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ORONO– The University of Maine has informed Eastern Maine Medical Center that it has chosen the Bangor-based medical provider’s subsidiary Norumbega Medical Specialists LTD to take over operations of its on-campus Cutler Health Center facility. UMaine chose EMMC/Norumbega
from three bidders at the end of a process the university initiated more than two years ago to improve student access to health care services.
“Eastern Maine Medical Center is an outstanding health care provider and an ideal partner in this effort,” says Janet Waldron, UMaine’s vice president for administration and finance. “The EMMC organization is well-equipped and superbly prepared to assume this important role and we look forward to a long relationship that will benefit our students and others in our community.”
The university and EMMC will now enter into negotiations for the purpose of developing a detailed operating agreement. The transition is expected to take effect on Jan. 1, 2009.
“We are gratified the university has chosen EMMC/Norumbega to deliver primary care services to the students in Orono. We, too, look forward to a strong, collaborative relationship, and to the role we will now play in the lives of UMaine students.” says Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center. “EMMC