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midcoast logoSpecial to theNews-Standard

TRINITY — MidCoast Health System is excited to expand its services to Trinity, and in the past year we have been going through necessary renovations and upgrades to the incredible facility provided by the Trinity Memorial Hospital District.

The licensing process to reopen a hospital is a multi-step, lengthy operation that involves many state and federal entities. While MidCoast does not have a date to formally announce the opening of the hospital, the administration is excited to share that the facility currently is awaiting an Architectural Review Inspection of the building and will receive the license shortly after.

MidCoast Medical Center-Trinity will host a 24/7 emergency room, CT and X-ray services, lab diagnostic services, and therapy. MidCoast Well Care Clinic-Trinity currently is open and able to offer primary care services to the members of the community.

MidCoast is grateful to be in an area with such welcoming residents and is looking forward to the opportunity to grow with the city. The support from The Trinity Memorial Hospital District, the local service vendors and contractors, the residents of the community, and elected government officials for allowing us the opportunity to provide healthcare to this deserving community is appreciated.

City of Trinity Mayor Billy Goodin said that the opening of the hospital will bring much-needed health care services to the community as well as creating jobs for our local economy.

“Having readily available healthcare is a huge step towards growth and will make us more attractive to individuals and businesses that may be looking to relocate to our area,” he said.

TMHD Board Member Cheryl Spearmen spoke on the positives of opening the hospital.

“Jobs will be created and people to fill those jobs will be needed,” she said. “The school district, city, and county will grow because of the hospital opening. Trinity and the surrounding areas will reap the rewards of the TMHD’s goal, ‘To provide quality health care to the members of our community.’”

TMHD Board Member Steve Hancock sees the need for a hospital in this community and thanks the residents of Trinity for their patience as we work through numerous challenges to bring health care back.

Randy Karnes, TMHD Board president, said, “The process to find a suitable partner to run the hospital and then to acquire the necessary license and accreditations to open have been a daunting task that was harder than we could have imagined.

“It is with great joy, satisfaction, and relief that we can finally state that the Trinity area will have a functioning ER and hospital to serve the community,” he said. “We ask the community to welcome and help support Mid Coast and their dedicated employees in the operation and future expansion of services.”

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