Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many hospitals are in your system

Anchoring our health care system is the Alfond Center for Health, a new 192-bed medical center in Augusta. Services include emergency and critical care, a full range of inpatient surgery, diagnostics, substance abuse and mental health services, maternity and pediatrics and physician practices.

In January 2014 we will begin transforming our Thayer Campus in Waterville into a comprehensive outpatient center that will feature 24/7 emergency care, outpatient surgery, diagnostics, substance abuse and mental health services, physician practices, outpatient rehabilitation and more, all under one roof.

In addition to the two hospital campuses, MaineGeneral owns and operates seven primary care practices, 2 express care clinics, and multiple specialty clinics throughout the Kennebec Valley.

2. How many beds are in MaineGeneral Medical Center
The Alfond Center for Health has 192 inpatient beds. All patient rooms are private.
3. How many physicians are on staff at MaineGeneral Health
There are more than 250 physicians on our active medical staff at MaineGeneral Health and we continue to grow every day.
4. What is the practice model used at MaineGeneral Health
The physician opportunity that is presented is typically an employed model. Employment is normally through MaineGeneral Medical Center, the parent organization for most of our provider group.
5. What opportunities are there and how are they determined
Current practice opportunities can be found on our main homepage. They are determined through campus strategic planning in addition to a close analysis of community supply and community need.
6. How does the interview process work
After we receive your CV, one of our recruiters will review your experience and interest and will speak to you in more detail about the opportunity. If both parties feel the opportunity and the candidate should be explored in greater depth, we will set up a phone interview with one or more hospital leaders. If there is still interest on both sides, the next step would be to plan for a provider tour/visit to meet with the appropriate administrators, directors, and physicians.
7. How long does it take to get a Maine medical license and how do I obtain one
It generally takes about two months to obtain a license to practice medicine in Maine, once the Board of Medicine receives the application. For more information on the Maine licensing process you can visit the Board of Licensure website or call (207) 287-3601 for more information
8. What is the process for receiving privileges at MaineGeneral Health
Once a signed offer letter is received, applicant will be issued a password allowing access to online credentialing material. Applications are processed by Synernet, a CVO contracted by MaineGeneral. When this process is complete, the application is reviewed and approved by the department chair, Credentials Committee, Medical Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The entire process can take up to 120 days, so applicants are encouraged to plan accordingly.
9. What is the structure of MaineGeneral Health’s Medical Malpractice Insurance Program
MaineGeneral Health has formed a self-insured captive called Kennebec risk, LLC. It is a single member limited-Liability company under the laws of Maine with MaineGeneral Medical Center as its sole member. Medical Malpractice/general liability coverage for all employed members of the medical staff is provided by a ‘claims made’ policy that also offers tail coverage upon the end of employment.