Maine Medical Center is proud to announce a project that will expand its capacity and modernize much of its patient care facilities. Over the next five years Maine Medical Center plans to spend $512 million on the construction, renovation and expansion of inpatient and outpatient facilities and services. The majority of this investment will occur at MMC’s main Bramhall campus.
New Congress Street Entrance
Every aspect of this project is designed around the needs of patients. The project will optimize current bed capacity at the state’s largest hospital and calls for increasing the number of single rooms available to patients as well as well as replacing surgical and treatment areas with ones that conform to 21st century standards. About $50 million of the total project cost will be invested in primary care and other outpatient facilities through the hospital’s Maine Medical Partners multi-specialty practice organization.
The project also involves the replacement of the largest parking garage on the campus, a 1,200-space structure used by employees that sits along Congress Street. The need to replace that garage creates an opportunity to reorient the hospital’s main entrance to Congress Street, one of the city’s main thoroughfares. The hospital’s current main entrance faces Bramhall Street in the city’s largely residential West End.
“Patient-centered care is more than a slogan for Maine Medical Center,” said Richard Petersen, president and CEO. “It informs everything we do, including this project. This is really about one thing: Making sure we can provide the very best possible care for our patients for years to come.”