Patient room at MaineGeneral Medical Center
Exterior view of MaineGeneral Medical Center
Patient room at MaineGeneral Medical Center
Operating room at MaineGeneral Medical Center
Patient room at MaineGeneral Medical Center
Healthcare Projects

MaineGeneral Medical Center

When MaineGeneral Medical Center set out to build a 640,000-square-foot regional hospital, they knew that collaboration would be the key to a timely completion. They needed to combine two MaineGeneral Health campuses into one central location, which would be the new four-story Alfond Center for Health. However, it was also a goal to employ as many trades from the Augusta area as possible. Alongside the owner, Robins & Morton was able to complete the project 10 months early despite a late construction start and other challenges that came their way.

By utilizing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), there was a level of accountability amongst all parties, resulting in finishing the project 10 months early. Central to the success of the project was the use of IPD, a collaborative alliance, increased value to the owner, reduced waste and maximized efficiency; which led to achieving a self-imposed goal of a 91 percent local participation rate.

The new hospital includes 194 private patient rooms, a streamlined Emergency Department, three oversized operating rooms, one cardiac catheterization lab, seven general operating rooms, outpatient facilities, medical library, and education center. Both of MaineGeneral Health campuses are combined into one central location, the new $350 million Alfond Center for Health.

When you deliver a project under budget, with added scope and ten months ahead of schedule, you are doing something right in the teamwork department. The best thing we did was involving Robins & Morton very early, and having their input in the decision making process. It was completely invaluable.

Paul Stein, Chief Operating Officer MaineGeneral Medical Center - Alfond Center for Health

Owner

MaineGeneral Medical Center

Location

Augusta, Maine

Architect

SMRT/TRO Jung Brannen

Size

640,000 SF

When you deliver a project under budget, with added scope and ten months ahead of schedule, you are doing something right in the teamwork department. The best thing we did was involving Robins & Morton very early, and having their input in the decision making process. It was completely invaluable.

Paul Stein, Chief Operating Officer MaineGeneral Medical Center - Alfond Center for Health