Northern Light Health

SANGERVILLE, Maine - Residents of a small town in rural Maine have voted in favor of the merger of a local hospital with a larger health group.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland has received approval from the state to complete consolidation of its hospital operations with construction to begin soon at it's Fore River Parkway campus.

Northern Light Health's Board of Directors gave unanimous approval Wednesday afternoon to pursue a merger with Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.

Eastern Maine Healthcare System has officially changed its name to Northern Light Health.