Maine Medical Center


About Us

Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute Maine Medical Center Research Institute.


As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center has provided more than $190 million annually in community benefits, delivering care to those who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Our care model also includes the state's largest multispecialty medical group, Maine Medical Partners. Maine Medical Partners provides a wide range of community-based primary, specialty and subspecialty care delivered through a network of more than 40 locations throughout greater Portland.

Our People

We encourage you to explore our mission, vision, and values. They ultimately define who we are and what we look for when hiring new talent. Living our mission, vision and values makes Maine Medical Center a truly special place. Click here to meet some of our outstanding Nursing staff.

Why Work Here

Inside and out, you'll find what you're looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, Maine Medical Center has the depth and scope of services and opportunities that can challenge the new graduate or the experienced professional. We are committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals. These include:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training – Our CNA program was developed in affiliation with Portland Adult Education. This 10-week program is tuition-free and includes classroom work, skills labs and clinical experiences. While enrolled, students can serve in a paid position as a Nursing Companion, and upon course completion, take the state CNA exam to obtain the state-required CNA certification.
  • Student Nurse Employment Program (SNEP) – Each summer, we offer the Student Nurse Employment Program (SNEP)Student Nurse Employment Program (SNEP) to an average of 35 student nurses. This is a 15-week, full-time program through which students entering their final academic year have the opportunity to experience the role of the professional nurse first-hand. This successful program provides career growth opportunities for internal staff, as well as engaging students in opportunities that ultimately lead to employment following graduation.
  • Academic Affiliations and On-site Clinical Training – As you would expect, Maine Medical Center is the principal clinical site for academic programs from a variety of schools across and beyond the state. We are proud of our long history of providing a rich experience for those individuals who are pursuing a career in the exciting healthcare field. Current programs include: Nursing, Certified Surgical Technologist, Radiation Therapist, Pharmacist Training, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Nutrition Services.

Our location in beautiful Portland is also a great reason to join us. Our city has been recognized numerous times as a metropolitan hub that features award-winning gourmet dining, diverse cultural activities and a variety of sporting attractions. The city itself is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay. Here, you will find a wealth of activities, and the mountains of western Maine are just 45 minutes away by car. So whether your preference is hiking or skiing; biking or walking; sunbathing or sailing – or even doing nothing at all – you don't have far to go to find it in Portland. If you like to explore larger cities, Boston is less than a 2-hour drive away.