James and Maureen Gorman make transformational gift to Mercy Hospital
Today, Northern Light Mercy Hospital announced it received a $1 million capital campaign gift from local philanthropists, James and Maureen Gorman. Less than a year ago, Mercy launched the public phase of a $20 million capital campaign to support the hospital’s consolidation project. The Gorman’s commitment is among the largest individual gifts in the campaign’s public phase.
“As longtime residents of Southern Maine, we know Mercy serves an important role in caring for so many in our community,” said the Gormans. “We are pleased to support the Sisters of Mercy’s continuing mission of compassionate care, which is the same today as it was when they founded the hospital over 100 years ago.”
The Gormans are generous supporters of many local organizations committed to improving the lives of Mainers. Mr. Gorman, who is the grandson of Leon L. Bean, has served as a member of the L.L.Bean board of directors for over 50 years.
“On behalf of Mercy and the patients we serve, we are deeply grateful to the Gormans for their tremendous support,” said Charlie Therrien, president of Northern Light Mercy Hospital.
Earlier this year, Mercy received state approval of its certificate of need application to complete the consolidation of services and hospital operations to its campus on Fore River Parkway. As part of its consolidation plan, Mercy is selling its State Street campus and plans to announce details of the sale later this year. Construction to expand the Fore River campus is expected to begin in spring of 2020 and to be completed in 2022.