Healthcare



MaineGeneral Medical Center

149 North Street, Waterville
MaineGeneral.org

MaineGeneral Medical Center was created July, 1997 with the merger of Mid-Maine Medical Center in Waterville and Kennebec Valley Medical Center in Augusta. The Medical Centers are part of a network of health care services that make up the MaineGeneral Health system. Maine’s third largest health care system, MaineGeneral Health, provides residents of the greater Kennebec Valley a lifetime of health care available through one consolidated system.

Progressive services and programs, supported by advanced technology, are provided at medical center campuses in Waterville and Augusta. Although licensed and operated as a single medical center, the core medical services are available in both communities. Among the services provided at the Thayer Unit are 24-hour emergency services, maternity, newborn and child health programs, critical care units, dialysis, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, and many diagnostic services.

As teaching hospitals, the MaineGeneral campuses in both Waterville and Augusta are clinical sites for the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program. Accredited since 1973, the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program is the oldest family practice residency in New England. It is affiliated with the Dartmouth Medical School.

In addition to the hospitals, two family practice centers provide training for the 27 residents enrolled in the residency program. The Maine Dartmouth Family Practice in Fairfield is three miles from the Waterville hospital. MaineGeneral Medical Center offers many community education programs and services throughout the year. It also offers a variety of support groups in Waterville and Augusta. In the greater Waterville region, MaineGeneral Medical Center, in partnership with other local health care providers, service agencies, and the United Way of Mid-Maine, form the Waterville Area PATCH Coalition. This group identifies and assigns priorities to unmet health, social, and community needs in the area.

Inland Hospital

200 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville
www.inlandhospital.org

Inland Hospital is a 48-bed, not-for-profit hospital located on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville, Maine. It is a full-service, medical-surgical facility providing primary, acute-care and long-term care at Lakewood, a continuing care center, located on the Inland campus. Also under the Inland umbrella are the New Horizons Health Care physician practices in Unity, Madison, North Anson and Waterville. Besides acute care, Inland services include: ambulatory surgery; birthing center; rehabilitation; long-term care; home care; 24-hour emergency care; sleep lab and specialized clinics.

As a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems since 1997, Inland is Maine’s hospital model of the future: it represents a primary care facility, tightly integrated, both clinically and operationally, with an advanced medical center. Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Bangor is the system’s tertiary care hospital and is Inland’s link to the highest level of medical care in Maine. Through this partnership and its technological connections, Inland patients have access to clinical sophistication that otherwise would not be available in a small city.

Inland was founded in 1943 by a group of osteopathic physicians. The osteopathic principles of treating the whole patient rather than just the disease are still very much a part of the Inland philosophy. Today, the active, courtesy and consulting medical staff of 200+ is a mix of DOs and MDs. With 460+ employees, Inland (with its subsidiaries) is Waterville’s 4th largest employer. Payroll and benefits equal more than 23 million dollars annually.

Inland’s credo is Where You Come First because that’s how the staff believes patients should be treated when they enter the hospital. The culture of caring at Inland has earned it top ratings in patient and employee satisfaction surveys. It’s described as a hospitality feel at Inland; whether it’s a housekeeper, a nurse, or a radiologic technician, the staff has time for their patients and each other.

HealthReach Network

4 Clement Way, Belgrade
http://www.healthreachchc.org/

HealthReach Network promotes the health and well-being of people of all ages. The company offers a wide range of high quality, people-oriented health care services in the areas of home health and hospice care, primary care, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, and community outreach. HealthReach serves the citizens of many Maine communities by giving personalized, local care and access to a large network of programs. HealthReach Network has been serving the people of central and western Maine since 1966. If you are interested in more information about HealthReach Network’s services, call (207) 873-1127.

Care & Comfort

180 Main St. Suite 4 Waterville
http://www.careandcomfort.com

Care & Comfort provides: “Homecare – the way it should be” in the counties of Kennebec, Somerset, and Franklin. Homebased Mental Health services to children and adults in the above counties as well as Washington, Hancock, Penobscot, Oxford, Piscataquis, and Androscoggin. Call or e-mail if you would like more information. wecare@gwi.net or (207) 872-5300.