Governor Mills signs off on law moving hospital merger forward

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - A merger of Mayo Regional Hospital and Northern Light Health gets the green light.

Governor Mills has signed off on a law to let it happen.

Mayo is owned and governed by a hospital administrative district.

Northern Light Health is a private non-profit corporation.

The law needed to change to let the two merge.

The next step is approval from DHHS.

The merger is expected to be completed by the fall making Mayo Northern Light's tenth hospital.