Staff tours the new Maine Medical Center building, Portland, 1956

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In 1956, the main entrance of Maine Medical Center was moved to a new wing. Upon opening, 10,000 people toured the new wing including Goveronor Edmund S. Muskie.

The new Maine Medical Center was the largest medical facility north of Boston, with a total of 420 hospital bed.

The main entrance was moved to the new wing and the Health Services division, which focused on preventive medicine, occupied the first floor. Children's Hospital was the second floor, with Maine Eye and Ear Institute on the third, and connecting to the existing maternity unit, the fourth floor housed new labor and delivery rooms, nurseries and private rooms.

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  • Title: Staff tours the new Maine Medical Center building, Portland, 1956
  • Creator: Maine Medical Center
  • Creation Date: 1956
  • Subject Date: 1956
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Local Code: P01.08.32
  • Collection: Maine Medical Center Photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Medical Center Archives
22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 662-2202

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