Judge halts Maine hospital merger

A judge put a hold on the proposed merger of Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Northern Light Health in Brewer, Maine, according to the Bangor Daily News.

The merger was paused Oct. 23 after a member of Hospital Administrative District No. 4, which oversees Mayo Regional Hospital, asked the court to halt the proposed merger until a hearing for a preliminary injunction seeking more information on the proposed deal can be held, according to the report.

Northern Light Health plans to "stand aside" while the dispute is resolved, a spokesperson for Northern Light Health told the Bangor Daily News.

"We are aware that a Mayo board member has raised some issues with the Mayo board leadership concerning discussions between Mayo and Northern Light Health," the spokesperson said in an email to the Bangor Daily News. "We view those issues as internal Mayo board governance issues, and we are content to stand aside while they work these issues out."

Access the full Bangor Daily News article here.

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