Letter to the Editor

LincolnHealth supports roundabout

Posted:  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

Dear Editor:

Increasingly, health care organizations are bearing the responsibility of the health of their entire community, not just the well-being of their own patients. The trustees, administration and clinical staff at LincolnHealth take this responsibility very seriously. That’s why when local issues or debates arise that directly affect the health and safety of our region, we are  willing to weigh in. 

The changes we’ve made over the last few years (e.g. opening the Urgent Care Center, the Wound Care and Wellness/Rehab Centers and the Zimmerli Pavilion) have resulted in a significant increase in patient volume at the St. Andrews Campus and St. Andrews Village. The majority of our patients, employees, visitors, vendors, etc.,  access our properties either by continuing on Route 27 past the YMCA or by turning onto Corey Lane to access the St. Andrews Campus. 

While we are well-aware that some changes can be controversial, we must add our name to a list of local businesses, organizations, and residents who feel that improvements to create the roundabout will benefit the whole region. Like many local organizations, the sustainability and growth of LincolnHealth in the Boothbay region relies on a strong local economy.

We believe this project will improve both the safety and traffic flow in the area. Therefore we support this effort, as it will not only make driving safer for ambulances and all vehicles, it will also provide the necessary infrastructure to safely support a growing and vibrant economy.

Jim Donovan, President