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Healthier Futures Rising

Providing outstanding, coordinated patient care to the 1.1 million people in our service area requires dedicated, talented teams together with the facilities and infrastructure to support them. MaineHealth’s commitment to quality and patient-centered care rose to new heights in 2017-18 with significant investments across our health system, taking form in building modernization, expansion and efficiencies.

The work underway across our health system is more than modernizing facilities. These investments in MaineHealth are an investment in our communities. Through operational efficiencies, we serve more people. Through modernization, we can better innovate to serve patients and their diverse needs every day. Through closer collaboration and teamwork, we support our vision of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.

 HealthierFutures MMC Campus

Maine Medical Center’s modernization and expansion project in Portland is well underway. The $525 million project will increase the number of single-occupancy patient rooms, modernize procedure rooms that support surgical and other cases, and dramatically improve access to the medical center by increasing parking, wayfinding, LifeFlight landings and even reorienting the front of the facility to Congress St. Overall, this project will allow Maine Medical Center to continue serving in its important role as the region’s leading provider of tertiary and emergency care services.

 HealthierFuturespic Lincoln Watson Center

In August 2018, LincolnHealth opened the Herbert and Roberta Watson Health Center, a new outpatient facility. The Watson Health Center is a patient centered medical home, integrating primary care, specialty and ancillary services under one roof. The care model supports clinical collaboration across disciplines to provide high-quality, accessible, efficient and affordable care.

 HealthierFutures OneRiverfront Plaza IT

More than 500 employees from Information Technology and other administrative functions formerly spread across eight MaineHealth locations are now working together under one roof in Westbrook. The new location fosters collaboration and improves operating efficiencies across the system, ultimately benefiting our providers, nurses and the patients they serve. The presence of MaineHealth in Westbrook has also stimulated the city’s economic development, as new businesses have opened to serve the influx of new patrons.

HealthierFutures Memorial

Memorial Hospital’s Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center broke ground in Conway, New Hampshire in June 2018. The new facility is addressing the community need for elder memory care services as well as respite for their caregivers. Structured activities, health monitoring, therapies and assistance with bathing and activities of daily living will be offered to seniors in the area.

HealthierFutures Waldo

Waldo County General Hospital sees 16,000 patients a year in a nine-bed Emergency Department. In May 2018, ground-breaking took place on a $9.7 million expansion to include six new beds, private rooms, updates to the trauma facilities, and dedicated spaces for patients in psychiatric crisis. The expansion addresses patient privacy needs with single-occupancy rooms and supports the growing demand for psychiatric and addiction services.

Read the entire 2018 MaineHealth Annual Report

You are invited to download and read the 2018 MaineHealth Annual Report.

Read the entire 2017 MaineHealth Annual Report

You are invited to download and read the 2017 MaineHealth Annual Report.

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U.S. News & World Report has named Maine Medical Center (MMC) as the best hospital in Maine for 2021-2022. It is the ninth consecutive year that the hospital has been named as a “Best Regional Hospital.” MMC also was recognized as “high performing” in 13 common procedures and conditions included in the annual survey of U.S. hospitals.
Memorial Hospital Holds 41st Annual Golf Tournament to Support Enhancement of Pediatric Services
Memorial Hospital held its 41st Annual Golf Tournament on July 22 at the North Conway Country Club with 132 golfers in attendance.
Annual Health Care Golf Classic Benefits Two Organizations
Franklin Community Health Network’s annual Health Care Golf Classic was held July 12 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club netting approximately $17,500 in proceeds to benefit the Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) of Greater Franklin County and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center.
MaineHealth makes significant workforce investment, raising wages for its care team members starting Aug. 8
In addition to a base wage increase for nearly all employees, the minimum pay rate across the health system will rise from $14 to $17 an hour, and market adjustments will be made for hard-to-fill roles.