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The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Donates $1 Million

Have you heard the exciting news? Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor is growing, and the community is playing a key role in this new project known as the Acadia For All campaign.

Earlier today it was announce that the hospital received a $1M gift from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. The gift will help support the construction of a new pediatric wing and the renovation of current spaces, providing private, single occupancy rooms for all patients. The funding will also enhance Acadia’s outpatient pediatric services, expansion of its geriatric treatment and research program, as well as workforce development to strengthen the resources needed to address Maine’s behavioral health needs.

“This is an incredible gift to the people of Maine. We are grateful to Stephen and Tabitha King for their support to help Acadia Hospital increase access to behavioral health services,” says Scott Oxley, MBA, president of Northern Light Acadia Hospital. “To know that there are young people in emergency departments across the state waiting for us to have an opening so they can get the help they desperately need is heartbreaking. The new pediatric wing at Acadia Hospital will greatly enhance our ability to serve Maine’s most vulnerable population.”

“We are pleased to contribute to Northern Light’s Acadia For All campaign, which will significantly expand Acadia Hospital’s delivery of behavioral health services to young people, both locally and across the state.  We are well aware that there are many children and adolescents who desperately need access to residential programs and services. We hope others in the community will join us by contributing to Acadia’s expansion,” says Stephen and Tabitha King.

Northern Light Acadia Hospital partners with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, to support kids in need of these critical services. We truly appreciate the King family’s support, and we encourage to learn more about the campaign or to support the project by clicking here.