Mayo Regional Hospital to close Corinna clinic

Posted Feb. 18, 2013, at 1:41 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 18, 2013, at 1:59 p.m.

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CORINNA, Maine — Mayo Regional Hospital based in Dover-Foxcroft plans to close an affiliated family practice in Corinna and move its staff to a soon-to-be acquired practice in Corinth, a hospital official stated in a letter to affected patients.

Edward J. Hannon, president and CEO of Mayo Regional Hospital, sent a letter dated Feb. 8 to patients of Corinna Family Practice, stating that the hospital intends to close the facility.

“The sale will not be completed until March 8, but once the transaction is finalized Mayo will begin relocating Bryan Lundquist, M.D. and Karen Godin, PA-C from Corinna to staff the new practice, which will be known as Corinth Medical Associates,” Hannon said in the letter.

“At that time, Mayo also intends to close Corinna Family Practice, which it has operated since 2002,” he said.

Corinna Family Practice has about 600 patients and four full-time equivalent positions, according to a hospital spokesman.

Tom Lizotte, spokesman for Mayo Regional Hospital, announced earlier this month that the hospital plans to purchase Corinth Family Medicine from Bangor-based Sunbury Medical Associates.

Mayo Regional Hospital operates medical practices in Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter, Corinna, Milo and Guilford.

Currently, Sunbury Medical Associates operates medical practices in Bangor, Brewer, Hermon and Winterport.

Lizotte said in an email that he is unable to comment about the intended closure of the Corinna facility until after the sale is complete on the Corinth practice on March 8. Corinna Family Practice coordinator Terri Warren said Monday she was also unable to comment.

Lizotte said on Feb. 5 that negotiations are under way between Mayo and Corinth Family Medicine’s current staff, but referred further personnel questions to Sunbury CEO David Savell. A call to Savell’s office had not been returned as of Monday afternoon.

BDN writer Whit Richardson contributed to this report.

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