For patients, the new medical office building (MOB) improves their experience with clear wayfinding and supports those with neurological disorders by utilizing appropriate colors, biomimicry, and strategically placed art. In addition, the plan provides clear delineation of public, clinical, and staff zones and the interiors incorporate wellness supporting design elements.
Specific, universal interior design choices were made to support patients of all ages and across the neuro-spectrum. For example, someone with reduced vision can safely navigate the building thanks to flooring surfaces that maintain consistent colorways with subtle patterning, regardless of material, which mitigates the perception of visual “holes” in the floor that can disorient patients. Careful attention to contrast carries through the finish and furnishings palette, aiding in depth perception.
The project co-locates multiple ear, nose and throat (ENT) practices, including audiology. The remainder of the program includes a fluoroscopy suite, MRI, x-ray and vascular surgery practice with a procedure room.
The clinical spaces follow the collaborative care model, pairing clinical hubs with provider offices to facilitate real-time communication.
The building is designed and constructed for ambulatory care, providing the organization with flexibility.
SMRT worked with the owner and construction partners to enhance the building’s visibility and connectivity and maximize its square footage by developing a design that takes advantage of a sloping site.
“The new facility will dramatically improve the experience of patients visiting these practices. They will receive top-notch, patient-centered care at a facility that is right off the highway. It is important that our colleagues work in facilities that reflect the world-class care they provide to their patients. This investment is not only in our facilities, but in our colleagues, our practices,
and in the care of our patients.”
—Joel Botler, MD
Maine Medical Partners
President & Chief Medical Officer