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Maine hospital consolidation goes ahead, build to start 2020

May 6, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hospital in Maine has received approval from the state to consolidate its operations in one of its two locations in Portland.

Mercy Hospital wants to complete a $74.7 million project to consolidate at its campus on Fore River Parkway. The move would involve selling the hospital’s 76-year-old facility elsewhere in Portland.

The hospital says the Maine Department of Health and Human Services approval means consolidation can move ahead. It says it will complete final planning this year and it’s eyeing a two-year build that will begin in 2020.

The hospital says it would fund the move with “a capital campaign, financing, and the proceeds from the pending sale of” the other location. It says the details about the sale will be announced in the months ahead.