Lincoln County Healthcare has released its second white paper on the future of health care in the Boothbay region and is planning to present its vision at a public presentation later this month.
The first white paper, released on Feb. 20, was an attempt to answer questions about the way business is handled at St. Andrews, according to LCH President and CEO Jim Donovan.
The most recent report outlines a number of services that will remain available at the St. Andrews campus in Boothbay Harbor even though the emergency department is slated to close in October. Included are urgent care, laboratory, occupational therapy, wellness and primary care services, among others.
The report touches on challenges for healthcare delivery and the dynamics of the change at St. Andrews from a critical access hospital to an urgent care center and how that relates to transportation for treatment.
Lincoln County Healthcare has also committed to provide a total of $250,000 in unrestricted gifts to the three communities in the region that could be used to offset reported increases in the Boothbay Region Ambulance Service budget, according to the report.
A presentation of this vision is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.
The full report is available for download here.