CMMC recognized for heart health


LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center was recently named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award.

To be considered for the award, a hospital must:

• Provide a minimum number of cardiac and vascular services;

• Rank highly for heart disease and heart attack mortality and readmission rates; and


• Receive a Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems recommendation rating above the national average.

Only 419 hospitals, or 9 percent, out of more than 4,800 nationwide that reported any of the heart care clinical measurements met all three criteria, and, within that 9 percent, CMMC ranked in the top 4 percent.