Maine Medical Center Community Benefit
Providing community benefit is at the core of Maine Medical Center’s purpose. Our tri-part mission calls for caring for our community, educating tomorrow’s caregivers and researching new ways to provide care.
The 2018 Community Benefit highlights the initiatives and activities undertaken by MMC to improve the health of our communities during the fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 2018. In FY 18, MMC provided $296,565,664 in total community benefit. Learn more.
Community Benefit in the News
Recent news coverage of MMC’s Community Benefit:
Cash and In-Kind Contributions
Community Building Activities
- The Portland Press Herald: "Mainers take part in Drug Take-Back Day"
- WCSH-6: "Fighting back against a doctor shortage in rural Maine"
- The Boothbay Register: “Medical student enjoys rural practice”
- The Lewiston Sun Journal: “Maine med school students find love in class of their own”
- WCSH-6: “Married couples to help fill doctor shortage in Maine”
- The Forecaster: “It’s all about prevention: Renovated student health center opens at Portland High School”
- The Portland Press Herald: “MMC nurses are community health partners”
Community Health Improvement Services
- Mainebiz: "Maine Med gets $1.3M NIH grant for obesity research"
- The Forecaster: "Scarborough lab engages next generation of scientists"
- The Portland Press Herald: "Maine Med gets $2.2 million grant to study potential link between common chemicals and teenage obesity"
- The Portland Press Herald: “Maine Medical Center and partners receive $20 million NIH grant”
- Mainebiz: “$11m grant funds MMCRI’s research of obesity and other metabolic diseases”
Subsidized Health Services
- WMTW-8: "Financial access program helps lower cost of treatments, medications for cancer patients"
- United Way of Greater Portland: "United Way of Greater Portland recognizes 7 outstanding individuals and businesses with 2019 UNITED We Thrive Awards"
- WCSH-6: "Program helps hundreds of Mainers with health care"
- WCSH-6: “How to get a year’s supply of free insulin”
- The Lincoln County News: “Care Partners program ‘enormous leap’ in outreach effort”
- The Lincoln County News: “Dresden transition home rebuilds after ‘devastating’ fire”
- The Portland Press Herald: “The homeless seem to feel more at home at new Portland clinic”
- The Bangor Daily News: “Homeless Mainers getting better health care”