FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mercy Health System of Maine
PORTLAND, ME (August 13, 2014)—Mercy Health System of Maine, a provider of comprehensive healthcare services, is pleased to announce that its first Express Care+ facility, located at 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, Maine has successfully completed its first 100 days of service. Open from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week, area residents and workers can seek immediate medical care close to where they live and work with ease and without the added expense of an emergency room visit.
“Broken bones, sprains, strains and other minor injuries and illnesses that require immediate attention are all treated quicker, at a lower cost at our Express Care+,” said Bob Nutter, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Making care more accessible is a priority for Mercy, and part of our strategic focus. The greater Portland area is bustling with activity and we are proud to bring another opportunity for compassionate, quality care to the community.”
The goal of Mercy Express Care+ is to treat medical conditions quickly with quality results. As explained by a patient of Mercy Express Care+, “[The Mercy Provider] identified a need to consult with a specialist for the ailment I needed care for at Mercy Express Care+. The specialist diagnosed me with a severe medical condition that required much more attention than I previously thought necessary — but I never had to leave the comfort of the Mercy Express Care+ to receive top notch care.”
Mercy Express Care+ at Fore River is staffed by emergency room physicians and open 12 hours a day, 365 days a year. With state-of-the-art advanced imaging and laboratory services, patients can receive the medical treatment they need when they need it. Call (207) 553-6105 to reach the Mercy Express Care+ at Fore River.
The Mercy Express Care Network also has locations in Gorham, Westbrook, Windham, Yarmouth and now, Portland. To learn more about the Mercy’s community-based system of care, visit www.mercyhospital.org.
About Mercy Health Care System of Maine
Mercy Health System, a member of EMHS, includes Mercy Hospital, Gary’s House, McAuley Residence, Mercy Recovery Center, and VNA Home Health Hospice. Mercy Health System provides a broad range of medical and surgical services, as well as nine primary care locations, five express care locations, and 17 sub-specialty physician practices ranging from thoracic and spine surgery, to ENT and cancer care. It is a continuum of care provider for patients in southern Maine. A not-for-profit organization, Mercy Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community. More information on Mercy is available at www.mercyhospital.org.
The mission of EMHS is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of the people of Maine through a well-organized network of local healthcare providers who together offer high-quality, cost-effective services to their communities. EMHS, headquartered in Brewer, Maine, is a not-for-profit health delivery system, with a strong presence in central, eastern and northern Maine. EMHS employs more than 10,000 people, including more than 600 physicians. The system includes eight hospitals, five emergency transport units, including half of the joint venture that is LifeFlight of Maine, a strong home care and hospice organization, and nine nursing homes and retirement communities. For more information go to www.emhs.org.