Press Release

Maine Community Health Options adds York Hospital to network

LEWISTON, Maine — Maine Community Health Options and York Hospital recently announced their collaborative partnership to provide people with comprehensive, patient-centered care.  

“This partnership with York Hospital represents a milestone for MCHO, and reflects the style in which we have approached our network development:  a collaborative partnership model that is a launching pad for further innovation and payment reform development,” noted Kevin Lewis, CEO of MCHO, in a press release. “We are pleased to solidify a contract with them.”

“We are excited to be joining Maine Community Health Options and their initiative to provide an affordable health insurance option to individuals and small businesses in our community,” said Jud Knox, President/CEO of York Hospital, in a press release. “This partnership is a great way to ensure access to care at York Hospital and with other providers in the community.”

“The staff at York brings valued clinical outcomes and community relationships that match the nonprofit mission and purpose of Maine Community Health Options,” Lewis stated in the press release. “In partnership with our provider network and plan members, we will reduce healthcare costs by improving access to care, focusing on best practices and care integration, and by supporting community resources that promote the health and wellbeing of our members.”

York Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital located in southern Maine. It is known for its patient-centered approach to healthcare, quality medical staff, dedicated employees, and comfortable environment.

To learn more about York Hospital, visit or call 351-2385.

MCHO enrollment opportunities will begin on Oct. 1,  with coverage policies effective Jan. 1, 2014.  For more information about MCHO and how to get involved, please contact Michael Gendreau, director of Outreach, Education and Communications, 402-3330, and visit our website:


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