BLUE HILL — There are some major changes happening to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital. On Wednesday, they launched Keeping Our Promise campaign to raise money to upgrade the hospital.
Nancy Hatfield was born on the front lawn of Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital more than 80 years ago.
She was a former patient and now serves as volunteer at Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital.
“The head of the hospital then was Dr. Bliss so I was always written on those coat tails who birthed me on the lawn,” said Hatfield.
She says she is grateful for what the hospital has done for her and her husband.
“This hospital has changed so many people’s lives and kept them well and there is such a cheering and caring feeling about it from the nurses to the doctors to the staff. I just think it’s a wonderful place and to make it bigger and better is a real gem to do,” she said.
The hospital is kicking off their capital campaign to help fund the renovations of the current hospital.
Ruth Calas is the Director of Philanthropy at Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital and said she is grateful for all of the community support.
“We are really incredibly grateful for the community for supporting us. Every dollar we receive for the campaign will be right here in Blue Hill,” she said.
John Ronan, President of Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital said we can expect some major positive changes.
“One of the major component is to build a whole new facility. That facility will be comprised of private rooms so gone with the days where people come to a hospital and expect to have a roommate.”
Ronan said the new hospital will offer the latest technology, lab and imaging services, rehabilitation and more.
“When it’s all said and done it will be torn down and replaced with a brand new 10 bedroom hospital. The Sussman building which is actually behind me will stay which is where our primary care will continue be located as well as new imaging suite, physical therapy, and rehab.”