Meeting the Demand for Outpatient Surgery

Scarborough Surgery Center, Maine Medical Center

Scarborough, Maine

Designed around the comfort of patients requiring surgeries that do not require an overnight stay, this freestanding, 59,000-SF outpatient surgical center is set on a remote campus and includes:

  • 10 operating rooms
  • 31 pre- and post-op rooms
  • Central sterile and reprocessing
  • Spacious, welcoming lobby and waiting area with access to an exterior “healing garden”
  • Family lounge
  • Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating


Increasing the Maine Medical Center’s outpatient surgery capacity from 26 to 31 rooms, the facility is meeting the region's increased demand for outpatient surgery. The Surgery Center opened its doors to the public in August 2007.


Morris Switzer Environments for Health


Size / Cost

59,000 SF / $30 million



Featured in the 2008 Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase


Appeared in the 2009 ASHE Architecture for Health Gallery



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