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Coulombe Family Tower

Creating the best possible care experience for people facing cancer.


The newly expanded East Tower, renamed The Coulombe Family Tower, is now a hub for women, children, and those battling cancer.

Already home to our state-of-the-art birthing facilities, with spacious rooms where mothers and their new babies can connect in peace and comfort, as well as the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit in the state, it is also the new home of cancer care at Maine Medical Center.

The two new floors each house 32 private patient rooms. These rooms are primarily dedicated to patients undergoing treatment for cancer, whether medical or surgical.

All rooms are universal, meaning that they have the technology to accommodate patients at all levels of care — acute, intermediate, or critical. The tower also features workspaces and conference rooms for clinical staff, and dedicated family rooms, some with views of the White Mountains.

When the two new floors of the Coulombe Family Tower opened in early 2020, the timing could not have been better. Because of the private universal patient rooms, Maine Medical Center was able to convert these floors into temporary Special Care Units (SCUs) for seriously ill patients so that existing SCUs could be used to treat patients with COVID-19.

After the COVID-19 crisis passes, these beautiful, light-filled rooms will house patients with cancer who are recovering from surgery, undergoing other medical treatments, or dealing with the challenges of advanced disease.

Your donation can have an impact

The Coulombe Family Tower addition, made possible by the generosity of donors, is an essential part of our vision for the future of Maine Medical Center.

Join the campaign to help us give care, comfort, and hope to more cancer patients and cancer survivors in our region.

Care During COVID-19

When Peter Jardine became one of Maine Medical Center’s first COVID-19 patients, our care team and our facilities were ready.

Thanks to dedicated caregivers – and the universal patient rooms on the two new floors of the Coulombe Family Tower through The NEXT 150 Campaign – MMC was able to accommodate and care for hundreds of COVID-19 patients.

Lead donors to the Coulombe Family Tower (l to r): Michelle Coulombe-Hagerty, Linda Bean, Giselaine Coulombe, and Paul Coulombe.

“Maine Medical Center has played a huge role in our lives, particularly my wife’s life, in the last five years. We live in Boothbay Harbor, which is a rural community, so Maine Medical Center is critical not just for Portland or Cumberland County but certainly plays a big role for the entire state of Maine.”

Paul Coulombe – who made a transformative gift with his wife Giselaine Coulombe and daughter Michelle Coulombe-Hagerty to ensure the best possible inpatient care for people with cancer.

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