Stephens Memorial Hospital Reveals Name of New Medical Office Building

October 8, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Abbie Graiver

NORWAY, ME – The new medical office building located on the campus of Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Norway and will be named the Bob & Sandy Bahre Health Center. The naming of the building, in honor of the late Bob Bahre and his wife Sandy, is in recognition of their generous support over the years to the hospital and the community.

Bob and Sandy are longtime supporters of Stephens Memorial Hospital, a testament to their recognition of the value that an outstanding hospital brings to the local community. Their generosity has been legendary and extensive across our community, state and beyond. Although their support is often quiet and anonymous, the impact of their giving is profound and touches many across our community. Bob Bahre, who passed away this July, was an icon and beloved member of the Oxford Hills community.

“The Bahre family has been incredibly generous and are deeply committed to our community. We’re exceptionally grateful for the support they have shown over the years, and we are honored to have this opportunity to recognize them for their generosity.” said Andrea Patstone, President Stephens Memorial Hospital.

The Bob & Sandy Bahre Health Center is a collaboration between MaineHealth and Stephens Memorial Hospital and is evidence of how local communities benefit from being part of an integrated health care system. This joint investment reinforces MaineHealth and Stephens Memorial Hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality care, close to home.

The first floor will be home to the SMH Physical Rehabilitation department, currently located in the lower level of the Ripley Medical Office Building. Available treatment space will double in size at the new location and will enhance our physical, occupational and speech therapy programs. 

The second floor will be home to the Stephens Center for Specialty Care, which will provide expanded specialty care services to the Norway community with physicians from Portland-based Maine Medical Partners. Specialty care will include: Oncology, Cardiology, Urology, and Audiology with opportunity for additional services to be added in the future. This expansion provides state-of-the-art clinical space for specialists to serve the Oxford Hills community, resulting in shorter wait times for patients to see a specialist and in many cases eliminating the need for patients to travel for care.

“The Bahres understand the importance of having an excellent health care system in the Oxford Hills community,” said Patstone. “We also are fortunate to be part of MaineHealth, the largest integrated health care system in northern New England. Together, the backing of MaineHealth and the incredible support of this local community position us to thrive in Norway for years to come.”

The Bob & Sandy Bahre Health Center is scheduled to open on Monday, October 19th. For more information about Stephens Center for Specialty Care, call 207-743-2945. For more information about physical rehabilitation, call 207-744-6160.