Northern Light Health invests more than $260M in Maine communities

Date: 01/29/2021

At Northern Light Health, we work with patients to address factors of health in our communities including food insecurity, opioid use, and health education. Whether it’s in Ellsworth at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital or in Dover Foxcroft at Northern Light Mayo Hospital, Northern Light Health is committed to delivering care focused on the needs of each person. Northern Light Health and its members provided $260,022,627 in community benefit throughout the state from October 2019 – September 2020, according to a fiscal year-end report to the community.   

“Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve continued to develop innovative community-based solutions that address our toughest health challenges and provide the best care for people all over Maine,” explains Doug Michael, associate vice president, Northern Light Community Health.

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. The report is available on the Northern Light Health website at https://northernlighthealth.org/Community-Health-Needs-Assessment/Community-Benefit-Reports. To receive a copy of the Northern Light Health Community Benefit Report, please e-mail communitybenefits@northernlight.org.