Maine Medical Center is proposing a $512 million expansion that would increase the footprint of the hospital’s main campus in Portland by about 25 percent.
The expansion calls for adding 20 operating rooms but would not change the total number of beds. Instead, many more of the hospital’s 637 beds would be in private, single-patient rooms. All 128 of the new patient rooms would be single-patient spaces.
The reduction in double-occupancy rooms follows a national trend aimed at increasing the comfort of patients facing serious surgeries or illnesses.
Assuming all of the permits and approvals are obtained, Maine Med expects the project – which would add 300,000 square feet to the main campus – to be completed in 2022.
Be sure to read the entire press release detailing the proposed plans.