Buffet Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am
Program: 8:00-9:00 am
This Spring, Maine’s largest hospital project ever, will commence at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Its purpose is to expand and modernize the hospital to provide the best possible patient care.
Join MEREDA and Jeff Sanders for breakfast on April 26, 2018 from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel in Portland to learn more about the rationale, scope, timing and challenges of this massive expansion project.
The Maine Medical Center Phase IIB Master Facilities Project is a $512 million investment in the care provided at Maine’s largest and most advanced medical center. The project will relieve a severe shortage of beds at the hospital, not by adding more beds, but by providing 128 new single patient rooms, allowing MMC to better meet the growing demands of acutely ill patients. It will also add 19 new procedure rooms, increasing capacity and replacing older operating rooms no longer able to accommodate the latest technology.
The project calls for the replacement of the existing employee parking garage with a larger parking facility that will alleviate an acute shortage of parking on the campus. It also creates a new main entrance for the hospital on Congress Street. A $50 million investment in
ambulatory facilities in the Portland region is also planned. Construction is expected to get under way in early 2018 and be completed in 2022.
Jeffrey D. Sanders serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Maine Medical Center, a position he has held since 2010. Before joining MMC, Mr. Sanders worked at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah for ten years as an operations officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray and McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. Mr. Sanders earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and his Masters of Healthcare Administration degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native Mainer, he is a graduate of Gray-New Gloucester High School.