Medical Arts Center West Wing to Reopen on Monday
Affects Women's Care, Orthopaedics, and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center
February 5, 2010
The Franklin Health Medical Arts Center west wing will reopen on Monday, February 8, so patients with appointments at Franklin Health Women’s Care, Orthopaedics, and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center can report there, rather than at the temporary locations that were established last week.
Richard Dwyer, health facilities specialist for the Medical Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services inspected the building on Friday morning and gave the green light to occupy the west wing, lobby, and ground floor.
In addition, the Scott Lawson Group of Concord New Hampshire was at the Medical Arts Center on Friday conducting an indoor air quality survey of the areas that will reopen on Monday. The preliminary reports indicated no unusual conditions; all air sampling analytic results were within or below applicable indoor air guidelines.
“Multiple people have inspected the Medical Arts Center over the last week and the building meets life safety codes,” said Gerald Cayer, Franklin Community Health Network executive vice president. “The original chimney and boilers are not in use.”
Franklin Health Surgery, Urology, and Pediatrics, which were located in the wing that suffered the most damage, have relocated to temporary spaces. Patients with appointment on Monday should check-in as follows: Pediatrics: Wilton Family Practice; Surgery: Registration desk on the 2nd floor of the hospital; and Urology: Registration desk on the 2nd floor of the hospital.
By early next week, more permanent temporary locations for these practices will be announced.
“Anyone who is unsure where to go for his or her appointment can always call our prerecorded hotline for instructions,” added Cayer. “The number is 779-2163.”
“It is unknown when the east wing, which suffered the most damage, will reopen,” said Rebecca Ryder, Franklin Community Health Network president/CEO. “Franklin Health Surgery, Urology, and Pediatrics will be renovated once a new roof is constructed, which could take between four and nine months.”
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