EMHS and Mercy Health System of Maine a Step Closer to Merger
The owner of Eastern Maine Medical Center and the parent company of Portland’s Mercy Hospital are another step closer to merging. Federal regulators have approved Mercy Health System of Maine to merge with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. They must still get a certificate of need from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and approval from the Vatican. Mercy Hospital would remain non-profit and would retain its Catholic identity.