Coming Soon: Medical Arts Building
October 2, 2007
An architect's rendering of Franklin Community Health Network's Medical Arts Building.
Franklin Memorial Hospital is constructing a new medical arts building to better accommodate the growing number of patients seeking care at local medical practices. The building is located to the north of the hospital and will be connected to it with an indoor corridor.
Benefits of this new building include:
- the new office building will help attract and retain the best doctors, nurses, and other employees,
- a cheerful and efficient space for patients, doctors,nurses, and others,
- the most up-to-date equipment,
- easier access to diagnostic services at the hospital such as radiology and lab services,
- easier access to outpatient specialty care, and
- ample parking located nearby.
The 58,000 square foot building will house:
- Pine Tree Pediatrics
- Pine Tree Women’s Care
- Franklin Orthopedics
- Franklin Surgery
- Franklin Urology
- Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center
Space will also be provided for Evergreen Behavioral Services’ counselors and other local health and social services agencies so patients can conveniently access a wide array of services in one location.
Some departments currently in the hospital will be relocated to the lower level of the facility, including Human Resources, Health Information Management, and Care Support.
The building is being financed through a combination of cash reserves from Franklin Community Health Network and a loan from the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority. Payments received from patients’ bills do not support the building’s construction, nor is there a capital campaign in the community taking place to support the project.
The medical arts building benefits the community economically by:
- creating construction jobs, and
- allowing for expanded programs and additional employment opportunities.
A workforce of approximately 20 people, many of them locally-based, is on site most of the time during the 18-month project, slated to be completed in the summer of 2008. H.E. Callahan of Auburn is overseeing construction management. Harriman Associates of Auburn is the architect.
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