Eastern Maine Medical Center Foundation will use the $1 million donation for their Remarkable Begins With You capital campaign that benefits the hospital's Modernization Project.

At a ceremony held this morning (8/14) Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, EMMC president and CEO announced that the generous donation will provide state-of-the-art operating rooms, consolidated heart care, updated space for laboring moms and their babies, new neonatal intensive care space, and increased private rooms for patients. The gift was given in honor of EMMC physician Felix Hernandez, medical director of Surgical Services and the entire team who provided care to the unnamed patient. The gift will name the new Cardiac Surgical and Critical Care Units, currently under construction on the fifth floor.