Mercy hosts ceremony to mark final beam installation for consolidation
At noon today, Northern Light Mercy Hospital hosted a topping-off ceremony to celebrate placement of the final beam to mark the structural completion of the Mercy Fore River hospital expansion as part of its larger consolidation project. Photos from today’s ceremony can be downloaded here
Mercy Hospital president, Charlie Therrien, hosted the event, which included a blessing by Bishop Robert Deeley, Diocese of Portland, and remarks from Northern Light Health president and CEO, Tim Dentry, and One Mercy capital campaign chair, Chris Howard.
Following the speaking program, construction crews hoisted the one ton, 30-foot beam into place. The ceremony was livestreamed to Mercy employees who signed the beam at Mercy's State Street and Fore River campuses weeks earlier.
“The placement of that final beam was an exciting milestone for our entire Mercy community. It brings us one step closer to a consolidated campus that will provide our patients and community with convenient and expanded access to care,” said Therrien.
Earlier this year, Mercy received state approval to complete the consolidation of services and hospital operations to an expanded Mercy Fore River campus. As part of the consolidation plan, Mercy sold its State Street campus and will lease back the property until the Fore River project is completed in 2022.