After a longtime relationship with MaineHealth as an affiliate, Mid Coast-Parkview Health officially became a part of MaineHealth in March 2020. Mid Coast-Parkview Health undertook a thorough and inclusive process throughout 2019 to evaluate potential partnerships that would sustain the organization into the future. The result was a decision to join MaineHealth.
“This partnership is a great fit for both organizations. In an ever-challenging environment for local health systems, MaineHealth provides scale and expertise with a commitment to excellent, patient-centered care and support for our local communities,” said Rich Petersen, president of MaineHealth.
Mid Coast-Parkview Health is built around a 93-bed hospital in Brunswick. It has an active medical staff, a multispecialty medical group including primary care and specialty practices, and provides a range of senior care services through Mid Coast Senior Health and home health and hospice care through CHANS Home Health & Hospice.
“Mid Coast-Parkview Health not only serves communities within MaineHealth’s larger service area, but also shares similar values and is supportive of the MaineHealth vision of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America,” said Lois Skillings, president of Mid Coast-Parkview Health.
Teams from MaineHealth and Mid Coast-Parkview Health have been working together throughout 2020 to fully integrate, including transitioning Mid Coast-Parkview Health to the Epic medical records platform in 2021. Mid Coast-Parkview Health has also joined with two other local health systems — LincolnHealth and Coastal Healthcare Alliance, which includes Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital — in a regional strategic planning process.