Parkview Hospital is hosting a public hearing on plans to join Central Maine Healthcare. The hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Brunswick, will allow people to share their thoughts about the proposed alliance. Parkview is encouraging community supporters to attend.

Parkview Hospital is trying to join Central Maine HealthCareThe Maine Department of Health & Human Services is reviewing Parkview Adventist Medical Center’s decision to join Central Maine Healthcare (CMHC).   Parkview has had a strong working relationship with CMHC for over a decade.  Parkview, just like 12 other Maine community hospitals over the last 15 years, believes their future is best served by joining a health system. The hospital provides primary care and specialist physicians to the community, which improves local access to care. Other local hospitals in the Central Maine Healthcare system include Central Maine Medical,  the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Rumford Hospital, Bridgeton Hospital and the Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing.

One reason Parkview seeks the alliance is to continue to lower costs. They are actively working with CMHC to become one of the lowest cost hospitals in Maine, and to continuously improve qulaity. Parkview has been part of the mid coast health community since 1959. Parkview’s core – faith-based values of caring and compassion – will not change.

For more information on the public hearing, please call 373-2160.