MaineGeneral is committed to keeping the highest-quality primary and specialty care services in the Kennebec Valley.
Our $322 million regional project includes the new Alfond Center for Health in Augusta and the renovation of the Thayer Center for Health in Waterville.
Alfond Center for Health - opened Nov. 9, 2013
This new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for residents in the many communities we serve.
It is designed to move patients through the journey to wellness, using "best practices" to enhance patient care, including the following highlights:
- Main Entrance and Lobby
Single entrance to simplify way-finding
Comprehensive medical library and resource center that is open to the public
Education center with meeting spaces for up to 300 people
Spiritual center with space for meditation and prayer
- Front of House/Back of House Design
Separate corridors for the public and for patient transport
Streamlined Emergency Department (ED)
Comprehensive diagnostic services next to the ED
Helipad near the ED to ease emergency transit
- Operating/Procedure Rooms
Three oversized operating rooms
One Cardiac Cath Lab
Seven specialty-sized or general operating rooms
Six procedure rooms for endoscopy and cystoscopy
Private patient rooms for pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery so families can stay with patients
- Inpatient Wings
Located away from the main entrance to reduce noise and disruption
Separate wings devoted to specific types of inpatient care
192 private patient rooms which:
Enhance patient safety and healing by reducing infection risk
Allow confidential communications with doctors and nurses
Feature family visiting/sleeping capacity
Have large windows to maximize light and views of nature
- Outpatient Facilities
Extensive diagnostic facilities and doctor’s offices
Thayer Center for Health - Construction Began Nov. 9, 2013
The Thayer Center for Health will offer 24/7 emergency services and preserve a long tradition of great care in Waterville.
By converting MaineGeneral Medical Center's Thayer Campus from an inpatient to an outpatient facility, and moving services from the Seton Campus to Thayer, we will offer greater Waterville area residents convenient access to more of the services they need most in one location.
Most of our health care is provided in an outpatient setting, which means no overnight stay in the hospital is required. This includes diagnostic tests and procedures and even many kinds of surgery.
By redesigning Thayer to meet the needs of 21st-century medicine, we will preserve the great tradition of high-quality medicine Thayer represents, keeping it as an important resource for years to come.
We believe the need for outpatient services will grow over the next 10 years. We are confident the Thayer Center for Health will thrive as demand continues to grow for outpatient services.
Construction has begun! Thayer is open during this time.