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MMP Specialty Practices Achieve National Recognition for Quality Patient Care

March 26, 2018

Contact: Caroline Cornish
207-662-5146 /

Twenty Maine Medical Partners specialty practice sites have been given the highest level of recognition for patient-centered care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. 

PORTLAND, Maine – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded 20 Maine Medical Partners specialty practice sites with Level 3 Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition, the highest level possible. NCQA recognition is earned by specialty practices that demonstrate evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care, long-term relationships with patients and family members, and collaboration with primary care.

“This achievement is the result of a coordinated and collaborative team effort that relied on a huge number of MMP staff, providers and leaders,” said Joel Botler, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Maine Medical Center and Interim President Maine Medical Partners. “MMP has set a new, higher bar for delivering patient-centered care.”

The MMP specialty practices that are included in this recognition are:

MMP Cardiothoracic Surgery
MMP Endocrinology & Diabetes
Maine Children's Cancer Program
MMP Neurology
MMP Neurosurgery & Spine
MMP Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Joint Replacement)
MMP Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Sports Medicine)
MMP Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Trauma & Fracture Care)
MMP Otolaryngology
MMP Pediatric Specialty Care (887 Congress)
MMP Pediatric Specialty Care (1577 Congress)
MMP Surgical Care
MMP Urology
MMP Women’s Health (Gynecologic Oncology)
MMP Women’s Health (Maternal-Fetal Medicine)
MMP MaineHealth Cardiology (Augusta)
MMP MaineHealth Cardiology (Lewiston)
MMP MaineHealth Cardiology (Rockport)
MMP MaineHealth Cardiology (Scarborough)
MMP MaineHealth Cardiology (Waterville)

To learn more about Maine Medical Partners, please visit

About Maine Medical Partners
Maine Medical Partners (MMP) is the largest network of primary care and specialty practices in Maine with more than 50 practice and outreach locations across Maine and New Hampshire. Maine Medical Partners is a department of Maine Medical Center and a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2017-2018, 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 nearly 8,700 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 a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit

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