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Patient Stories

At Maine Medical Center, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care while also getting you where you want to be sooner: home. Please click on the videos below to hear personal patient stories from our neighbors throughout Maine and beyond.

Larry's Story: Heart Valve Replacement►
Larry's story


Penny's Story: Breast Cancer Survivor►
Penny's story


Brandon's Story: Stroke Surgery & Recovery►
Brandon's story

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Advancing Patient Care

Many patients and their families are grateful for the extraordinary care they have received at Maine Medical Center. Thanks to their support—along with the commitment from our doctors, nurses, and scientists—we are able to meet today’s rapidly-changing healthcare needs.

Please join us in helping to advance patient care further by supporting our patient-centered mission: caring for our communities, educating tomorrow’s caregivers, and researching new ways to provide care.

Our philanthropy liaisons will listen to your particular goals to connect you with the appropriate giving opportunities. Your generosity can speed research from the laboratory to the bedside, modernize infrastructure, establish scholarships, or create other meaningful projects in any of these areas:

Adult Medicine spans the continuum of care for patients 18 and older, encompassing a wide array of specialty services including digestive health, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, allergy, geriatrics, infectious disease, nephrology (including kidney transplants), palliative care, and diagnostics such as endoscopy. Commonly-treated conditions consist of gastrointestinal diseases, lung disease, diabetes, and kidney disease. Adult Medicine is also instrumental in the care of our hospitalized patients including those diagnosed with COVID-19.
Contact John Lewis, Adult Medicine Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Anesthesiology is dedicated to providing surgical patients with a safe, comfortable experience from controlling pain during surgery or other medical procedures, to helping control breathing, blood pressure, blood flow, heart rate and heart rhythm. Additionally, anesthesiology can play an important role in helping patients manage chronic pain.
Contact Aislinn White, Anesthesiology Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Cancer Care provides health services to patients of all ages experiencing cancer. Services include medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical oncology, and clinical trials. As a top tier cancer program and flagship hospital of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network (MHCCN), the MMC Cancer Institute (MMCCI) pursues advances in cancer prevention, treatment, and future cures, as well as survivorship and life beyond cancer.
Contact Eliza Warren Giberson, Cancer Care Liaison to discuss opportunities. 

Cardiology addresses the needs of patients with cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease. The MMC Cardiovascular Institute cares for more heart patients than most hospitals in New England, including Boston. Our Cardiovascular Institute advances cardiovascular medicine through its commitment to teaching and training, and by leading a broad spectrum of research and innovation initiatives.
Contact Aislinn White, Cardiovascular Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Emergency Medicine provides care to patients of all ages at Maine’s only Level One verified trauma center. Patients visit the Emergency Department when they have a sudden medical problem requiring immediate hospital care such as breathing problems, change in mental status, chest pain, loss of consciousness, burns, accidents, opioid overdose, or other life-threatening situations. Our frontline healthcare workers in Emergency Medicine play a pivotal role in diagnosing and treating COVID-19 patients.
Contact Aislinn White, Emergency Medicine Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Family Medicine physicians provide care for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. At MMC, the Family Medicine inpatient service cares for adults, newborns, children, and expecting mothers, and our outpatient family medicine clinics provide excellent primary and preventive care. In addition to a thriving residency program, the Department of Family Medicine offers fellowships for advanced training in Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.
Contact Lisa Van Dyk , Family Medicine Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Neuroscience treats patients with brain, spinal cord and nervous system injuries and conditions such as stroke, aneurysm, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral nerve damage, spina bifida, osteoporosis, as well as offering an array of neurodiagnostic services including electroencephalography (EEG) and sleep lab. MMC’s nationally-recognized Neuroscience Institute is built on the exemplary partnership between our hospital- and community-based providers.
Contact Kendra Allen, Neuroscience Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Orthopedics encompasses a variety of conditions affecting the muscles, bones, joints and ligaments including arthritis, sports injuries, and complex fractures. Services include surgery such as knee, hip, and shoulder arthroplasty (replacement), rehabilitation, orthotics, wound care and more. Philanthropic opportunities also exist at our Joint Replacement Center, Sports Medicine, and Trauma & Fracture Care.
Contact Betsy Saltonstall, Orthopedics Liaison to discuss opportunities. 

Pediatrics specializes in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents throughout their development. From preventive care to intensive care and child advocacy too, there are many philanthropic opportunities including those for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH) and Maine Children's Cancer Program (MCCP).
Contact Kristen Crean, Pediatrics Liaison to discuss opportunities. 

Psychiatry works with individuals, hospitals, and other organizations across our region to deliver and develop the highest quality inpatient and outpatient services for thousands of children, teens and adults experiencing mental illness and co-occurring disorders. One example is our nationally-recognized Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program which helps young people ages 14-26 who are experiencing early psychosis. The PIER Program uses a comprehensive, personalized approach to support individuals and their families.
Contact John Lewis, Adult Medicine Liaison to discuss opportunities.

Women's Health offers complete specialty healthcare for women including obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN), maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and urology. In addition to providing quality care, the team is also passionate about research and education related to the unique health concerns women face.
Contact Eliza Warren Giberson, Women's Health Liaison to discuss opportunities.