Central Maine Medical Center

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center

Two Lewiston hospitals have undertaken corrective action after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid found they were turning away mentally ill patients in crisis from their emergency departments without adequate medical screenings or stabilizing treatment. Both hospitals were found to be in violation of a federal law that is intended to protect patients experiencing medical emergencies.

Central Maine Medical Center

The medical staff at Central Maine Medical Center have taken a vote of no-confidence in Central Maine Healthcare CEO Jeff Brickman.

The Lewiston Sun Journal reports that Monday night's vote was 100-to-66, with a few staff abstaining.

Medical staff at CMH's other two hospitals in Bridgton and Rumford have also voted no-confidence in Brickman, who took the helm in 2016.

Four Maine hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for their rates of infection and patient injury. Central Maine Medical Center, Southern Maine Health Care, York Hospital and Cary Medical Center all face a reduction in Medicare reimbursements for one year. It’s the third year in a row that Central Maine Medical Center is being docked.