Maine Medical Center (commonly abbreviated to MMC or contracted to Maine Med) is a 637 licensed-bed teaching hospital located at 22 Bramhall Street in Portland, Maine, United States with a staff of over 6,000 people. Founded in 1874, it is the largest hospital in northern New England with 28,000 inpatient visits, about 500,000 outpatient visits, 88,000 emergency visits, and over 27,000 surgeries performed annually. MMC is structured as a non-profit, private corporation governed by volunteer trustees.
The present-day complex of more than one million square feet (92,000 square meters) was completed in 1984. In 2009, Maine Medical Center completed a major expansion, to include a new or improved emergency department, birthing center, neonatal intensive care unit, helipad, utility plant, and parking garage. In August 2007, it opened a new Ambulatory Surgical Center in Scarborough, Maine, named Scarborough Surgical Center. Maine Medical Center also has the Brighton Medical Center Campus, which is the location of Brighton First Care and New England Rehab.
Maine Medical Center is owned by MaineHealth, the state's largest healthcare organization. MaineHealth formed in the late 1990s from MMC, with its first board of directors serving from 1999 to 2000. MaineHealth owns and operates a series of mental, long-term, primary care, emergency, and home healthcare facilities in southern, central, and western Maine. Other MaineHealth companies include Southern Maine Medical Center, St. Andrews Healthcare, Miles Health Care, Spring Harbor Hospital and HomeHealth-VNSM.