At the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine (OICM), we believe the people of central and western Maine deserve to receive top-quality orthopaedic care without having to travel long distances. At OICM, you get the highest level of care — the level you would expect in large metropolitan hospitals — close to home.
We’re proud to have earned numerous accreditations and distinctions from national and regional organizations. These groups recognize that the care professionals on our orthopaedic team provide excellent, supportive care to all our patients.
Blue Distinction Center
In honor of our clinical expertise and quality of care, OICM has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. Blue Distinction Centers are recognized for demonstrating an expertise and reliability in quality special care on a consistent basis, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients.
The designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physician and medical organization recommendations. To be designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, our program was evaluated on a range of specific criteria, including quality of care, experience and training of surgeons, clinical outcomes, patient support services and multidisciplinary teamwork.