Patients are expected to arrive in the midst of a project to convert a former factory in Auburn into post-surgical housing.
A banner announces the $50 million medical tourism project that’s planned for the former shoe factory at 81 Minot Ave. in Auburn. This site and an adjacent former police station have been sold to the Shengton Group of China. The investment group has nearly 200,000 square feet of building space.
Patients from China seeking care in Maine will begin arriving well ahead of the completion of a $50 million medical tourism project in Auburn, a spokesman for the project said Thursday.
Roland Miller, speaking at a business breakfast forum sponsored by the Portland Press Herald, said the plan to convert a former shoe factory on Minot Avenue into at least 100 upscale, post-surgical units for patients from China is moving ahead. More than 60 people from China already have visited the city – some as potential investors and others as prospective patients – as the effort gains momentum.
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