In FY20 Maine Medical Center opened two new floors dedicated to oncology atop the hospital’s Coulombe Family Tower, a major milestone in its $534 million expansion and modernization project. The Susan Donnell Konkel Pavilion for Surgical Oncology and the Marshall L. and Susan Gibson Pavilion for Medical Oncology include 64 single, universal rooms where patients receive state-of-the-art cancer care in a private setting.
This latest addition of world-class facilities at MMC significantly improves the healing environment for oncology patients, featuring one floor dedicated to medical oncology and another to surgical oncology. It allows patients with similar health care needs to be grouped closer together and receive focused care. The new oncology beds also are able to adapt to the needs of patients, whether they have come to the hospital for a specialized surgery or to receive care and treatment as part of a clinical trial.
The Coulombe Family Tower project included the construction of the new Linda and Diana Bean Sisters Heliport. The addition of this dual-pad heliport allows MMC to shave critical time from the transport of patients from medical helicopters to providers in the medical center, improving care for those seriously injured or ill.
MMC also broke ground on a new, $59 million Maine Medical Partners medical office building at its Route 1 campus in Scarborough. The 108,000-square-foot, three-story building will be home to Maine Medical Partners practices including Neurology, Neurosurgery & Spine, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), Rehabilitation Medicine and Vascular Surgery. The new building is expected to be complete in mid-2021.