Miles Memorial, St. Andrews Hospitals to Change Names Upon Merger

Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine, and St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, will change names when they merge Oct. 1, according to a Wiscasset Newspaper report.

The hospitals, part of Boothbay Harbor-based Lincoln County Healthcare, will form a two-campus critical access hospital. Miles Memorial will become the "Miles campus of LincolnHealth" and St. Andrews Hospital will become the "St. Andrews campus of LincolnHealth." The name changes are intended to emphasize the hospitals' focus on health and wellness, according to the report. As part of this focus, offices of Lincoln County Healthcare's multispecialty physician practice, Lincoln Medical Partners, will transition to patient-centered medical homes, according to the report.

The hospitals' merger under a single critical access designation will bring in an estimated $5.2 million in new revenue, which the system will use to lower costs, according to the Wiscasset Newspaper. The first phase of price decreases will begin Oct. 1 and the second phase will begin six months later. Lincoln County Healthcare is seeking feedback from patients to identify the most meaningful price decreases, the report said.

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