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Awards & Recognition

 US News & World Report - Best Regional Hospitals Coastal Maine

MMC Named Top Hospital In Maine
Maine Medical Center has again been named the number-one hospital in Maine by U.S.News & World Report. The publication also recognized eight specialties within the medical center as “high performing.” These include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
 

Maine Medical Center Ranked Best in State
U.S. News & World Report lists MMC among places “where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

In addition to the state’s highest ranking, Maine Medical Center was recognized as “high-performing” in five specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology 
Magnet Recognized

American Nurses Credentialing Committee
2011 Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing

 

Down East Readers Choice 2010

Down East Readers Choice
Down
East Magazine readers have chosen Maine Medical Center as tops in all four health care categories of the publication’s “Reader’s Choice 2010” poll. Residents across the state named Maine Medical Center:

Best Hospital
Best Maternity Ward
Best Emergency Room
Best Nursing Center 

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The Breast Care Center at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute has been awarded a full, three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), administered by the American College of Surgeons, in 2010. MMC is the first hospital in the state, and one of only a few in New England, to receive the prestigious accreditation.

Earning the NAPBC Accreditation means an organization excels in patient care, and has met or exceeded standards in six areas: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. Centers must be compliant with 27 standards within these six areas. The Breast Care Center at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute was 100 percent compliant.
 

Association of Community Cancer Centers - Model Cancer Program

Association of Community Cancer Centers - Model Cancer Program
Maine Medical Center’s Cancer Institute (MMCCI) in Scarborough was selected as one of five model cancer programs in the U.S. by the Association of Community Cancer Centers in 2009. MMCCI was chosen as a model for its multidisciplinary approach to prostate cancer care, open communication, and patient access to state-of-the-art treatment within the community.

Nursing Professionals “2009 Top 100 Hospitals to Work For”

Nursing Professionals “2009 Top 100 Hospitals to Work For”
The ratings are based on a survey that measured job satisfaction of 25,000 randomly-selected hospital nurses throughout the country.
 
“This is a tribute to the caliber of people we have at the medical center and their ability to work as a team,” says Marge Wiggins, Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer. “When you have terrific people doing outstanding work, the bar is set high, attracting the very best.”

U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals - 2008

U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals - 2008
#41 in Gynecology
Maine Medical Center appears in the 2008 U.S.News and World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings, for the second year in a row. Only 170 medical centers of the 5,453 evaluated made any of the lists.  MMC is ranked number 41 in the “Gynecology” category. Learn more.

 

Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine “Most Wireless Hospitals”

Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine “Most Wireless Hospitals”
Maine Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wireless Hospitals”, according to the 2008 Most Wireless Survey and Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Learn more.


 

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Maine Medical Center was granted a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in 2010. MMC is the only teaching hospital in Maine to be awarded this highest level of CoC approval.

The medical center is also one of only two hospitals in all of New England to be awarded the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award for exceptional performance.

 

U.S. News & World Report America's Best Hospitals
2007 #45 in nation for Orthopedic Care

2007 #50 in nation for Heart Care & Heart Surgery

Maine Medical Center appears in the 2007 U.S.News and World Report "America's Best Hospitals"  rankings, the first time it or any Maine hospital has joined this prestigious club . Only 173 medical centers out of the 5,462 evaluated made any of the lists. Learn more.
 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2007 Top 1% in nation for heart attack
2007 Top 5% in nation for mortality of heart attack patients
Learn more.
 

 

Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons
2007 Named Level I Trauma Center
Learn more. 

Joint Commission

Joint Commission
2007 Primary Stroke Center - National Quality Approval
Learn more.

 

 

HealthGrades

HealthGrades

2006  Top 10% in nation for overall cardiac services
2006  Top 5% in nation for cardiology services
2006  Top 5% in nation for coronary interventional procedures
2006  Five-star rating in overall cardiac services, cardiology services, coronary intervention procedures, treatment of heart attack, and treatment of heart failure
2006  Top 10% in nation for overall orthopedic services
2006  Top 5% in nation for joint replacement
2006  Five-star rating in overall orthopedic services, joint replacement, spine surgery, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, and back and neck surgery.
 

The Leapfrog Group Top Hospitals

The Leapfrog Group Top Hospitals
2006 Top 50 Safest Hospitals in the Nation

 

 

  

Magnet Recognized

American Nurses Credentialing Committee
2006  Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing 

 

Solucient Top Hospitals (formerly HCIA)

Solucient Top Hospitals (formerly HCIA)
1999 Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals
2001 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
2002 100 Top Hospitals
2004  100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Consumer's Digest

Consumer's Digest
2005  #4 on list of "50 Exceptional U.S. Hospitals"
(based on Leapfrog/NQF safety practices)

Consumer's Digest is one of the leading consumer advocacy magazines in the country. Their list of "50 Exceptional U.S. Hospitals" accompanied an article about hospital safety and the importance of standards like those of The Leapfrog Group

Child Magazine

Child Magazine
2003  Top 25 Children’s Hospitals

Child magazine is a national publication for parents that periodically provides information and ratings on hospitals, physicians, and other health topics of interest.

 

National Research Corporation

National Research Corporation   
2004-2005Healthcare Marketing Guide

“Consumer’s Choice #1, Overall Quality and Image”

 

United Way of Greater Portland

United Way of Greater Portland
2004 “Leading the Way” Award

   

Ronald McDonald House - Portland, Maine

Ronald McDonald House - Portland, Maine
2004 “Heart of Gold” Award

The Ronald McDonald House provides housing and support for families of children with critical illnesses and injuries. The Portland house is located just down the street from MMC.

 

 

Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America
2004 Distinguished Citizen Award to Vincent S. Conti

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Medal of Honor for Organ Donation Success

Maine Medical Center is one of only four New England hospitals to receive this recognition for organ procurement success.  Only 42 hospitals in the country received this first-ever medal.  The minimum donation rate for the recognition is 75%; MMC's is 86%.  

Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation

Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation
2000 Certificate of Recognition
2003 Certificate of Recognition

 

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