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U.S. News & World Report Names MMC ‘Best Regional Hospital’ for Ninth Straight Year

July 26, 2021

Contact: Caroline Cornish
207-662-5146 / ccornish@mainehealth.org

MMC also earned a “high performing” rating in 13 common procedures and conditions.

PORTLAND, MaineU.S. News & World Report has named Maine Medical Center (MMC) as the best hospital in Maine for 2021-2022. It is the ninth consecutive year that the hospital has been named as a “Best Regional Hospital.” MMC also was recognized as “high performing” in 13 common procedures and conditions included in the annual survey of U.S. hospitals.

“This is an important recognition of the quality, patient-centered care that our team delivers every day at Maine Medical Center,” said MMC President Jeff Sanders. “MMC is dedicated to serving its mission of caring for our community, educating tomorrow’s caregivers and researching new ways to provide care.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating. MMC received 13:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Back surgery (spinal fusion)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Kidney failure
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Stroke

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based on measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators. For more information, visit the U.S. News Best Hospitals website.

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About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2020-2021, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing more than 9,600 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.


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