SANGERVILLE, Maine — Northwoods Healthcare is changing its location and the culture of health care.
A division of the Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital, Northwoods Healthcare is moving its clinic from the Guilford Medical Building into a former private home the hospital purchased and is renovating at 22 Haley Court in Sangerville.
Patients will be seen at the new location on Oct. 6. An open house will be held from 5 to 7 that evening when the public will have an opportunity to meet the staff, tour the new facility and have their blood pressure taken.
The goal of the move is make the visits of patients so remarkable that they become apostles of quality service for Northwoods Healthcare, according to hospital officials.
“We’re very excited about this opportunity,” Geno Murray, the hospital’s CEO, said Friday during a brief press conference on the lawn of the future clinic. He said the move was in response to the growth Northwoods Healthcare has seen in recent years.
The new spacious building will have not only six examination rooms for less waiting, but also a large gymnasium for physical therapy. In addition, the move will allow patients increased access to orthopedics, gynecology, podiatry and general surgery, according to Dennis Welsh, vice president of operations. He said the move was a “golden opportunity” for C.A. Dean and the clinic’s patients who will be served in a bright and spacious environment rather than a cold, sterile environment.