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Awards, Quality & Accreditation

Award-winning excellence! SMHC physicians and staff provide care that is among the nation's best. Accreditation is a distinction given to SMHC when its performance meets or exceeds standards and quality expectations.

  • 2016 – SMHC achieved honor roll status by the Immunization Action Coalition for administering the Hepatitis B vaccine to 94% of newborns. One of only 200 hospitals to achieve this nationally.
  • 2015 - SMHC's Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Weight Loss Program re-accredited by American College of Surgeons
  • 2015 – SMHC Internal Medicine in Biddeford received Quality Leadership Award from Maine Quality Counts Coalition
  • 2015 - 2014 United Healthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award (Achieved all 17 quality measures for the program and was awarded $330,000 for exceeding the quality-based performance targets.)
  • 2015 – SMHC Cancer Care Program re-accredited by Commission on Cancer with Commendation
  • 2015 - SMHC Center for Breast Care re-accredited by NAPBC
  • 2014, 2015 – NCQA PCMH Designations 6 of 12 eligible practices recognized
  • 2014 – 7 SMHC practices recognized as Let’s Go! Healthcare Sites of Distinction
  • 2014 and 2015 (CMS FY 2015, FY 2016) - SMHC has not received any penalties for readmissions. In FY 2016, when compared to the Nation, SMHC was significantly lower than the nation for CHF and total joint replacement readmissions.
  • 2014 - 2015 (CMS FY 2015, FY 2016)– Best in Maine for Patient Safety under Hospital Acquired Conditions Penalty Program, one of only 2 hospitals in Maine to receive the lowest possible score from CMS. As a result, we received no financial penalties received for either year.
  • 2014 – SMHC Joint Replacement Program Re-certified. We anticipation re-certification on 11/5/2015.
  • 2013 - Joint Commission Certified & Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
  • 2013, 2014, 2015 (CMS FY 2014-FY 2016)– Value Based Purchasing – Received full base DRG payment plus more based on a Total Performance Score greater than state of Maine and national averages
  • 2013-2015 – Achieved 100% of the incentive payment from Anthem Quality Insights Hospital Incentive Program (QHIP)
  • 2013, 2014 & 2015 - A for Patient Safety from Leapfrog (Biddeford)
  • 2013, 2014 – A for Patient Safety from Leapfrog (Sanford)
  • 2013 – SMHC Center for Sleep Disorders accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • 2013, 2014 – Gold Level Award for Being Tobacco Free
  • Southern Maine Health Care practices that have been recognized as 2015 Let's Go! Healthcare Sites of Distinction!

                 o    SMHC Family Medicine, Kennebunk
                 o    SMHC Family Medicine, Waterboro
                 o    SMHC Pediatrics, Biddeford
                 o    SMHC Pediatrics, Kennebunk
                 o    SMHC Pediatrics, Saco
                 o    SMHC Sanford Family Medicine
                 o   SMHC Sanford Pediatric

SMHC is accredited, approved, affiliated with and/or certified by:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)  for CT, Ultrasound, MRI and Nuclear Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Hospital Safety Score - The Leapfrog Group - :A" for Patient Safety
  • Intersocietal Accreditation for Nuclear Medicine / PET
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAL)
  • MaineHealth
  • The Joint Commission
  • The Department of Health & Human Services
  • The Maine Hospital Association
  • The American Hospital Association
  • The New England Hospital Assembly
  • Southern Maine Radiation Therapy Institute
  • University of Southern Maine (Nursing)
  • Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (Nursing and Respiratory Therapy)
  • Biddeford Regional Vocational Program (Certified Nursing Assistants)
  • University of New England (Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy)
  • The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

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