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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

NorDx will establish a regional network of laboratory services in support of our partners in healthcare. NorDx is committed to high-quality, cost-effective laboratory operations which emphasize customer satisfaction, value, innovation and staff development through leadership, technology, and service.

Vision

Supporting our partners in healthcare with laboratory services of superior value.

Values

NorDx and MaineHealth share a common set of values. These values serve as a road map to cultivate our shared core attributes at NorDx and throughout MaineHealth.

Act with compassion and kindness.
Listen actively and validate concerns; focus on the individual’s needs.
Communicate effectively with patients, clients and families.
Treat everyone with respect and courtesy; acknowledge cultural differences.
Be empowered to advocate and speak up for patient and client safety.
Partner with the people we care for, their families and care teams to develop a shared plan.
 
Recognize all the people we care for, their family, visitors and co-workers as valued members of the healthcare team.
Listen actively and respond thoughtfully.
Treat others as you would want to be treated.
Embrace diversity, acknowledging each person’s uniqueness.
Be empathetic, compassionate and kind.
Foster a professional and healing atmosphere.
 
Demonstrate professionalism at all times, regardless of the behavior of others.
Maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of all.
Develop and maintain a culture of trust and accountability.
Act with honesty and transparency at all levels of the organization.
Model behavior that is consistently honest and ethical.
Acknowledge mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.
 
Consistently seek improvements in processes and performance.
Set high standards.
Strive to exceed expectations with every interaction.
Lead by example.
Work collaboratively as a team.
Pursue opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally.
 
Follow up and follow through.
Look beyond our individual roles to do what is necessary to get the job done successfully.
Take responsibility for our actions and our collective outcomes.
Approach challenges with optimism.
Represent our organization in a positive light.
Promote an accountable, fair and supportive environment.
 
Welcome change with a positive attitude.
Inspire others and foster creativity.
Be courageous.
Encourage diverse perspectives.
Invest in people, technology and research.
Commit to lifelong learning and educating.

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SMHC Names Caregiver of the Year
Stacy Merrill has been named Southern Maine Health Care’s 2020 Caregiver of the Year. Merrill is a valuable member of the SMHC team and emanates SMHC’s core values of patient centered, respect, integrity, excellence, ownership and innovation.
Franklin Memorial Hospital safety survey finds no deficiencies in infection prevention
Nineteen hospital care team members have tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive cases are not thought to pose a significant risk to patients as hospital staff has been consistent in the use of protective equipment shown to minimize transmission.
MaineHealth Local Hospital Systems Recognized for Tobacco-Free Achievements
Twelve hospitals and affiliates celebrated for leadership through annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence program.

Maine Medical Center puts new visitation restrictions in place in response to COVID-19 surge
The new policy, part of MMC’s continued safety efforts, is effective Wednesday, Nov. 18.