Contributed by Northern Light Mercy Hospital
Since 1918, Northern Light Mercy Hospital has been providing compassionate and clinically excellent care to all who walk through our doors. Just over a century later, we’ve reached a pivotal moment in our history as we prepare to vacate our hospital located at 144 State Street and consolidate services and operations to our expanded campus on Fore River Parkway.
Beginning in September 2021, we will take a phased approach to moving medical practices and hospital departments to the new campus. This consolidation enhances patient access to more of our medical services in one convenient setting. It also allows us to build on our community-focused mission through cutting-edge technology, a nurturing and caring environment, high quality care, and personalized services for a range of medical needs.
Our newly expanded healthcare campus consists of a medical office building that will house more of our medical practices and feature a new, easy to access first floor imaging center. The hospital has been expanded and will feature a new emergency department and new patient care units with all private rooms. There is also a new outpatient specialty and surgery center located next to the hospital where our gastroenterology and wound care practices will be located and where day surgeries will take place.
While we’ve kept the design consistent with the existing structures on the campus, there are a few new features that you may notice as the campus opens in phases through December:
• New emergency department: There is a dedicated parking lot for our emergency department, offering patients quick access to care. Ambulances also have a new dedicated route and patient drop off area that is covered and protected from the elements, providing increased safety, convenience, and comfort.
• Ease of access: New parking lots have been added to ensure easy patient access to each of the facilities. The campus is also accessible by metro bus and new bicycle racks are available for use by patients and visitors.
• Connections between facilities: Vehicular traffic patterns have been updated to improve safety and ease of access. There are new and expanded sidewalks and pedestrian walking trails on the campus that get you to where you need to go while offering a connection to nature.
• Places of respite: There are quiet benches among the trails, trees, and water that provide quiet areas to sit and enjoy the outdoors while waiting for or visiting a loved one receiving care. A new footbridge over a pond now connects the new outpatient specialty and surgery center to the hospital.
We invite you to visit NorthernLightHealth.org/Mercy to learn more about our move schedule, what our new campus will look like, and the location of our services.