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THE NEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Hospital's take on building projects despite MaineCare debt
Bangor Daily News, March 31, 2013 As drivers pass through Augusta on Interstate 95, Maine’s newest hospital comes into view just off Exit 113. Four stories of br...
Exit 113 renovations, routes 3 and 27 link top capital area's road projects
Kennebec Journal, March 21, 2013 State Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt got the most appreciative nods Wednesday morning for his update on road projec...
Exit 113 construction to cost $2 million more than expected
Kennebec Journal, Feb. 16, 2013 Officials scrambled recently when they learned it will cost nearly $2 million more than expected to fix roads near a reconfigured...
A collaborative construction process produces the new MaineGeneral
MaineBiz, Feb. 4, 2013 When Augusta's new MaineGeneral hospital opens in the fall of 2013, the $312 million project will showcase not only the latest medical dia...
Augusta's new hospital named 'Alfond Center for Health'
Kennebec Journal, Jan. 21, 2013 The Alfond Center for Health. That's what MaineGeneral Medical Center's new $312 million regional hospital will be called when i...
Proposed $10.8 million upgrade to new hospital's highway interchange goes to bid
Kennebec Journal, Jan. 5, 2013 The state has settled on plans for an estimated $10.8 million in road improvements near exit 113 of Interstate 95. The long-await...
Kennebec Tales: Projects ground us in 2013
2013. Wow. If you're of a certain age, you're no doubt saying, "Where's my jetpack?" There are a lot of things that 30 or 40 years ago we thought would happen by...
Windham company's prefabricated counters, cabinets speed up new hospital fittings
Morning Sentinel, Dec. 14, 2012 All the woodwork, countertops, sink tops, windowsills and even the protective strips along the walls and the corner protectors ar...
Augusta hospital sold to Central Maine Commerce Center developer
Kennebec Journal, Dec. 7, 2012 The developer responsible for converting a former computer manufacturing site into the office park known as the Central Maine Comm...
MaineGeneral increases expected number of Waterville area employees
Morning Sentinel, Nov. 15, 2012 MaineGeneral Medical Center will have more employees in the Waterville area than was originally thought after in-patient services...
Stein named MaineGeneral Medical Center COO
Kennebec Journal, Nov. 2, 2012 Paul Stein will become chief operating officer of MaineGeneral Medical Center starting Jan. 1. Stein has worked at the hosp...
MaineGeneral signs 10-year-deal with Maine Natural Gas
Morning Sentinel , Oct. 31, 2012 MaineGeneral Medical Center has agreed to buy 10 years' worth of natural gas for its new regional hospital from one of two comp...
No acceptable bids for current MGMC properties
Kennebec Journal , Oct. 25, 2012 So far, there are no takers for two gently used hospital properties. MaineGeneral Medical Center's three-day online auction to...
MaineGeneral I-95 exit may be ready next year
Kennebec Journal, Oct. 15, 2012 The regulatory permitting process is nearing an end for the $11 million road construction project designed to allow north and sou...
Windover Foundation adds $1 million to MaineGeneral funds
Morning Sentinel, Sept. 4, 2012 Fundraising for the new regional hospital in north Augusta got a $1 million boost recently from the Windover Foundation, whose tr...
Prefab parts for new MaineGeneral hospital save time, money
Morning Sentinel, Sept. 4, 2012 The outside walls of the new regional hospital in north Augusta are taking shape on the floor of a warehouse that echoes with the...
MaineGeneral plans online auction for two of its campuses
Morning Sentinel, Aug. 27, 2012 MaineGeneral Medical Center plans to hold an online auction to sell its Augusta hospital campus and Seton campus in Waterville. &...
Final beam goes into new MaineGeneral hospital
Kennebec Journal, July 23, 2012 The white, steel beam bearing colorful signatures of hundreds of employees, visitors, donors, patients and construction workers r...
MaineGeneral Medical Center taking shape
WCSH 6, July 23, 2012 Maine General Medical Center has taken one big step closer to finishing its new hospital. The hospital held its topping out ceremony Mond...
Construction on new Augusta MaineGeneral ahead of schedule
WABI 5, July 23, 2012 As construction continues on a new regional hospital in Augusta, a major milestone was reached Monday. With almost 600 construction ...
A major milestone for MaineGeneral Medical Center
WGME 13, July 23, 2012 The new building under construction has reached it' full height, leading to Monday’s topping off ceremony. The 640,000 square foot new reg...
Hundreds sign the New Regional Hospital's last steel beam
During the week of July 23, the last steel beam will be placed on MaineGeneral's 640,000-square-foot hospital in Augusta, marking the end of seven months of fast-...
Artists' submissions needed for new hospital artwork
MaineGeneral Medical Center is seeking proposals to design, create and install artwork at the New Regional Hospital now under construction in Augusta. The desig...
Made in Maine: Deer Isle granite for MaineGeneral's new hospital
The pounding roar of the drill and the whine of a diamond wire saw reverberate on Crotch Island, carving off 240-cubic-foot blocks of Deer Isle granite, which wi...
Prefab work aiding completion of MaineGeneral's new hospital
Kennebec Journal, May 28, 2012 The region's newest hospital is about one-third complete and construction is moving along rapidly. Construction workers are seen ...
Natural gas seen as key fuel for area
Kennebec Journal, May 22, 2012 Natural gas, whoever provides it, will be the main heating and cooking fuel at MaineGeneral Medical Center's new hospital in north...
Efficiency reigns on hospital projects
Construction Executive, May 2012 Not many construction markets can claim to remain at historically high levels despite several years of dismal broader economic p...
MaineGeneral's new hospital a local jobs generator
Kennebec Journal, April 9, 2012 The $312 million hospital rising on a hillside in north Augusta is being built by people likely to use it. And this past week, ...
New Regional Hospital Fun Facts
The scope of MaineGeneral's New Regional Hospital construction project is mammoth. And associated with a project of this size and complexity are a number ...
Augusta residents raise concerns about exit 113
Kennebec Journal , March 30, 2012 About 50 people gathered at City Center Thursday to learn more about the $10.8 million in road improvements near exit 113 of I...
Final public hearing on I-95 exit plan
Kennebec Journal , March 19, 2012 At a final public hearing about the proposed $11 million modification of Interstate 95's exit 113 and upgrading of part of Old...
Foundation of new MaineGeneral hospital almost complete
Morning Sentinel, Feb. 6, 2012 A 310-foot crane swung two large steel beams slowly toward the workers who added them to the skeleton of the emergency department....
New uses considered for Thayer, Seton campuses
MaineBiz, Jan. 9, 2012 A steady convoy of dump trucks moving earth and pile drivers sinking steel dominate the work site of MaineGeneral's new $322 million, 19...
Hospital crane hard to miss
It's a monolith that rises 5 feet taller than the torch of the Statue of Liberty. The newest crane on the site of the new regional hospital being built by MaineG...
MaineGeneral in a race against winter
Just about any child would be thrilled to watch the more than 30 heavy construction vehicles, including excavators, tractor shovels, bulldozers, dump trucks, ...
Public to talk Exit 113
A public hearing on roadway improvements around Interstate 95's exit 113 will continue Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Augusta City Center. Ernie Martin, project manage...
New hospital to bring road changes
Proposed changes are coming to Exit 113 of Interstate 95, the Route 3 connector to the interstate and along Old Belgrade Road to Route 27 -- all in support of th...
Care to stay near patients
MaineGeneral Health's consolidation of inpatient beds into one regional hospital in north Augusta is only the largest, most visible real estate move for Kennebec...
Breaking ground on new hospital
The rolling green hills are gone. The farm-turned-golf course is a distant memory. The sounds of a pile driver, bulldozers and other heavy construction equipm...
MaineGeneral begins construction
After years of planning, MaineGeneral officially launched the construction of its New Regional Hospital. The 192-bed, 640,000 square foot facility will open ...
Groundbreaking on Augusta hospital
A groundbreaking was held Friday for a 640,000 square foot hospital in Augusta. The facility is the largest new health care construction project in Mai...
MaineGeneral breaks ground on new $312 million hospital
Construction began on a new regional hospital in Augusta Friday morning. The pricetag is around $312-million. At a groundbreaking ceremony that featured stat...
Work starts on new $312M hospital
Cranes, earth-moving equipment and tons of construction materials are already on the site as a formal groundbreaking takes place Friday for MaineGeneral Medical C...
New hospital aims to attract providers
On the outskirts of Augusta on Friday, MaineGeneral Health officials will break ground on a brand new $322 million hospital. The 192-bed facility is sch...
Grant to fund MaineGeneral exit work
A $1.2 million federal grant will pay for the remainder of a new I-95 interchange to service MaineGeneral Medical Center's 192-bed hospital soon to be under ...
Feds kick in funds for interstate exit
All the funding is in place to bring Exit 113 on Interstate 95 from half an interchange to a full one. The last piece came in the form of a $1.2 million g...
$276M for construction turned over
MaineGeneral Medical Center took receipt Thursday of some $276 million in bonded funds for construction of a new regional hospital in north Augusta. ...
Funding for MaineGeneral's new hospital comes through
The final pieces of new regional hospital in Augusta have finally come together. One of the last hurdles for the new Maine General Medical Center i...
Hospital bond sale complete
MaineGeneral Medical Center has secured more than $280 million to begin construction on a regional hospital. Securing the bond sale was the last hurdl...
New MaineGeneral's financing almost complete
The new regional hospital has its financing, despite a thumbs-down from the state treasurer. Commissioners of the Maine Health and Higher Educational ...
MaineGeneral hospital approved in Augusta
MaineGeneral Medical Center's planned new regional hospital in north Augusta won approval from the Planning Board late Tuesday night. Just before 11:30 p.m., ...
MaineGeneral's plan for new hospital before planners
MaineGeneral Medical Center's plans for a new regional hospital in north Augusta are up for potential final Planning Board approval tonight. Hospital offici...
MaineGeneral's $320M loan bid under way
Borrowing the money to build new regional hospital is quite unlike borrowing the money to buy a home. ...
Contractors gearing up for new hospital
The new regional hospital is taking shape -- at least on paper and in intent-to-award-contract letters. Even as officials at MaineGeneral Medical Center and the...
Augusta council looks at tax deals for 3 projects
A City Council subcommittee is recommending special tax deals from the city be approved so three major local projects can go forward. ...
Good marks for I-95 proposal
A study on the environmental effects of creating a full Exit 113 interchange on Interstate 95 drew mostly positive reviews from those submitting written comm...
Residents air interchange concerns
Residents concerned about speeding traffic putting them at risk, and others concerned their homes could be taken from them, grilled state officials over a pl...
Revamped transit system offers new buses, routes
Six new public transit buses boasting a snazzy new logo will take to the roads of central Maine next week. The Kennebec Explorer, the revamped public transit sys...
Funding woes won't slow Exit 113 plans
The funding picture may be hazy, but planning for a full interchange at Exit 113 on Interstate 95 in Augusta continues onward. ...
Top 10 of 2010: Regulators approve new MaineGeneral
MaineGeneral Medical Center will enter the new year the beneficiary of one of the biggest news events of 2010: Maine regulators' approval of a new regional hospit...
Death of funding bill to impact Maine projects
A federal spending bill that was scrapped Thursday will impact funding for Maine projects, including transportation work related to a new MaineGeneral Hospital in...
State approves second CT scanner
The state has given MaineGeneral Medical Center approval to include a second CT scanner as part of its proposed new $322 million regional hospital in north August...
Exit 113 interchange impact assessment back in state hands
The state is revising a preliminary environmental impact assessment done in preparation for a proposed new Exit 113 interchange. The assessment -- required to al...
Johnston to head hospital fundraising committee
The philanthropy department at MaineGeneral Health, seeking to raise funds to match a $10 million challenge grant for its new hospital, turned to the man who led ...
Exit 113 money still in play
The stand taken against earmarks by Maine's Republican U.S. senators this week will have no effect on the $4 million tagged for work at the Exit 113 interchange o...
MaineGeneral gains final OK from state for new facility
MaineGeneral Medical Center’s new regional hospital in north Augusta cleared its final regulatory hurdle Monday, winning the go-ahead from the commissioner of the...
MaineGeneral wants changes in building requirements
MaineGeneral Medical Center argues its new regional hospital will need at least 216 in-patient beds, 11 operating rooms, and relief from being tied to the co...
City officials plan TIF to help offset hospital road cost
City officials are concerned the proposed new $312 million MaineGeneral Medical Center project in north Augusta could be jeopardized by about $2 million worth of ...
How the land was landed
During her recent visit, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was treated to the story of how MaineGeneral Health came to own land in north Augusta that is home to th...
Good news, bad news for MaineGeneral
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins provided no assurances Thursday regarding a $4 million federal earmark that would help fund a highway interchange key to building a n...
Hospital process a valuable lesson
For some, the new MaineGeneral Medical Center planned for north Augusta is a bitter pill. The change it foreshadows for the hospital's current facilities in Augus...
Tentative OK for regional hospital
A new regional hospital will rise in north Augusta after the proposal won a conditional go-ahead from state regulators Thursday. A final decision, by the com...
MaineGeneral wins key OK for new hospital
A new regional hospital will rise in north Augusta after the proposal won a conditional go-ahead from state regulators Thursday. A final decision, ...
Board hears MaineGeneral Medical Center's plan
Plans have been moving forward on a new regional hospital in north Augusta, even as MaineGeneral Medical Center officials await state approval to build it. Hosp...
Maine contractors embrace use of 3-D modeling technology
Denis St. Pierre knew sooner or later E.S. Boulos Co. would need to add Building Information Modeling technology to its skill set if it, the largest electrical ...
Federal funding for new I-95 connection in Augusta gains momentum
Federal funding for a proposed new connection between Interstate 95 and the potential new site of MaineGeneral Medical Center in north Augusta has taken anot...
State postpones hospital decision 2 months
The state has delayed a decision on whether MaineGeneral Medical Center can build a new regional hospital to replace inpatient operations in Augusta and Wate...
Bills in Congress including funding for new I-95 exit
Federal dollars are in the pipeline in both houses of Congress for a new connection between Interstate 95 and the MaineGeneral Medical Center's campus in nor...
Pingree: Panel OKs $1 million for hospital exit
A committee of the House of Representatives has approved $1 million for an Interstate 95 exit to service the new MaineGeneral Medical Center campus in North ...
$35 million for MaineGeneral
The Harold Alfond Foundation, three years after the death of its namesake philanthropist, has made a $35 million commitment to help build a new, $322 million...
Harold Alfond Foundation gives $35 million to help MaineGeneral
Continuing a legacy of partnership with Maine’s beloved philanthropist Harold Alfond, MaineGeneral Health accepted a $35 million gift from his namesake foundati...
Governor Baldacci celebrates major gift from Harold Alfond Foundation to MaineGeneral
Governor John E. Baldacci joined members of the MaineGeneral community, Harold Alfond Foundation and local, regional and State officials at an announcement t...
MaineGeneral receives large gift
Maine's third-largest hospital is getting a $35 million gift. MaineGeneral Health announced May 7 that the donation is from the Harold Alfond Foundation, nam...
Maine hospital receives $35 million gift from Alfond Foundation
A massive hospital building project in Augusta that's pending state approval got a major push today from a famous Maine benefactor. Before he died, Harold Alfond...
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