Press Release

Maine Community Health Options contracts with Maine Coast Memorial

LEWISTON, Maine — Maine Community Health Options (MCHO) recently announced their partnership with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, to provide people with comprehensive, patient-centered care.

“We are very pleased to contract with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital as an important part of our network,” Kevin Lewis, CEO of MCHO noted in a press release. “Maine Coast Memorial Hospital brings valued clinical outcomes and vital community relationships that match the nonprofit mission and purpose of MCHO. In partnership with our provider network and plan members, we will reduce healthcare costs by improving access to care with a focus on best practice and care integration, and by supporting community resources to promote the health and wellbeing of our members.”

The new partnership represents a milestone for MCHO, reflecting the organization’s collaborative approach to network development, innovation and payment reform.

“This partnership will ensure that the people of the communities we serve receive the best possible care at a reasonable cost,” said Charles Therrien, CEO of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. “We are pleased to be able to work with Maine Community Health Options toward a mutual goal of providing individuals with affordable healthcare.”

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is a 64 bed, full-service hospital serving Hancock and western Washington Counties. Opened in 1956, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital delivers a broad range of services to meet the individual needs of their patients and families, these services include a new cancer infusion center, a new emergency department and adjacent helipad, a primary care network, diagnostic and surgical services and specialty care services. To learn more about Maine Coast Memorial Hospital please visit

MCHO enrollment opportunities will begin on October 1, 2013 with coverage policies effective January 1, 2014. For more information about MCHO and how to get involved, please contact Michael Gendreau, Director of Outreach, Education and Communications, 207-402-3330, and visit our website: