MaineHealth recognized as top place to work

April 10, 2024

Contact: John Porter |

Portland, Maine – Citing its comprehensive benefits package, continuing education and training opportunities as well as its investment in community well-being, Becker’s Healthcare on Wednesday named MaineHealth as a top place to work across the entire U.S. health care industry.

The acknowledgement comes following recognition recently from Forbes, which named MaineHealth one of America's Best Employers By State and a Best Employer for Women.

In addition to its comprehensive benefits package, MaineHealth has a made a commitment to pay competitive wages to its care team of approximately 23,000, having invested $296 million in annual pay increases for non-executive, non-physician employees since 2020.

“In order to achieve our vision of, ‘Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America,’ we need a great care team, and just as we are committed to supporting our communities, we at MaineHealth recognize the importance of investing in the people who work here,” said Scott Ballard, chief people officer of MaineHealth. “We are pleased that Becker’s Healthcare has chosen to recognize this commitment.”

In its listing, Becker’s had this to say about MaineHealth:

“At MaineHealth, team member wellbeing is just as important as patient wellbeing. The 22,000 employees are offered a total rewards package that addresses physical health and wellbeing, featuring top health plans, a Healthy Paybacks program that rewards wellness activities, and a confidential employee assistance program. The system also supports employee career growth through an emphasis on continued education, with paid training programs, career navigation, early career exploration, internships, tuition reimbursement, tuition management assistance and partnerships with educational institutions. The system demonstrates its commitment to community health via community programs that resulted in over $662 million in services rendered without compensation in 2020 alone. In 2023, the system was named one of America's Best Employers By State and a Best Employer for Women by Forbes.”


About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit, integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America,” and is committed to a mission of providing high-quality affordable care, educating tomorrow's caregivers and researching better ways to provide care. MaineHealth includes a Level 1 trauma medical center, nine additional licensed hospitals, comprehensive pediatric care services, an extensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services as well as home health, hospice and senior care services. With more than 2,000 employed providers and approximately 23,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland, and St. Mary's Regional Health System in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland and a joint venture partner in the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland.