Mayo Regional is a caring family committed to excellence in people-centered care in a community setting.
Mayo will be:
- A regional center for comprehensive community health.
- A source for health, healing and education with an emphasis on wellness and health promotion.
- A supportive partner with the professional and medical staff in pursuit of medical excellence.
- An employer who appreciates employees as individuals and as valued resources within the organization and the community.
- A cooperative change agent with other health care providers.
- As the role of community hospitals change, Mayo Regional remains committed to serving as a healthcare and civic leader, concerned employer, and good neighbor.
- Continue to support the staff in improving the quality, efficiency, and friendliness of our hospital care.
- Focus the knowledge, skills and resources of our staff, physicians and partners to forge a strong and integrated community health system to serve the people in our region.
- Pursue opportunities in the marketplace and through creative alliances to meet the health needs of our community.
- Join with other providers to insure that each patient and family is supported in a caring manner throughout the course of any illness.
- Reach out to people in their homes and workplaces to help them understand and take responsibility for their own health and well being.
- Take the lead in creating a more unified and friendly healthcare environment in our service area.
Mayo Regional Hospital gets its name from and owes its existence to Col. Edward J. Mayo.
Born in 1864 in Foxcroft, now Dover-Foxcroft, Col. Mayo was a wealthy businessman and philanthropist whose family owned and operated the Mayo & Son Woolen Mill -- now the site of Moosehead Manufacturing -- for three generations.
Col. Mayo owned the mill founded by his grandfather and was active in his community as a bank trustee, railroad officer, Foxcroft Academy trustee and Piscataquis Valley Fair Association president. He served in the state House of Representatives in 1900-01.
The Colonel was a benefactor of the Congregational Church, Foxcroft Academy, the fair association and the Good Will Farm in Hinckley, but he is best remembered for the gift that bears his name to this day.
When Col. Mayo died in 1935, he willed his splendid home on West Main to the town of Dover-Foxcroft for use as a hospital. He bequeathed $10,000 for free beds, and free surgical and medical treatment for needy patients in town, and also designated one-fourth of his estate for the support and maintenance of the hospital.
The town accepted the gift -- particularly generous in the midst of the Great Depression -- and established Mayo Memorial Hospital on the site of the Mayo family homestead, converting the home (now known as the old Mayo building) to a hospital in 1936. That year Mrs. Gertrude Mayo, Col. Mayo's widow, left another $10,000 to the hospital in her will.
In 1949, a maternity wing, later used as the hospital's business office, was added to Mayo Memorial Hospital after a $30,000 fund-raising campaign led by the Miosac Club of Dover-Foxcroft and the Junior Women's Club of Guilford. The Miosac women also spearheaded the drive for money to add an elevator, installed in 1956.
Discussions on consolidating small hospitals in Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter and Milo into a regional hospital gained momentum in 1972. Two years later, voters in 13 area towns decided 2,677 to 1,632 to form Hospital Administrative District 4. A site committee chose next door to Mayo Memorial Hospital to build the new hospital. Robert McReavy, former school superintendent in the Guilford area, was hired as the first administrator in 1974 and served until 1992.
Ground was broken for construction of a 46-bed acute care hospital in 1976. The $5.1 million Mayo Regional Hospital opened to patients on April 9, 1978, with a staff of 110.
In 1982, the state authorized HAD 4 to purchase Plummer Hospital in Dexter. That town joined Abbot, Atkinson, Bradford, Cambridge, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec and Willimantic as HAD 4 members.
A $1.3 million medical office building was constructed in 1989 on the east side of the old Mayo building.
In 2000 the hospital constructed a new ambulance garage for its Emergency Medical Service on Dwelley Avenue, and received state Certificate of Need approval to begin a major expansion/renovation project on the main hospital building. That $8 million project broke ground in May, 2001, and by 2003 had resulted in construction of a new Emergency Department, an expanded ambulatory services wing, and a Mayo Resource Center addition that includes space for physical therapy, occupational health, business offices, medical records and conference space. The expansion project also completed renovations of first-floor outpatient service areas and the second-floor Obstetrics Department.
Since 1995, Mayo Regional Hospital has operated a physician practice management department, now known as Mayo Practice Associates, which manages a total of eight doctors' offices in Corinna, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford and Milo.
Mayo is now the largest healthcare provider in the Penquis region and is the third-largest employer in Piscataquis County.
"Our Mission is to provide you with up-to-date, high quality, compassionate and affordable healthcare.
To assist you in achieving the highest level of health by offering a broad range of education, prevention and wellness services in partnership with other healthcare organizations."
"At Mayo we value all individuals and strive always to provide an environment that supports courtesy, honesty, accountability respect, and trust for all."
Directions & Location:
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From the south: Take Newport exit off I-95, go left on Route 7 north to Dover-Foxcroft. At traffic light in downtown Dover-Foxcroft, take left onto West Main Street and travel one-half mile, going straight through second traffic light. Mayo Regional Hospital will be on the right, both entrances clearly marked by signs.
From the east: Follow Route 15 from Bangor area. Route 15 becomes Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Follow Main Street straight through traffic lights downtown and at Monument Square (Civil War monument at left), and Mayo Regional Hospital will be on the right, both entrances clearly marked by signs.
From the west: Follow Route 15 from Guilford, past Dover-Foxcroft Shopping Plaza and Foxcroft Academy. Mayo Regional Hospital will be on the left, both entrances clearly marked by signs.