked by signs.

From the west: Follow Route 15 from Guilford, past Dover-Foxcroft Shopping Plaza and Foxcroft Academy. Mayo Regional Hospital will be on the left, both entrances clearly marked by signs.

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