Machias – The Emergency Department expansion and renovation is near completion. To officially mark that milestone, DECH will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting will take place in front of the new Emergency Department at 11 Hospital Way on November 15 at 11:00am. Representatives from the USDA, the Legislature, Down East Community Hospital, and other Key stakeholders will be present to celebrate completion of the project.
The capital campaign for the Emergency Department began in January of 2016 and, through the overwhelming support and generosity of the community, over 1.5 million was raised for the project by January 2017. The hospital started seeing patients in the part of the new expansion in September and will be able to utilize the completed facility this month.