March 2021 Machias – Today, the bankruptcy court approved Down East Community Hospital’s (DECHs) petition to purchase Calais Regional Hospital.  DECH, through an affiliated entity, and with the cooperation of many of the creditors of Calais Regional Hospital (CRH), filed papers to acquire Calais Regional Hospital with the bankruptcy court on February 19, 2021.

DECH, President & CEO, Steve Lail, “We are pleased with the court’s decision and are eager to get started.  The court appointed Plan Officer, Mark Stickney, has assigned a Management Service Agreement with Calais Community Hospital, which allows us to provide management services to CRH until the closing of the sale which is scheduled to take place in June.  Our Senior Leaders began those services today.  We look forward to this new journey and to building new relationships with the staff at CRH and the Calais community.”

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