Eastern Maine Medical Center is discontinuing its critical care connection service.
The hospital says the volume of use and cost were driving factors in terminating the service that connects E-M-M-C nurses with other intensive care units in the region.
Officials say they’ve lost a million dollars per year since the program started in 2008.
Ten full time and two part time nurses work in the unit.
“Although we’re eliminating service of the critical care connection there are multiple opportunities throughout the organization so the nurses who are currently working in the connection will have the opportunity to review what jobs are available according to their interest and qualifications,” says Jodi Galli, VP Chief Nursing Officer at EMMC.
The program will discontinue June 20th of this year.