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About SMHC

Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a nationally-accredited, award-winning, not-for-profit health care system. We deliver a wide range of high-quality medical services including:

  • Biddeford Medical Center: Full-service medical center with a 24/7 Emergency Department.
  • Sanford Medical Center: York County’s only inpatient behavioral health units with a 24/7 Emergency Department.
  • More than 20 offices in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, and Sanford with primary care, specialty care, diagnostic and rehabilitation services.
  • Walk-In care centers in Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro.
  • Integrated behavioral health services.

SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, state-licensed, and is part of the MaineHealth family. Learn more about SMHC accreditations, certifications and affiliations.

Our Values

We are dedicated to maintaining and improving the health of the communities we serve by:

  • Caring for our community
  • Educating tomorrow's caregivers
  • Researching new ways to provide care

We share an important set of values – Patient Centered, Integrity, Ownership, Excellence, Respect and Innovation. These values guide us in our interactions with each other, with our patients and families and with the members of our community. These values are foundational, and support us as we work toward a vision that benefits us all: Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.

Our History

SMHC was formed on January 1, 2014 when Goodall Hospital and Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) merged to become Southern Maine Health Care, the fifth largest health care system in Maine. The histories of both Goodall and SMHC are remarkably similar. Like many hospitals around the country in the early 20th century, SMHC and Goodall Hospital were established to meet the need for a centralized health care facility in growing towns.

The first of the two, SMHC was founded by Moses Webber, an overseer at the Pepperell Mill in Biddeford, as Webber Hospital in 1906 in memory of his wife Eliza. Goodall Hospital was founded in 1928 by George Goodall, owner of the expansive Goodall Mills, in memory of his wife Henrietta. Over the years, as the hospitals grew, Webber Hospital's name was changed to Southern Maine Medical Center to better reflect the regional nature of its services.