Blue Hill, ME –In response to a key concern raised by the community, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) officials, together with architects and planning consultants, have determined that its facility objectives can be met without tearing down the recently acquired buildings on Parker Point Road. “We believe we can make the campus footprint, along with some of the land located behind the Parker Point Road homes, work for redevelopment, renovation, and expansion,” describes Greg Roraff, president and CEO of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.
Today the BHMH Board of Trustees established a Neighborhood Advisory Committee. Members of the Blue Hill village community will be invited to join this group over the next several days. As stated in its charter, the purpose of this committee is to facilitate the hospital’s desire to be a good neighbor and to serve as a bridge between the Blue Hill village community and the hospital board regarding the planning of the master facilities strategy.
“We recognize that the village community is a particularly important stakeholder in this process. We want this committee to consider specific topics that affect the village and give feedback to the Board,” explains Sally Mills, trustee. “As a resident of Blue Hill myself, I look forward to chairing this committee and hope to make some significant and meaningful progress in bringing the village community and hospital together.”
The Neighborhood Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting at the end of October and another prior to the next public community meeting planned for early-mid December.