CMMC to expand office space


LEWISTON – Central Maine Medical Center is looking to construct a new building, its first such project since it added a heart center.

Located next to the hospital’s parking garage, off Main Street and near the north side of High Street, the new building will house doctors’ offices.

CMMC has added 20 to 25 doctors over the last year and continues to hire to meet demands, according to spokesman Chuck Gill. This rapid expansion has left the hospital needing more office space.

CMMC is now looking at knocking down an old, small office building and taking out some parking spaces, replacing them with a new building that could be three or four stories or more. The hospital has consulted an architect, Gill said, but has not yet talked to city officials about approval. The plan is so preliminary that CMMC hasn’t yet attached a price tag to the project.

It hopes to have more information in the next 90 days, Gill said.

CMMC’s last building project – the $8.6 million Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute – opened in spring of 2003.