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Hannaford Foundation Contributes to Hospital Training

Jan. 11, 2016


Facility opens with $250,000 donation




MMC Opens Medical Team Training Facility on Bramhall Campus
With $250,000 Donation from Hannaford Charitable Foundation

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Medical Center (MMC) has opened The Hannaford Team Training Facility for Safe Patient Care – a medical team training facility outfitted with patient simulators at its Bramhall Campus. The facility will have a patient room, where medical teams including residents, nurses and therapists can practice actual emergency situations.  The training facility will be outfitted with an adult and pediatric patient simulator. These simulators will be used for emergency training exercises such as Code Blues (Adult and Pediatric), stroke and DART (Difficult Airway Response Team).
Hannaford Charitable Foundation donated $250,000 for the new 1,600 sq. ft. training facility – a satellite location to the 18,000 sq. ft. Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation located at MMC’s Brighton Campus, which has hosted training for more than 25,000 medical professionals since it opened in 2010.
“This new satellite training environment enables our interdisciplinary medical teams to train together on a routine basis to repetitively practice critical events, where rapid delivery of high-quality care makes a difference in patient outcomes,” Randy Darby, MD, Medical Director for the Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation. “We appreciate Hannaford’s renewed commitment to improved patient care through their investment in our new training facility.”
"Hannaford is proud to support this new Training Facility and contribute to the health of our community," said Cheryl Hinkson, Hannaford's Director of Operations for southern Maine. "Our company is committed to partnering with organizations such as Maine Medical Center to provide healthy choices and excellent medical care right here at home."
In addition to the gift from Hannaford, the children’s hospital philanthropy raised $44,000 through community-wide events for the purchase of a simulated child patient.
The new facility also includes a skills lab, where surgeons can prepare for the use of robotics technologies. The surgical skills room will accommodate three work stations outfitted with virtual trainers. The da Vinci robotic simulator, Heartworks TEE and TTE simulator and the Simbionix Bronchoscopy and Colonoscopy trainer are all located in the skills room.

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as the number-one ranked hospital in Maine by U.S. News and World Report for 2015-2016, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1864, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 6,500 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit
About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 188 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can be found at
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