Joel Farley, MS, FACHE

farley.jpgFunction in the hospital: Joel Farley leads the team that is responsible for much of the day-to-day infrastructure support at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Made up of a team of mechanics, electricians, painters and carpenters, licensed professional engineers, housekeepers, laundry workers, security guards, secretaries, fire and safety professionals, biomedical equipment technicians and construction managers, the Facilities Department works hard every day to make sure the tools our clinical staff needs to serve our patients work properly. In addition, Joel is also responsible for being certain EMMC is ready to respond effectively to community emergencies, coordinating EMMC's emergency preparedness and disaster response plans.

The road to here: Joel, a Maine native, holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Maine and a master’s of science in civil engineering from Tufts University. He also completed a postgraduate program in molecular biology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Joel has worked in both state and federal government, for private consulting and engineering firms, and prior to joining EMMC, he worked for The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

What he's trying to do: Joel's goal is to provide the safest, cleanest, most modern healing environment possible, an environment where clinical staff have all the tools they need to provide excellent care for our patients.

Guiding principle: Joel says he’s been incredibly lucky to be blessed with a supportive family and community, good health, a great education, and career opportunities. “I have a responsibility to do as much as possible with my talents, to give back to all those who sacrificed on my behalf and to help those who have not been as lucky as I have,” he says.

Proudest accomplishment: “I am proud to be part of the team supporting EMMC’s Modernization Project, including the construction of a new seven story tower containing 14 new operating rooms, a new neonatal intensive care unit for our smallest patients, two new floors of private patient rooms, new cardiac services and new support services for EMMC," he says. "I am proud to lead the team that designed and built the home for EMMC Cancer Care at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer where community members receive lifesaving care. I am also proud to have supported the development, design, permitting, and construction necessary for many other important projects to help EMMC grow to meet the needs of the patients we serve. On a personal level, I am extremely proud of the two sons I’m raising.”