The Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) is the second largest hospital in the state of Maine, and the critical life line support for over 40% of the general population. As such, EMMC sought out to revitalize their healthcare capabilities by undergoing a $247 million dollar multi-phased modernization to expand their current footprint and develop a premier, state-of-the art medical facility.
This expansive project includes a new 328,000 SF, eight-story patient tower, and 49,000 SF of renovations to the existing Obstetrics and Anesthesia Care Units in the Grant Tower. The new patient tower features an Emergency Department Observation Unit, Sterile Processing Department (SPD), Cardiac Diagnostics and Treatment, Coronary Care Unit, Cardiac Surgery Unit, Inpatient Medical/Surgical beds, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and 14 modern operating suites.
As the lead commissioning authority and owner’s agent, RMF’s goal is to verify and optimize any and all M/E/P system inefficiencies throughout design and construction of this project in order to ensure the facility, all ancillary systems and campus infrastructure are operating in peak performance and in accordance with EMMC’s program requirements.
- Multi-phase construction and renovation efforts while maintaining full hospital operations
- Phased turnover of new operating rooms prior to, and amid, other ongoing project work
- Consolidation of the hospital Heart Center and improved modern surgical technological capabilities
- Upgraded private rooms with modern amenities
- Addition of Medical Office space to house specialists in close proximity to staff and patients
- Central Plan Expansion which includes a new 600 HP boiler and accessories, feedwater system, and makeup air unit for combustion air
- Verification of clean room cascading pressurization standards