From the largest architectural elements to the smallest details, MaineGeneral's new hospital, the Alfond Center for Health, is being designed with our patients and their families in mind.
It will offer all single rooms - providing privacy to patients and their families, top-quality care and so much more
It will include an Emergency Department (ED), state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services and comprehensive outpatient care.
It will help keep and recruit more of the best doctors and health care professionals in the Kennebec Valley for years to come.
And it will transform how health care is provided in the Kennebec Valley for generations.
The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care
was the first LEED-certified
health care building in Maine. Our New Regional Hospital will follow in its footsteps by featuring:
- Highly efficient heating and cooling systems
- Renewable energy sources where feasible
- Building materials from local sources
“Green” construction and design will greatly reduce our environmental impact while saving:
- $900,000 in annual operating costs
- 12 million gallons of water a year
The Alfond Center for Health/Thayer Center for Health
project will create new non-health care-realted jobs, adding to MaineGeneral's proven record of success:
- More than 3,800 employees, making MaineGeneral the largest area employer.
- An annual payroll exceeding $136 million.
- $29 million spent yearly with central Maine businesses.
- Yearly direct and employee spending locally that accounts for $91 million.
The project will cost $322 million for construction and equipment, including $10 million to redesign the Thayer Campus in Waterville into the TCOC. It is financed by:
MaineGeneral will finance the rest of the project using long-term debt spread over 30 years at the lowest available rate, much like a house mortgage. MaineGeneral will work hard to reduce long-term debt by keeping project costs down through careful planning and exceeding fund-raising goals.
Efficiency and Access: I-95
The Alfond Center for Health is located on Old Belgrade Road near Exit 113. Funding for a new access off Exit 113 is in place. It will provide direct access to Old Belgrade Road for the convenience of patients at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care and the new hospital. It also will ease congestion and open the door for economic development in the region. MaineGeneral worked with the Maine Department of Transportation and the City of Augusta and Sen. Susan Collins to secure funding for the private-public collaboration.
Shuttle service between Waterville and Augusta will be available through the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP). MaineGeneral will spend more than $96,000 yearly to subsidize the service.
MaineGeneral's aging Seton and Augusta campuses will no longer be used by MaineGeneral once the Alfond Center for Health and Thayer Center for Health open. We are working with local officials and developers on ways to best reuse these sites.