Maine Medical Center has announced an extraordinarily generous gift of $4 million from Lisa Gorman and the children of L. L. Bean Chairman Emeritus Leon Gorman and their spouses: Jeff and Sonya Gorman and Jennifer and Bennett Wilson This gift permits the construction of the soaring lobby of the new Congress Street building lobby that will be the centerpiece of the new structure expected to commence construction in 2020 and be completed at the end of 2022. The design will contribute to wayfinding and orientation and will be visually and physically connect the new Congress Street building to the ground floor levels of the existing Bramhall campus.
“When we toured the hospital with Chief Executive Officer Rich Peterson and Chief Medical Officer Joel Butler, we saw a facility that does not yet support the world-class care that staff can give and the people of Maine deserve,” Lisa Gorman said. “After we left we stayed right in the parking lot and talked about what we saw and how we wanted to be a major part of the project. Right there we made our decision to make our contribution. We were convinced that the changes are necessary and the leadership is in place to implement the plan.”
“The Congress Street Tower is part of MMC’s $525 million expansion and modernization project now under construction. Construction is expected to be completed by 2022 according to a press release from Caroline Cornish. of MMC.