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Eastern Maine Medical Center: 1920s to the Present

Eastern Maine Medical Center Graystone Building 2003

Eastern Maine Medical Center Graystone Building 2003

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

In 1990, an expanded emergency department opens, including a new Walk-in Care Center.

Irving Kagan succeeds G. Clifton Eames as chairman.

G. Clifton Eames is presented the distinguished service award.

The Heart Center celebrates its 1,000th surgery patient and 10,000th catheterization.

A cooperative effort with Penobscot Valley Health Association leads to an EMMC asthma education program based in outpatient pediatric clinics.

The molecular genetics lab staff is developing a battery of DNA-based diagnostic tests.

EMH acquires the former James A. Taylor Hospital as a site for construction of a psychiatric hospital.

School of Anesthesia is now affiliated with the University of New England.

In 1991, a neonatal transport system sends a highly skilled, specially equipped team to hospitals throughout the region so that very ill newborns may be safely brought to EMMC's Rosen NICU.

Frances Rhodes is presented the distinguished service award.

Ross Manor and the adjacent Laurel Court open, serving more than 80 nursing home residents.

The James B. Coffey Jr. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center opens on campus, a joint effort of the radiologists and neurologists.

The completion of an outpatient children's clinic on Webber 3 provides multidisciplinary care for a number of chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Funds for renovating the space came from Children's Miracle Network Telethon, Ronald McDonald Children's Charities and Bangor's Ronald McDonald House.

Thirteen employees and physicians serve in Operation Desert Storm.

The Family Practice Center logs more than 28,000 patient visits.

EMMC recycles 200 tons of material this year, sparing 1,700 trees and saving 700,000 gallons of water.

Valet parking continues to be a popular service; on a busy day 200 patients and visitors may be served.

1992 marks the hospital's "100th Year of Caring."

The hospital founded in charity and community support one hundred years ago embarks on a centennial year distinguished by the single greatest charitable effort in its history: a $6-million campaign to build an inpatient children's center atop the Grant Building. By October, the campaign reaches a successful conclusion, powered by a $750,000 challenge gift from Stephen and Tabitha King, a $500,000 Auxiliary pledge, record-setting support from employees and physicians, and broad community support.

Acadia Hospital opens in August. As part of Eastern Maine Healthcare, 100-bed Acadia offers acute psychiatric care and chemical dependency services.

Malcolm E. Jones is presented the distinguished service award.

Volunteers, essential partners in the work of the hospital, number nearly 500.

A second catheterization lab opens, in response to a marked increased demand for cath services.

"100 Years of Caring -- A Centennial Celebration" is held in September at the Bangor Civic Center; hundreds of families come to celebrate and learn about their medical center.

The copy in this exhibit is taken from the contents of:

One Hundred Years of Caring, A Chronology, Eastern Maine Medical Center, 1892-1992

Copyright 1994, Eastern Maine Medical Center

Researched and written by Ann Trainor, Director Special Projects


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