Providing community benefit is at the core of Southern Maine Health Care’s mission of providing care to the community, educating tomorrow’s caregivers and researching new ways to provide care.
Our 2022 Community Benefit Report highlights initiatives and activities undertaken by SMHC to serve our community during the fiscal year ending in September 2022. View the full report.
Community Benefit Highlights
In collaboration with Good Shepherd Good Bank, SMHC’s food insecurity program works to support our vision of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America. SMHC's Prescription for Health program offers prescriptions for bags of free fresh produce to anyone in need. The produce is available at the SMHC community pharmacy in Biddeford and the SMHC laboratory in the Goodall Medical Office Building in Sanford.
Parenting a new baby is an important and challenging job. Maine Families is a free program for families who are expecting a baby or have a baby that is less than three months old. The program provides advice on how to soothe a crying infant, manage sleep, deal with the stresses of parenting and more.
Maine Families sends a trained visitor to a family’s home to address any needs or concerns. They also help families make decisions about what is best for their newest family member–promoting health, safety and confidence during the critical early months of a baby’s life.