Connectivity Point completed the communications cabling within the new Emergency Department of Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. The project consisted of Category 6 cabling and single fiber optic cable between the five IDF’s. Work within the hospital required special care and communication between project management and hospital staff. Patient safety, cleanliness, and special care not to disrupt hospital network connectivity were priorities.
Work to double the 24,500 square-foot Emergency Department at Maine Medical Center (MMC) took almost two years with multiple phases. The project included the construction of a helipad, central utility plant, parking garage on Congress Street, and the medical center’s East Tower, home of women and infant services. The existing Emergency Department was renovated and expanded into the East Tower’s basement level. With the expansion, the footprint was increased to approximately 49,000 square-feet. MMC’s Emergency Department treats approximately 170 patients each day. MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing more than 6,000 people.