Awards & Recognition

US NEWS MAINE REGIONAL 3
U.S. News & World Report has named Maine Medical Center (MMC) the best hospital in Maine for 2019-2020. This marks seven years in a row that MMC has been named a “Best Regional Hospital.”

MMC’s gynecology program has received national recognition, and the hospital earned a “high performing” ranking in three additional specialties and all nine common procedures and conditions included in the annual survey of U.S. hospitals.

The hospital has earned “high performing” ratings in the specialties of gastroenterology & GI surgery, pulmonology & lung surgery and urology, as well as in all nine common procedures and conditions surveyed:
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

TJC AHA Comp Stroke
The Joint Commission has certified Maine Medical Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest level of designation for stroke care, and the first in the state of Maine. This designation means that we are ready to treat the most complex stroke cases, including interventional techniques, 24/7. We follow national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

the joint commission top performer key quality measures 2013
Maine Medical Center again recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

the joint commission gold seal
The Spinal Surgery program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

magnet recognition
2017 Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing. MMC is among about 2 percent of US hospitals to achieve Magnet designation three times. Magnet status is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an independent organization within the American Nurses Association. Magnet recognition is widely considered to be the ultimate credential for high quality nursing care. 

MMC was first recognized as a Magnet hospital in 2006, was re‚Äźdesignated in 2011 and in 2017 proving our commitment to the highest level of quality care.


URAC accreditation seal
Maine Medical Center’s Specialty Pharmacy Program recently received full accreditation from URAC, the governing body that evaluates pharmacy program quality. The accreditation is an indicator that MMC’s program maintains the highest standards of quality, patient centeredness and access to care.

lets go 5210 logo
Proud to be one of five hospitals in the country recognized for our collaborative efforts to improve community health through Let’s Go! with the 2014 NOVA Award.

The Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network, an initiative of the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine, recognized MMC in 2014 and in 2016, as a hospital that has worked hard to make their campus a 100% tobacco-free environment by awarding MMC the Gold Standard of Excellence Award.