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MaineHealth System Recognition

The Leapfrog Group - 2012 Top Rural HospitalMaineHealth member Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport was recognized as a 2012 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.  These designations are awarded to hospitals that voluntarily meet the highest standards in preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures and reducing hospital re-admissions. The list is based on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which is the only national, public comparison of hospitals on these key issues.

Other MaineHealth member hospitals receiving past recognition include  Miles Memorial Hospital  cited as one of only three rural hospitals in the be designated a Top Rural Hospital for 2011, and, in 2009, two of the three Top Rural Hospitals were MaineHealth members - Stephens Memorial Hospital and Waldo County General Hospital.



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The Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation
MaineHealth System Initiatives 
Clinical Integration Programs

MaineHealth takes a leadership role in developing programs to improve chronic illness care in Maine through its clinical integration programs. Clinical integration is an effort to achieve a coordinated system of clinically appropriate and cost-effective care. In the clinical integration model:

  • Care is provided in a coordinated way across the continuum of care.
  • Care occurs in the most appropriate setting.
  • Care involves caregivers from all disciplines.
  • Care supports a collaborative practice among clinicians.Care improves community health status. 

Simulation Lab

The Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation at Maine Medical Center is an 18,000-square-foot facility that brings state-of-the-art medical learning to Portland. It includes operating and trauma rooms that are identical to those at Maine Med; a skills lab, where students practice procedures such as stitching sutures or performing colonoscopies; and patient rooms, where students can build their patient communication skills and develop a patient- and family-centered bedside manner. Actors portray patients and are trained to behave or respond in specific ways during "patient exams." Only a handful of hospitals in the nation have similar facilities housed in one comprehensive location.

Maine Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine

Maine Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine have entered a true medical education partnership, one in which both parties contribute to a unique outcome that neither could achieve on its own. This historic agreement ushers in a new model of medical education.

As an affiliate hospital serving as a clinical site for undergraduate training, Maine Medical Center's past influence on educational outcomes was limited to the quality of clinical training. Today, with the establishment of MMC.TUSM, we can have a significant, and potentially national, impact on the field of medicine.

Each year, 20 of the program's undergraduate medical openings are reserved for Mainers, who also receive scholarship support. Those scholarships reduce what Maine students pay to an amount that's comparable to in-state tuition for a medical school at a public university. That's typically half of the out-of-state burden Maine students would face in another state - a savings of roughly $100,000 over four years.

The medical school's unique curriculum provides students with patient contact beginning in the first year. It also utilizes a network of clinical training sites, including in rural areas, where the physician shortage is greatest.

Electronic Medical Record

An electronic medical record is increasingly recognized as a necessary tool to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. MaineHealth has embarked on an ambitious initiative to make this technology accessible to all the providers and patients in our communities.

Epic, one of the nation's leading information technology organizations, is MaineHealth's strategic partner in implementing the ambulatory electronic medical record. The Epic system allows healthcare providers to address a variety of information needs, and will help MaineHealth and its member organizations build strong relationships with patients, facilitate an exchange of information across episodes of care, and allow anytime/anywhere data access for physicians.


Member/Affiliate Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit family of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations working together to make its communities the healthiest in America. Ranked among the nation's top 100 integrated delivery networks, MaineHealth  includes the following member organizations:    Video: Learn more about the MaineHealth System (3 minutes)


MaineHealth Members

Affiliates of MaineHealth include:

Maine's rich history and vibrant communities as well as the vast beauty of its mountains, lakes and rocky coastline make Maine a wonderful place to live and work.


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