GORHAM – The new Martin’s Point Health Care facility in Gorham is ready, and officials will celebrate completion of the $5 million project with a ceremony this week.

Relocating to its new facility from a short distance up the street, doctors and nurses will begin seeing patients on Monday, Sept. 22, at its new address, 575 Main St.

“We’re good to go,” Kate Leahy, a spokeswoman for Martin’s Point, said last week.

The new facility sits on a landscaped site adjacent to Beal’s Ice Cream at the intersection of the heavily traveled commuter routes 25 (Main Street) and 237 (Mosher Road). Martin’s Point officials and town leaders will cut a ribbon at the new facility at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18.

The building will be open on Thursday so patients can take tours from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

“The new Martin’s Point building is beautiful both inside and out,” David Galbraith, Gorham’s zoning administrator said. “Many wonderful details, and I am certain the employees and clients will enjoy the new facility.”

Martin’s Point in Gorham serves 6,000 patients.

Tom Ellsworth, director of Gorham’s Economic Development Corp., said the project benefits the town and Gorham people.

“We are very excited at the completion and pending opening of Martin’s Point,” Ellsworth said.

The medical building has 12,500 square feet of space and will house six health-care providers, including doctors and nurse practitioners. Leahy, who lives in Westbrook, said it’s a primary- care facility and would also handle minor emergencies.

Leahy said the architecture was designed to reflect the “homey” character of its former Gorham location in the historic Old Richardson Place.

“We want it to be warm and cheerful,” Leahy said.

The new facility includes a radiology department for X-rays, lab, two procedure rooms, multiple exam rooms, and separate rooms for providers to talk with patients and their families. Plans call for adding a mammography room next year.

A community room off the lobby will be available free of charge after business hours for local groups to meet. The doctors and nurses have a separate conference room.

Medical staff workspace is located in a hub area that features an open concept with overhead beams that reflect a barn look. The doctors and nurses also have a separate area where they can chat or work on computers.

Leahy said all patient records are electronic and are secure with no paper files. Patients will check in for appointments at a reception desk in the lobby.

Features for employees include a kitchen, locker room and break area.

The facility has ample parking and is accessed at the intersection, which has a traffic signal. It’s the eastern gateway to Gorham.

“This project is a model example of what we are trying to achieve with our economic development strategy: New construction to broaden our tax base, an expansion of needed services to the residents of Gorham, and serving as an anchor for future development in a part of town we consider appropriate and poised for growth,” Ellsworth said.

According to Gorham tax records, the facility is situated on a 20-acre parcel. Leahy said Martin’s Point plans to donate some land for trails.

Including Gorham, Martin’s Point has nine locations, according to its website. Officials broke ground for its new Gorham facility in November.

Galbraith said he’s pleased that Martin’s Point is remaining in Gorham.

“As I told them at the groundbreaking, it is always nice for a new business to locate in your town,” Galbraith said. “But I think it speaks volumes when a business makes the decision to remain in your town.”

The Martin’s Point telephone number in Gorham remains at 839-2559.

Kate Leahy, spokeswoman for Martin’s Point Health Care, views the lobby in the new medical facility opening for patients on Monday, Sept. 22, at 575 Main St. in Gorham. Doctors plan to see patients beginning on Monday, Sept. 22, in the $5 million Martin’s Point Health Care at the intersection of routes 25 and 237 in Gorham. High ceilings are a feature of the workstation area at the new Martin’s Point facility.


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