By Robbie McKay Lincoln News • July 18, 2019
MILLINOCKET – With the recent golf tournament wrapped up, figures are now in for the status of the financial progress of Millinocket Regional Hospital’s Oncology Clinic renovation.
Currently, the amount the hospital has raised through gracious donations and a multitude of fundraisers is $98,400, leaving $101,600 more to raise in order to fully fund the $500,000 renovation. A $300,000 grant from the NextGen Foundation started the drive.
The Millinocket region has been very active in working to raise the funds to make this renovation possible, and many groups, businesses, and organization have stepped up to pitch in and share the load including Brookfield, Katahdin Federal Credit Union, the Elks Lodge and the Northern Timber Cruisers among others. Katie Mackin, Marketing Director for MRH, said the community is supporting the project on many levels.
“We’ve had a number of donations made recently in memory of two gentlemen who recently passed from cancer,” Mackin said. “This has brought in a numerous donations and we are so grateful that these families chose this project to honor their loved ones’ memories,” she said.
Currently, the project is scheduled to begin in September and will run concurrently with the renovation at the library. The contractor, Nickerson and O’Day, is fully staffed that time of year and is very able to handle the workload that both projects will entail.
Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit www.mrhme.org/giving or send a check to the attention of: MRH Oncology Clinic Renovation, 200 Somerset Street, Millinocket, ME 04462.
About Millinocket Regional Hospital
Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital nestled at the base of Baxter State Park that provides vital healthcare services to those who live, work and play in the Katahdin Region. Beyond the friendly staff and award-winning patient care, MRH provides an impressive range of specialty and general services; with a recent expansion resulting in the addition of eight new specialties and a Walk-In Care facility. In 2018, MRH was awarded the Press Ganey ‘Guardian of Excellence Award’ for exceptional patient experience; a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement for hospitals who consistently perform within the top 5%. Providing jobs to approximately 250 people, MRH is the largest employer in the Katahdin Region and a crucial economic driver within its community. For more information, please visit www.mrhme.org or www.facebook.com/MillinocketRegionalHospital