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MaineHealth to Require Care Team COVID-19 Vaccinations as Condition of Employment
As MaineHealth seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19, vaccination will be a requirement for employment, with very few exceptions, as of Oct. 1, 2021.
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.
Dr. Ryan Knapp Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Stephens Memorial Hospital
Andrea Patstone, President of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Knapp MD, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
A Legacy of Giving Continues: $2 Million Raised Locally In Honor of Bob Bahre
A Legacy of Giving Continues: $2 Million Raised Locally for Stephens Memorial Hospital In Honor of Bob Bahre
Stephens Memorial Hospital Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-line Caregivers
Immediately after the arrival of the Moderna vaccine, Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH) began inoculating team members who provide direct care to patients infected with the coronavirus.
MaineHealth Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-line Caregivers
Hours after the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine at its hospitals, MaineHealth began inoculating team members who provide direct care to patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
MaineHealth Establishes Plan for Inoculating Front-line Care Givers Following State Plan for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines
The health system expects to be able to vaccinate all its front-line care team members following the delivery of a second allotment that is expected to include both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Four MaineHealth Hospitals Earn 2020 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Award
The national award recognizes LincolnHealth, Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital and Stephens Memorial Hospital for outstanding quality and safety.

MaineHealth Local Hospital Systems Recognized for Tobacco-Free Achievements
Twelve hospitals and affiliates celebrated for leadership through annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence program.

MaineHealth’s Access to Care team connects Mainers with coverage during 2021 Open Enrollment
MaineHealth’s Access to Care team is prepared to assist and educate Mainers in shopping for health insurance plans during the Open Enrollment period, which runs November 1 through December 15.