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Advancing Patient Care

Many patients and their families are grateful for the extraordinary care they have received at Maine Medical Center. Thanks to their support—along with the commitment from our doctors, nurses and scientists—we are able to meet today’s rapidly-changing health care needs.

Please join us in helping to advance patient care further by supporting our patient-centered mission: caring for our communities, educating tomorrow’s caregivers and researching new ways to provide care. Our philanthropy liaisons will listen to your particular goals and connect you with appropriate giving opportunities. Your generosity can speed research from the laboratory to the bedside, modernize infrastructure, establish scholarships or create other meaningful projects in any of these areas:

Adult Medicine spans the continuum of care for patients 18 and older, encompassing a wide array of specialty services including digestive health, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, allergy, geriatrics, infectious disease, nephrology (including kidney transplants), palliative care and diagnostics such as endoscopy. Commonly-treated conditions consist of gastrointestinal diseases, lung disease, diabetes and kidney disease. Adult Medicine is also instrumental in the care of our hospitalized patients including those diagnosed with COVID-19.
Contact Emily Smaldon to discuss Adult Medicine opportunities.

Anesthesiology is dedicated to providing surgical patients with a safe, comfortable experience from controlling pain during surgery or other medical procedures, to helping control breathing, blood pressure, blood flow, heart rate and heart rhythm. Additionally, anesthesiology can play an important role in helping patients manage chronic pain.
Contact Betsy Saltonstall, Anesthesiology Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Cancer Care/Radiology provides health services to patients of all ages experiencing cancer. Services include medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, clinical trials and breast care. As a top-tier cancer program and flagship hospital of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, the MMC Cancer Institute pursues advances in cancer prevention, treatment and future cures, as well as survivorship and life beyond cancer.
Contact Eliza Warren Giberson, Cancer Care and Radiology Liaison to discuss opportunities. 

Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery addresses the needs of patients with cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. The MMC cardiovascular team cares for more heart patients than most hospitals in New England, including Boston. We advance cardiovascular medicine through a commitment to teaching and training, and by leading a broad spectrum of research and innovation initiatives.
Contact Aislinn White, Cardiovascular Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Emergency Medicine provides care to patients of all ages at Maine’s only Level One verified trauma center. Patients visit the emergency department when they have a sudden medical problem requiring immediate hospital care such as breathing problems, change in mental status, chest pain, loss of consciousness, burns, accidents, opioid overdose or other life-threatening situations. Our frontline health care workers in emergency medicine play a pivotal role in diagnosing and treating COVID-19 patients.
Contact Aislinn White, Emergency Medicine Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Family Medicine physicians provide care for patients of all ages, from infants to older adults. At MMC, the family medicine team cares for adults, newborns, children and expecting mothers, and our outpatient family medicine clinics provide excellent primary and preventive care. In addition to a thriving residency program, the Department of Family Medicine offers fellowships for advanced training in sports medicine, integrative medicine, preventive medicine and addiction medicine.
Contact Emily Smaldon, Family Medicine Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Neuroscience (including neurology, neurosurgery, and critical care) treats patients with brain, spinal cord and nervous system injuries and conditions such as stroke, aneurysm, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral nerve damage, spina bifida and osteoporosis; as well as offering an array of neurodiagnostic services including electroencephalography (EEG) and sleep studies. MMC’s nationally-recognized neuroscience team is built on the exemplary partnership between our hospital- and community-based providers.
Contact Kendra Allen, Neuroscience Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Orthopedics encompasses a variety of conditions affecting the muscles, bones, joints and ligaments including arthritis, sports injuries and complex fractures. Services include surgery such as knee, hip and shoulder arthroplasty (replacement), rehabilitation, orthotics, wound care and more. Philanthropic opportunities that support joint replacement, sports medicine and trauma & fracture care are also available.
Contact Betsy Saltonstall, Orthopedics Liaison to discuss opportunities. 

Pediatrics specializes in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents throughout their development. From preventive care to intensive care and child advocacy too, there are many philanthropic opportunities including those for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and Maine Children's Cancer Program.
Contact Matthew Parks, Pediatrics Liaison to discuss opportunities. 

Psychiatry works with individuals, hospitals and other organizations across our region to deliver and develop the highest quality inpatient and outpatient services for thousands of children, teens and adults experiencing mental illness and co-occurring disorders. One example is our nationally-recognized Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program which helps young people ages 14-26 who are experiencing early psychosis. PIER uses a comprehensive, personalized approach to support individuals and their families.
Contact Sarah Ross, Psychiatry Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Women's Health offers complete specialty health care for women including obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN), maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, infertility and urology. In addition to providing quality care, the team is also passionate about research and education related to the unique health concerns women face.
Contact Emily Smaldon, Women's Health Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Planned Giving at MMC

Through planned giving, you can maximize your philanthropic impact while reducing your tax burden, generating income for retirement and providing for your loved ones after you’re gone.