Reinvesting in Our Community
In addition to serving the mental health needs of our patients, we at Spring Harbor work to improve the quality of life and mental health throughout Maine. Spring Harbor collaborates with Maine Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and other organizations to improve the delivery of mental healthcare.
Partnerships with Community Agencies
One example of this is our collaboration with the Cumberland County Jail on a grant-funded program in which adults with minor legal offenses receive mental health and substance abuse treatment rather than jail sentences. One of only 17 such programs in the nation, this collaborative won a national award of achievement in its first year of service to the community.
We also have a partnership with community agencies serving the needs of youth and adults who experience developmental disabilities. These relationships help ensure that hospital patients will have appropriate supports in the community when they are ready to leave the inpatient setting.
Yet another example is our provision of psychiatric services to rural areas of Maine via Telemedicine. Spring Harbor psychiatrists provide consultation to remote physicians for patients who are in need of psychiatric assessment and treatment.
Spring Harbor provides 500 jobs with an annual payroll exceeding $14 million. We also support area businesses through annual expenses of $12 million. The employees of Spring Harbor are active participants in the United Way of Greater Portland, which has been the beneficiary of our fundraising efforts since 1999. Our staff also invest in their communities by serving countless hours as volunteers in their hometowns and on the boards of local agencies.