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Dedicated to long-time President and CEO Ed McGeachey
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its new, state-of-the-art medical office building located at 46 Barra Road in Biddeford on September 16. Named after long-time President and CEO Ed McGeachey, the 42,000 square foot building was designed by architectural firm SMRT Inc. and erected by contractor Ouellet Associates Inc. It will officially open at the end of September. Practices in the facility include: SMHC Internal Medicine, SMHC Orthopedics, SMHC Neurology and a Therapy Center.
“SMHC’s new Edward J. McGeachey Medical Office Building is a hub for health and health care of the future,” said SMHC Board of Trustees Chair Bernard Gaines. “So it is fitting that such a building should carry the name of a man who had dedicated 38 years of his career to SMHC and its mission to improve the health and health care of our communities.”
“I’d like to thank the SMHC Board of Trustees for this singular honor,” said SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey. “As proud and grateful as I am to have this building named in my honor, this building is not about me. It is about the importance of retaining and recruiting the best medical professionals and opening up more access to care for people in our communities. It has been, and continues to be, my privilege and joy to lead Southern Maine Health Care by welcoming, listening and serving our patients.”
To involve the community in this important project, the new medical office building was designed to include pavers, benches and rooms within the building which could be purchased and inscribed to honor or memorialize loved ones. Over $280,000 has been raised to date and a donor event was held on Friday, September 12 to thank the 275 individuals, families and organizations who took the opportunity to support SMHC’s continued pursuit of Excellence. Always. in health care and honor president and CEO Edward J. McGeachey for his service to our community. Pavers, benches and rooms are still available to be inscribed. For more information, please contact Lee Cote in SMHC’s Development office at (207) 283-7235.
PHOTO CAPTION: Southern Maine Health Care hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its new, state-of-the-art Edward J. McGeachey Medical Office Building located at 46 Barra Road in Biddeford. Pictured (left to right) are: Judy Jacques, SMHC Orthopedics practice manager; Craig Pendleton, executive director of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber; Roland Eon, former SMMC Board of Trustees chair, McGeachey Campaign MOB chair and SVP, P&C Insurance; Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant; SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey; Bernard Gaines, SMHC Board of Trustees chair; Carol Merrill, SMHC Neurology practice manager and Jane Foley, SMHC Internal Medicine practice manager.