Working Together for Better, Local Healthcare

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close to home in Piscataquis County

What you need to know about the proposed Mayo / Northern Light Health merger

In Maine and throughout the nation, small rural hospitals are facing rapid and unprecedented change. In order for Mayo Regional Hospital to continue to provide high-quality care to the Piscataquis region, it must become part of a larger, integrated system. As a member of Northern Light Health, Mayo will be able to build upon an already strong relationship. Both Mayo and Northern Light Health are values-based organizations that are committed to keeping our populations healthy, rather than treating people after they become ill.

Benefits to Patients

  • Better access to specialty physicians, rural clinics
  • A greater focus on population health for Piscataquis County
  • Seamless patient care possible through Northern Light Health shared information systems, such as electronic health records

Benefits to Employees

  • More educational resources for staff, both online and in-person
  • Competitive health insurance rates and better care management for employees
  • Collaboration with Northern Light Health staff and specialists
  • Employer contribution to retirement accounts

Benefits to the Community

  • Continued community input through a local board of directors
  • Improved opportunities for fundraising / charitable donations
  • Access to high-quality care close to home
  • Communities could not be taxed to fund hospital operations.
  • Preserves good paying, high-quality jobs in Piscataquis county

Benefits to the Hospital

  • Sustainability of a local health care system
  • Improved recruitment and retention of employees
  • Better commercial payer contracts
  • Cost reductions through shared services / streamlining roles (accounting, payroll, accounts payable, IT, materials management)

Both Mayo and Northern Light Health are values-based organizations that are committed to keeping our populations healthy, rather than treating people after they become ill.