ELLSWORTH — A project to build a new emergency department at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is 80 percent completed, hospital officials announced Monday.
Maine Coast, which expects to open the new wing in March, has been leading a capital campaign to raise $5 million for the $10-million project.
Bob Merrill, president of the hospital’s Board of Trustees, said to date $3.2 million has been raised, leaving $1.8 million to finish the campaign.
The hospital has already begun using part of the new addition. The administrative offices, such as public relations and payroll, many of which had been housed in trailers previously, have been moved in to the new offices.
New Emergency Center, named after hospital benefactor F. Eugene Dixon Jr.
— 24,100-square-foot addition (10,000 square feet will be dedicated to emergency department, the rest will house administration)
—15 rooms/15 beds
—Anticipated Completion: March
Cost: $10 million
Existing Emergency Room
2,500 square feet
Six rooms/eight beds