Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) is located in Bangor , Maine and has served communities throughout central, eastern, and northern Maine for more than a century.
Under community direction, EMMC has grown from a five-bed general hospital into a comprehensive, 411-bed medical center. The medical center and its medical staff of nearly 300 physicians who provide three-quarters of the primary-care hospital services offered in the Bangor area, as well as specialty and intensive services to the northern two-thirds of the state.
Our neighbors count on us as a resource for healthcare and health information, as a source of support and assistance for area physicians and other healthcare providers, and as a training ground for the health professionals of the future.
EMMC also provides outreach clinics to many local hospitals in the region, allowing easier access for patients and supporting the role of those hospitals in their communities.
In 1998, EMMC was proud to become one of three designated trauma centers in the Maine Trauma System, a voluntary trauma response network involving all Maine hospitals and the state's Emergency Medical Service.
Whoever they are, whatever their circumstances, Maine people know they can count on Eastern Maine Medical Center. We are committed to caring for everyone, even those who can't afford to pay. We stand ready, 24 hours a day. Because the way we see it, nothing should stand in the way of quality healthcare.
Why is EMMC a Good Candidate for Combined Heat & Power?
- EMMC serves as the referral hospital for the largest geographical area of any hospital in the northeast. The medical center never closes, and must remain operational at all times.
- The severe and always changing weather that affects central, eastern, and northern Maine is known to cause extended electrical outages. In 1998, an ice storm had a catastrophic effect on this region with EMMC losing dependable power more than 16 hours. Much of the utility infrastructure was damaged, causing many homes and businesses to be without power for time periods that ranged from several days to six weeks.
- EMMC must deliver healthcare no matter what the weather is. The reliability of the gas turbine is key to this Combined Heat and Power project, and having dual fuel capability (natural gas or oil) will greatly improve our ability to operate under any condition.
- EMMC is an economic driver in the region. It is our responsibility to find ways to provide affordable and efficient healthcare for all of the people of central, eastern, and northern Maine . The Combined Heat and Power project will save us millions of dollars in energy costs over the life of the plant.
- EMMC is mandated by the State of Maine to find ways of reducing healthcare costs. This Combined Heat and Power project will trim energy costs at the medical center by approximately a million dollars per year.