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Strength of the System

We are proud to be part of MaineHealth, Maine's largest integrated system of high-quality health care providers and organizations.

About Western Maine Health

Committed to Caring Since 1957

Western Maine Health is committed to providing health care services and education to the communities we serve. Stephens Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that has been recognized by the Leapfrog Group as one of the Top Rural Hospitals in the nation four times in the last seven years - 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2016. We are proud to be a part of MaineHealth, Maine's largest integrated health system of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations, working together to make our communities the healthiest in America.

Our Community

Located in the beautiful western foothills of Maine, Norway is a scenic affordable community in the heart of a four-season recreational area. Surrounded by more than ten lakes and ponds, Norway is a haven for boating, swimming, fishing and ice skating. The nearby mountains provide hiking with vista views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. Family ski resorts, including Sunday River, are less than an hour away.  If your preference is for indoor activities, we are just down the road from Oxford Casino, and our Main Street in Norway is teeming with lovely small shops you can spend hours browsing in.

Who We Are

The medical staff, employees and volunteers of Western Maine Health embody the friendly, community-oriented behaviors for which the people of Maine are known. We attract caring, patient and dedicated professionals with an ability to view life through our customers eyes – a trait that is necessary to deliver high-quality health services with care and compassion.

Latest News

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MaineHealth Awarded $1.2 Million Federal Grant for Statewide Overdose Prevention
Project DHARMA is a collaboration between MaineHealth and several other organizations across the state to prevent overdoses and infections through harm reduction programs.
Stephens Memorial Hospital to Host Access to Care Open House on June 29th
Stephens Memorial Hospital will hold an open house to celebrate MaineHealth’s Access to Care program, which for 20 years has connected our community’s most vulnerable populations to affordable health insurance and free and low cost health care and medications.
Emotional Message by MMC ICU Nurses Earns MaineHealth Videographer a Regional Emmy® Award
Videographer Charlie Berg won in the category of health/medical-short form content for the story entitled, ‘Inside View of Maine Medical Center ICU Nurses Caring for Unvaccinated COVID-19 Patients.’
Federal arbitrator in Indiana rules against Anthem practices that are similar to insurer’s disputed approach in Maine
The problems that led MaineHealth to remove its flagship hospital from the Anthem network starting in 2023 have created controversy across the country.