Mayo Regional Hospital closing clinic due to physician shortage

Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, will close its primary care office April 5, according to the Bangor Daily News.  

The primary care office, Guilford (Maine) Medical Associates, is suffering a physician shortage after experiencing significant provider turnover in the past year and a half. The shortage led to the closure.

"This is a decision that was difficult to make, but we must deal with the reality of being a small, rural hospital in a time where hospital systems are becoming more necessary for sustainability," Marie Vienneau, BSN, president and CEO of Mayo Regional Hospital, told the Bangor Daily News. "Staffing challenges have led to financial losses for Guilford Medical Associates that the hospital is unable to absorb. This is an unfortunate reality. However, we are confident in our mission to provide high-quality care for people in this region, and staying focused on making Mayo Regional Hospital a resource for many years to come."

Staff affected by the closure are expected to be placed in another Mayo Regional Hospital practice.

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