EMMC Collaborative Art Piece Created by Employees Unveiled


(Bangor, Maine) – When EMMC’s Penobscot Pavilion opened in June, nearly 800 employees and volunteers commemorated the occasion by adding their thumbprints to an art canvas. Franklin Manzo Jr., database specialist, Performance Improvement/Data Management, offered to lead staff members in the interactive art piece, proposing a concept symbolizing the many helping hands it takes to care for patients and embrace the future of healthcare through EMMC’s Modernization Project.

Franklin, an artist who has illustrated several children’s books, took nearly 50 hours to complete the final piece in ink and acrylic paint. The framed work will be dedicated in an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, November 16, at 1 pm in the Level 2 corridor connecting the Grant Tower and Penobscot Pavilion.

EMMC’s Penobscot Pavilion is home to a new main entrance, lobby, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiac Telemetry Unit with private patient rooms. The project continues in 2017, with consolidated cardiac services, new surgical suites, and renovated labor and delivery space.