PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Mercy Health System of Maine and (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) have signed a letter of intent that would combine the two health systems.
Mercy Health System of Maine includes Mercy Hospital.
It is a joint, non-binding agreement. It paves the way for Mercy to become a member of a health system that covers half of Maine's population.
Regulatory approval and approval by the Catholic church are still to be finalized. Under the agreement, Mercy would remain Catholic and retain its non-profit status.