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Hospital receives $4M gift from former LL Bean president

November 23, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital has received a $4 million donation from the family of the late L.L. Bean president Leon Gorman.

Maine Medical Center announced the donation Tuesday, saying that the hospital’s new lobby will be named after Gorman in recognition of the gift.

The Portland hospital is undergoing a $525 million expansion project that will add 64 patient rooms and 19 cardiovascular care rooms.

The building is expected to be complete in 2022.

Gorman served as a member of the hospital’s Board of Trustees from 1985 to 1994. He died in 2015 at age 80.

His wife, Lisa Gorman, says the donation is “one of the most important gifts we can give to the people of Maine.”

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