At Central Maine Healthcare, our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services in a safe environment, through the expertise, commitment and compassion of our caregivers.
Our nurses embody this mission by following a Nursing Practice model focused on relationship-based care, ensuring that patients and family are at the center of all we do. By nurturing communication between healthcare teams and with our patients and their families, our nurses strive for caring conversations that help anticipate each individual’s needs.
In order to create a nurturing environment, the vision of our Nursing Department is to employ passionate, professional nurses who provide high-quality holistic care to our patients. We believe that the practice of holistic nursing promotes an environment for optimal well-being of the body, mind and spirit.
We combine our vision to employ passionate and professional nurses with our philosophy of professional excellence by evolving the creative art and science of nursing. Patients are treated as members of our own families, with a focus on dignity, respect and what matters to them. We include our patients and their family members in all aspects of decision-making in order to provide what matters most — at the time it matters most.
CMH nurses fulfill many roles within their patient’s care team besides providing direct patient care. They often serve as educators, interpreters and advocates for our patients. This includes helping our patients and their families understand the health issues they’re facing and the potential resources available to them, while serving as their advocate in order to promote the best possible outcome for each patient.
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Nursing Practice Model
The CMH practice model exemplifies a culture that empowers and supports nurses to advance their professional development from Novice to Expert. This means helping them stay on top of the ever-changing healthcare industry through our Professional Advancement Program , TeamSTEPPS program and other career opportunities. By focusing on their professional growth, our nurses learn how to make positive changes that directly impact our patients.
By making this investment in our nursing team members, we hope to show them how appreciated they are for the specialized contribution they make every day in the delivery of healthcare and their ability to positively affect care and outcomes of our patients. We believe this is essential to provide the highest quality care to our patients in today’s healthcare environment.