Mission and Vision

Our Vision

Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.

Our Mission

MaineHealth and its members, reflecting the needs of our communities, acting within available resources and consistent with agreed upon strategic priorities, will:

  • Have as its primary goal, the continual improvement of the health of the communities served. 
  • Maintain our integrated not-for-profit, community owned, comprehensive delivery system providing the continuum of care from health and wellness promotion, prevention and health maintenance through physician services, behavioral health, primary and secondary acute care, tertiary services, rehabilitation, chronic care, long term care, home care, palliative care and hospice.
  • Consist of regionally organized providers operating in concert.
  • Provide care regardless of ability to pay.
  • Provide high quality, safe and accessible health services which are integrated and delivered with care and compassion through a supported and highly engaged workforce.
  • Continually redesign our care processes to ensure the highest value (quality and cost).
  • Lead health professions education and research efforts.
  • Maintain financial viability.
  • Accept and manage financial risk.
  • Continually redesign our administrative / support processes to ensure the highest value (quality and cost).

Our Guiding Principles

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 The following provides the baseline perspective from which MaineHealth's efforts are developed.


  • We are committed to improving the health status of our communities.
  • We will preserve our commitment to the ideals of our not-for-profit tradition, including access to care for all.
  • We are committed to quality, cost-effective, safe, and patient- and family-centered care.
  • We believe that integration of physicians and other healthcare providers is essential to delivering high quality care.
  • We recognize that risk management is essential to assuring financial sustainability.
  • We will continue to be a leader in healthcare policy development.
  • We are committed to being a leader in reducing the rate of increase in healthcare costs.
  • We are committed to being a leader in innovating system changes that enhance the value of care.
  • We recognize that data management and analysis are keys to improving the value of care.
  • We recognize that a highly-qualified, engaged and committed workforce is essential to delivering high value care.
Our Values The MaineHealth family shares a common set of core values that reflect our beliefs, guide our actions, and shape our collective culture.
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