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Awards & Recognition


Maine Medical Center (MMC) received an “A” grade in the spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing MMC’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. This rating demonstrates how focused our care team is on providing a safe place for patients to come to for their health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.


U.S. News & World Report has named Maine Medical Center (MMC) as the top hospital in Maine for 2023-2024. This is the 11th straight year U.S. News has named MMC “Best Regional Hospital.”

MMC received one in the specialty of Urology as well as in these 13 common procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Back surgery (spinal fusion)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Ovarian cancer surgery
  • Prostate cancer surgery

The Joint Commission has certified Maine Medical Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest level of designation for stroke care, and the first in the state of Maine. This designation means that we are ready to treat the most complex stroke cases, including interventional techniques, 24/7. We follow national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

the joint commission top performer key quality measures 2013
Maine Medical Center again recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

the joint commission gold seal
The Spinal Surgery program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

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Maine Medical Center received a 5-Star rating for overall quality from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid in July of 2023. The CMS star rating uses publicly available Medicare program data to summarize quality information across five categories of care into a single star rating for each hospital. Categories include mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care. Learn more about the methodology CMS uses in its star ratings here. View Maine Medical Center’s page on the CMS Hospital Compare website.

magnet recognition
2022 Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing. Magnet status is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an independent organization within the American Nurses Association. Magnet recognition is widely considered to be the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing care. MMC was first recognized as a Magnet hospital in 2006 and was consecutively re‐designated in 2011, 2017, and 2022, proving our commitment to the highest level of quality care. Fewer than 10 percent of hospitals achieve this recognition. Learn more about MMC Nursing.

Maine Medical Center’s Specialty Pharmacy Program recently received full accreditation from URAC, the governing body that evaluates pharmacy program quality. The accreditation is an indicator that MMC’s program maintains the highest standards of quality, patient centeredness and access to care.

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Proud to be one of five hospitals in the country recognized for our collaborative efforts to improve community health through Let’s Go! with the 2014 NOVA Award.

The Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network, an initiative of the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine, recognized MMC in 2014 and in 2016, as a hospital that has worked hard to make their campus a 100% tobacco-free environment by awarding MMC the Gold Standard of Excellence Award.

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Maine Medical Center established itself as an International Learning Collaborative (ILC) Founding Partner in 2021. With MMC care team embers actively contributing to the ILC for more than a decade, this new partnership recognizes and endorses the ILC’s founding principle: The Fundamentals of Care are visible and valued in every care setting globally.

The ILC community shares a global vision that recognizes the challenges of making fundamental care a valued and essential element in a person’s self-care, health and wellbeing and a set of evidence-based behaviors and actions that inform every educational, clinical and care setting. Maine Medical Center is invested in ensuring Fundamental Care is at the heart of health and care for its community.