EMHS MissionEMHS Mission
The mission of EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of the people of Maine through a well-organized network of local health care providers who together offer high quality, cost-effective services to their communities.
EMHS will be recognized nationally as a model of excellence in rural healthcare delivery.
(Take a moment to visit our webpage dedicated to our 2020 vision.)
To accomplish its mission, EMHS will embrace these values:
We demonstrate a passion for caring for others and the pursuit of service excellence in all that we do.
We are capable of extraordinary creativity and are willing to explore new ideas to achieve our healthcare mission.
We commit to the highest standards of behavior and doing the correct thing for the right reasons.
We respect the dignity, worth, and rights of others.
We take a responsible and disciplined approach to achieving our priorities and responding to an ever-changing environment.
Working together in collaboration and teamwork is more powerful than working alone.
EMHS is proud to be one of the best rural healthcare systems in America. Our pillars of excellence help guide our present and future successes:
Goal: Develop the people resources needed for the present and future success of EMHS
Goal: Assure timely access to necessary services and engage the patient as a partner
Goal: Achieve and demonstrate best practice at all levels and sites of care
Maintain financial strength and stability while responding to the dynamics of payment reform
Develop internal structures for more efficient system performance while demonstrating leadership and value to external entities and potential partners
Strengthen community-based collaboration, planning, and education
In addition to these six pillars, EMHS is committing to new initiatives in community health, driven by data provided by our Community Health Needs Assessment
. These initiatives include pursuing ideas relative to reducing obesity in our communities, preventing chronic disease, increasing access to healthcare, and decreasing substance abuse in Maine.