Healthier Futures Rising
Providing outstanding, coordinated patient care to the 1.1 million people in our service area requires dedicated, talented
teams together with the facilities and infrastructure to support them. MaineHealth’s commitment to quality and patient-centered
care rose to new heights in 2017-18 with significant investments across our health system, taking form in building
modernization, expansion and efficiencies.
The work underway across our health system is more than modernizing facilities. These investments in MaineHealth are
an investment in our communities. Through operational efficiencies, we serve more people. Through modernization, we
can better innovate to serve patients and their diverse needs every day. Through closer collaboration and teamwork, we
support our vision of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.
Maine Medical Center’s modernization and expansion project in Portland is well underway. The $525 million project will increase the number of single-occupancy patient rooms, modernize procedure rooms that support surgical and other cases, and dramatically improve access to the medical center by increasing parking, wayfinding, LifeFlight landings and even reorienting the front of the facility to Congress St. Overall, this project will allow Maine Medical Center to continue serving in its important role as the region’s leading provider of tertiary and emergency care services.
In August 2018, LincolnHealth opened
the Herbert and Roberta Watson Health
Center, a new outpatient facility. The
Watson Health Center is a patient centered
medical home, integrating
primary care, specialty and ancillary
services under one roof. The care model
supports clinical collaboration across
disciplines to provide high-quality,
accessible, efficient and affordable care.
More than 500 employees from
Information Technology and other
administrative functions formerly
spread across eight MaineHealth
locations are now working together
under one roof in Westbrook. The
new location fosters collaboration and
improves operating efficiencies across
the system, ultimately benefiting our
providers, nurses and the patients they
serve. The presence of MaineHealth
in Westbrook has also stimulated the
city’s economic development, as new
businesses have opened to serve the
influx of new patrons.
Memorial Hospital’s Mount Washington
Valley Adult Day Center broke ground
in Conway, New Hampshire in June
2018. The new facility is addressing
the community need for elder memory
care services as well as respite for their
caregivers. Structured activities, health
monitoring, therapies and assistance
with bathing and activities of daily living
will be offered to seniors in the area.
Waldo County General Hospital sees
16,000 patients a year in a nine-bed
Emergency Department. In May 2018,
ground-breaking took place on a $9.7
million expansion to include six new
beds, private rooms, updates to the
trauma facilities, and dedicated spaces
for patients in psychiatric crisis. The
expansion addresses patient privacy
needs with single-occupancy rooms
and supports the growing demand for
psychiatric and addiction services.