BUILDING for the next 150
Facilities: $120 million
Modernization and expansion of Maine Medical Center’s physical facility is crucial if we are to continue as a first-rate, accessible hub of high-acuity services for patients from Maine and northern New England.
Demand for MMC’s services is at an all-time high. Even before the pandemic, patients have been increasingly older and sicker than the patients we saw even 10 years ago. This has resulted in a shortage of available beds and procedure rooms that, in turn, forces an intensive triage process to manage transfer requests from community hospitals across the state. It also frequently backs up the Emergency Department, as patients who need to be admitted must wait for an inpatient bed to become available.
Surgery today is notably different, with incisions getting smaller while the staff and required equipment have increased dramatically.
Our physical infrastructure has not kept pace with the rapidly shifting health care landscape. The majority of our current patient rooms are in buildings at least 40 years old; some in buildings nearly 80 years old.
Our community has already raised more than $100 million of the $588.4 million project cost to add 478,000 square feet of modern space. With your help, The NEXT 150 Campaign has committed to raising an additional $20 million to accelerate plans to fully build out the Malone Family Tower and alleviate rising inpatient capacity challenges.