State of Maine Grants Certificate of Need Approval for Affiliation of Mayo Regional Hospital and Northern Light Health

Posted on January 16, 2020
State of Maine Grants Certificate of Need Approval for Affiliation of Mayo Regional Hospital and Northern Light Health

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State of Maine grants Certificate of Need approval for affiliation of
Mayo Regional Hospital and Northern Light Health

Brewer, Maine (January 16, 2020) —The State of Maine granted Certificate of Need approval today for the affiliation of Mayo Regional Hospital and Northern Light Health. The commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) granted approval with standard conditions to share financial results, quality outcomes, and service statistics for three years after the affiliation is completed.

“The approval of the Certificate of Need is an important step in welcoming Mayo Regional into our integrated healthcare system,” shared Michelle Hood, president and CEO, Northern Light Health. “While there is still much work to be done, we remain on target to complete the final
steps of the legal and regulatory processes in early 2020. We look forward to refining our already strong relationship that is ensuring people in Piscataquis and nearby Penobscot and Somerset counties have a high quality, seamless care experience in a way that is financially viable.”

During the coming months, teams at both Mayo Regional and Northern Light Health will begin working together to achieve clinical and business system integration. Marie Vienneau, president and CEO, Mayo Regional Hospital, commented, “All of us at Mayo Regional Hospital are proud of
what we have accomplished to maintain quality care in the last 40 years, but we are pleased to move forward in this next step in our hospital’s story. This approval allows us to begin more in-depth collaborations with our Northern Light Health colleagues across the system—opening up
doors to a wealth of expertise and opportunity. Together, we are well on our way to furthering our vision to create a healthier future for our community.”

More information will be provided in the months ahead regarding the progress of the affiliation.

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