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MaineHealth Providers Stretched to the Limit by Surging COVID-19 Hospitalizations

December 08, 2021 As the Delta variant spreads through the ranks of the unvaccinated, the region’s largest health care system says its hospitals are full, and patients can expect long waits for inpatient care and even clinic-based services. PORTLAND, Maine – Leaders from across MaineHealth, northern New England’s largest integrated health [...]

MaineHealth Innovation Announces First Recipients of its $100,000 Bonfire Fund

December 09, 2021 Two groups of MaineHealth care team members will split the inaugural fund to advance their innovations: A robotic clot retriever and a portable negative pressure isolation tent. PORTLAND, Maine – MaineHealth Innovation will be investing $100,000 through its inaugural Bonfire Fund in two innovations designed to improve the care of patients. [...]

MaineHealth Hospitals Earn a Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of ‘A’

November 10, 2021: PORTLAND, Maine – Franklin Memorial Hospital, Maine Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital, Pen Bay Medical Center and Southern Maine Health Care have each received a Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of ‘A.’ This is the second fall in a row that all five eligible MaineHealth hospitals received the highest hospital safety grade that [...]

MaineHealth signals capacity challenges for health care system likely to continue in the months ahead

October 26, 2021 PORTLAND, Maine – Leaders from across MaineHealth, northern New England’s largest health system, said today that they expect capacity challenges for the region’s health care industry to persist in the months ahead and asked for understanding from patients and support from the community and policy makers. [...]

U.S. News & World Report Names MMC ‘Best Regional Hospital’ for Ninth Straight Year

MMC also earned a “high performing” rating in 13 common procedures and conditions. July 26, 2021: PORTLAND, Maine – U.S. News & World Report has named Maine Medical Center (MMC) as the best hospital in Maine for 2021-2022. It is the ninth consecutive year that the hospital has been named as a “Best Regional Hospital.” [...]

MaineHealth makes significant workforce investment, raising wages for its care team members starting Aug. 8

July 21, 2021: PORTLAND, Maine – MaineHealth, northern New England’s largest health system and Maine’s largest private employer, announced today that it is making a $61 million investment in its workforce by raising wages across its system, including setting a system-wide minimum wage for the organization of $17 per hour. The wage [...]

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