Hospital supporter to match ‘Building on a Promise’ campaign donations

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital
Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital(WABI)
Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 5:42 PM EDT
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ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth has kicked off a campaign to renovate and refresh key inpatient spaces.

The ‘Building on a Promise’ campaign is a $4.5 million project that will include a new, state-of-the art OBGYN center, as well as renovations to patient rooms, which will increase the availability of private rooms.

Long-time hospital supporter Edith Dixon is challenging the community to donate to the campaign, pledging a matching gift up to $1 million.

“We’re very fortunate to have the support of Mrs. Edith Dixon and the Dixon family. She’ll match every donation from individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, if those gifts are made by December 31st, 2022,” said Ruth Calas, Maine Coast Hospital director of philanthropy.

“If COVID showed us anything, it’s the need to have rooms so that people can have privacy so that people can get healing and not spread the disease. Many of our rooms are not private, so it was the right time to do it,” said John Ronan, Maine Coast Hospital president.

To make a donation to the ‘Building on a promise’ campaign, go to

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