$220M Invested for Maine Communities

Date: 01/15/2020

Northern Light Health invests more than $220M to help create a brighter future for Maine communities

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Cover image of Northern Light Health's Community Benefit Report for Fiscal Year 2019

At Northern Light Health, we maximize our effect when we work with patients to address factors of health including poverty, nutrition, and transportation.

Whether it’s in Portland at Northern Light Mercy Hospital, or in Aroostook County at Northern Light AR Gould Hospital, Northern Light Health is committed to delivering care focused on the needs of each person.

Northern Light Health and its members provided $220,986,917 in community benefit throughout the state from October 2018 to September 2019, according to a fiscal year-end report to the community.

“We are committed to making healthcare work for each individual. A large part of this work involves the pursuit to develop innovative community-based solutions that address our toughest health challenges and reach patients where they already are,” explains Doug Michael, associate vice president, Northern Light Community Health. “Through free community classes, paramedicine programs, transportation initiatives, and so much more, we are rolling up our sleeves to make care easier and more accessible. This is our promise to our patients, families, and communities we serve.”

Northern Light Health members provide a wide range of free or reduced-cost programs and services to those who are sick, injured, or disabled. These community benefits are designed to improve the health of our communities and increase access to healthcare in response to identified community health needs.

The brief, bulleted Community Benefit Report is categorized by nonprofit members to easily see how Northern Light Health is working to target each region’s unique needs. To request a printed copy of the Northern Light Health Community Benefit Report, please e-mail communitybenefits@northernlight.org.