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Welcome to SMHC. Learn more about us.
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a nationally accredited, award-winning not-for-profit healthcare system offering a comprehensive array of medical care and services including: a full-service medical center in Biddeford and emergency departments in Biddeford and in Sanford. A multi-specialty physician services group, SMHC Physicians, comprised of more than 125 physicians providing comprehensive primary and specialty services; non-emergency Walk-In Care; Centers for Breast Care, Sleep Disorders and Wound and Ostomy Care; behavioral health; eldercare services and a wide range of diagnostic and rehabilitation services. SMHC has more than 20 offices located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro.
- Learn more about SMHC's Award-Winning Care in the Summer issue of Southern Maine Health
In conjunction with consulting, courtesy, honorary physicians and health professionals, more than 200 SMHC active physicians provide care in the following specialties and sub-specialties: family medicine; internal medicine; pediatrics; obstetrics and gynecology; cardiology; dermatology; pulmonology; oncology/hematology; neurology; gastroenterology; urology; allergy/immunology; general surgery; orthopedic surgery; otorhinolaryngology; opthalmology; oral surgery and general dentistry; psychiatry; pathology; podiatry; anesthesiology; radiology; emergency medicine and occupational medicine.
SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system. For a complete listing of accreditations, certifications and affiliations, please visit the Quality page.
Southern Maine Health Care will be a leader in providing exceptional and affordable health care, partnering with patients and their loved ones to achieve optimal health.
Southern Maine Health Care exists to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.
These values serve as the basis for our care philosophy which places patients at the center of every decision we make.
SMHC was formed on January 1, 2014 when Goodall Hospital and Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) merged to become Southern Maine Health Care, the fifth largest healthcare system in Maine.
The histories of both Goodall and SMHC are remarkably similar. Like many hospitals around the country in the early 20th century, SMHC and Goodall Hospital were established to meet the need for a centralized healthcare facility in growing towns. The first of the two - SMHC - was founded by Moses Webber, an overseer at the Pepperell Mill in Biddeford, as Webber Hospital in 1906 in memory of his wife Eliza. Goodall Hospital was founded in 1928 by George Goodall, owner of the expansive Goodall Mills, in memory of his wife Henrietta.
Over the years, as the hospitals grew, Webber Hospital's name was changed to Southern Maine Medical Center to better reflect the regional nature of its services.
When you enter a hospital or physician office for care, you need to know that you will receive the best diagnosis, treatment, and surgical technologies available provided by healthcare professionals you can trust. At SMHC and SMHC Physicians, you can be reassured by our record of commitment that you have chosen excellence.
Our healthcare professionals have credentials from some of the world's leading medical schools and teaching centers. They could have worked anywhere. But they were drawn by SMHC's innovative practices, our demonstrated commitment to growth and excellence, and the beauty of southern Maine.
Compassionate Care for All Ages
Qualified professionals, leading-edge technology, and uncompromisingly high standards of care come together at SMHC to ensure that each of us, our families, and our neighbors share premier-quality medical care within life-saving minutes of our homes and offices, day and night.