September 17, 2019
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Pelletier Ford donation to support NMMC’s operating room project

Community Author: Joanne Fortin
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Joanne Fortin | BDN
Joanne Fortin | BDN

PHOTO left to right: Peter J. Sirois, NMMC President and CEO; Glenn Ouellette, Pelletier Ford, General Manager; Steven Pelletier, Pelletier Ford owner

FORT KENT — With Northern Maine Medical Center preparing to launch its largest project in the history of the hospital, the recent donation from Pelletier Ford was timely. Steven Pelletier, proprietor of Pelletier Ford, along with General Manager, Glenn Ouellette, were on hand earlier this month to make the donation to NMMC. A check of $10,000 was received by President and Chief Executive Officer of NMMC, Peter Sirois.  The donation has been earmarked for the Operating Room project which is anticipated to begin this summer.

The multi-million dollar renovation project will address areas which will enhance the patient experience, workflow and physical space needs.  The addition will include smaller renovations to other services of the hospital. Sirois said, “The Operating Room is the only remaining area of the hospital which has not undergone any significant renovation since the hospital was first built in 1952.” Among the planned renovations, the Endoscopy Suite will be consolidated with the Operating Room which will enhance the sharing of support services and provide other efficiencies. An area dedicated to the families of patients undergoing surgery is also part of the renovation; currently, this space is located a distance from the Operating Room, making it inconvenient for families awaiting news of their loved ones in surgery. The physical space itself will be expanded to better accommodate the large amount of technology now utilized to perform surgery. More details related to the project will be released later this summer.

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