Mercy takes next step toward a consolidated hospital campus
Northern Light Mercy Hospital announced today that it filed a certificate of need (CON) application with the state of Maine to complete the consolidation of hospital operations to its campus on Fore River Parkway. Mercy’s filing of the CON application was preceded by a letter of intent sent to state regulators in December 2017.
“On the heels of celebrating 100 years serving the community, this crucial next step will help ensure that we deliver the next century of care in a facility that provides convenient access to more of our services in one location,” said Charlie Therrien, president of Mercy Hospital. “The support that we’ve received from the community in our efforts to make this move has been humbling. We are now more than halfway toward our capital campaign goal, and our financial performance this year was positive. We’re excited to enter this next phase so that we can get shovels in the ground.”
A CON application is an important step in the state regulatory process for all hospital and healthcare facility projects with a capital expenditure exceeding a certain cost threshold. Applications are reviewed by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Phase one of Mercy’s campus consolidation project was completed in 2008, and the completion of the regulatory process, planning, and construction for the final phase is expected to take approximately three years. A request for information and proposal process for the sale of Mercy’s State Street property is currently underway, and a developer selection is expected early next year.