How do you unite more than 2,000 physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) who care for patients at hundreds of practices across Maine and New Hampshire?
For MaineHealth, the answer is the MaineHealth Medical Group. Since its formation in 2020, the Medical Group has been hard at work creating a single organizational home for physicians and APPs that supports them in delivering high quality, patient-centered care. In 2023, the Medical Group made significant strides in:
- Increasing patient access
- Improving the patient experience
- Meeting increasingly stringent care quality standards
As the pandemic subsided in 2022, MaineHealth practices experienced a rapid increase in demand for services. Patients who had deferred care returned in large numbers, often with more advanced disease and more acute conditions than before the pandemic. The increased volume of visits and need for more intense care led to patient access challenges.