A Legacy Demolished: The Woodbury Building’s Fate in Southern Maine Health Care’s Renovation Plan


Demolition Planned for Woodbury Building on Southern Maine Health Care Campus

Goodall Hospital’s nursing school was once housed in the Woodbury Building, which is now set to be demolished by Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC). The building at 27 June Street in Sanford no longer meets current building code for clinical or administrative space and is too expensive to maintain. The demolition will take place between February 23 and April 30, with increased noise, heavy equipment, dust, and debris expected during this time. Despite this, close to half of the building’s materials will be recycled, and certain elements will be preserved to honor the legacy of Dorothy ‘Dot’ Woodbury.

Woodbury was a nurse who gave over 55 years of service to the Sanford community. She was also a student in Goodall Nursing School’s first graduating class and served as a nurse anesthetist and nursing director at SMHC. The organization is a nationally award-winning health care organization with a mission to improve the health and health care of the communities it serves. It includes a full-service, acute care medical center in Biddeford and offers emergency care, surgical services, and diagnostic and therapy services. In addition to primary care and multi-specialty physician services, SMHC has Walk-In Care centers in York County communities. For more information about SMHC visit www.smhc.org.

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