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Mayo Regional Hospital wins national award for remote, technical assistance

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Mayo Regional Hospital has been awarded participation in a remote, technical assistance program with the Texas A&M University Center for Optimizing Rural Health. Mayo Regional Hospital is one of five hospitals in the state to be selected for support and training through the year-long program. Technical assistance will begin this spring.

The Center for Optimizing Rural Health works with rural facilities to address the challenges unique to small hospitals and the towns they serve. Over the next year, they will work with Mayo Regional Hospital to determine feasible health care options that can be supported by the community, meet community needs, and maintain local, quality care.

“We are pleased to receive this award and look forward to working with the Center for Optimizing Rural Health and other rural hospitals in Maine and around the country,” said Marie Vienneau, president and CEO of Mayo Regional Hospital. “This program aligns well with our ongoing efforts to ensure Mayo Regional Hospital can continue to provide high-quality health care services to our community in the years to come.”

Commissioner of the Maine Department Health and Human Services Jeanne Lambrew recently announced that in addition to Mayo Regional Hospital, four other rural Maine hospitals were chosen to participate in the Center for Optimizing Rural Health program. The other hospitals are Northern Light C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, and Calais Regional Hospital. Only 25 hospitals in the nation were picked to be part of the remote, technical assistance program.

For more information about the Center for Optimizing Rural Health, please visit OptimizingRuralHealth.org.

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