Central Maine Medical Center

The Central Maine Medical Center is a hospital located at 300 Main Street in the city of Lewiston, Maine. It serves most of Androscoggin County, including Lewiston and Auburn, Maine and various small and medium-sized communities. The hospital was established in the 1860s and officially incorporated in 1888 by Dr. Edward H. Hill, an alumnus of nearby Bates College and also Harvard Medical School. The hospital is currently a teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine and University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.[1]

Central Maine Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center, seen from High Street
Central Maine Medical Center is located in Maine
Central Maine Medical Center
Shown in Maine
LocationLewiston, Maine, United States
Coordinates44°06′04″N 70°12′52″W / 44.101129°N 70.214395°WCoordinates: 44°06′04″N 70°12′52″W / 44.101129°N 70.214395°W
Affiliated universityBoston University School of Medicine; University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
ListsHospitals in Maine


CMMC is located downtown at High Street near Bates College. The hospital campus includes several large parking facilities, a LifeFlight of Maine helipad. In recent years the hospital has created the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, and the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The hospital has approximately 250 beds, and approximately 300 physicians. It is a Level II trauma center. Central Maine Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Central Maine Medical Family. The organization runs two other hospitals, one in Bridgton and another in Rumford. It also operates CMMC College of Nursing and Health Professions; and many affiliated long-term care facilities, clinics and practices throughout central and western Maine. The current CEO of the hospital chain is Jeff Brickman. The Central Maine Medical Family is located a block away from the hospital on Bates Street in the Lowell Square Building, a refurbished textile factory. CMMC recently underwent major renovations to their emergency department.

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Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon (May 6, 1813 – December 8, 1906) was the 36th Governor of Maine, and a surgeon general of Maine during the American Civil War.

Boston University School of Medicine

The Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of the graduate schools of Boston University. Founded in 1848, the medical school holds the unique distinction as the first institution in the world to formally educate female physicians. Originally known as the New England Female Medical College, it was subsequently renamed BUSM in 1873. It is notably also the first medical school in the United States to award an M.D. degree to an African-American woman, in 1864.

As the only medical school located in the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, BUSM and Boston Medical Center, its primary teaching hospital, operates the largest 24-hour Level I trauma center in New England, the largest network of regional community health centers, and possesses the most diverse patient base in New England. BUSM is also the home of the world-renowned Framingham Heart Study – from which all knowledge of cardiovascular disease risk factors were originally discovered. Notable alumni of the medical school include Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine and the only woman to hold the position in the journal's almost 200-year history, as well as Louis Wade Sullivan, former Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and founder of Morehouse School of Medicine. Boston University School of Medicine is ranked 29th on the 2019 list of Best Medical Schools in the Best Research category by the U.S. News & World Report.

Bridgton Academy

Bridgton Academy is an all-male college preparatory in North Bridgton, Maine. Founded in 1808, the school sits at the northern tip of Long Lake in North Bridgton, Maine. The school has been NEASC accredited since 1934, making it one of the oldest accredited schools in the country. The school is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

The 55-acre (22 ha) campus hosts twenty four different buildings. The majority of classes are held in the new Humanities Center. There are seven dormitories on campus ranging in capacity from 18-40 students. In recent history, the school has expanded its number of two-year students, allowing for students to complete their high school diploma at Bridgton, as well as spending their second, prep, year at the Academy.

Durham, Maine

Durham is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,848 at the 2010 census. It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.

Edward H. Hill

Dr. Edward H. Hill (1844-1904) was a physician who founded Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.He was born in Harrison, Maine in 1844 and attended Bridgton Academy, Bates College (1863) (then called the Maine State Seminary) and Harvard Medical School (1867). After initially starting to practice in Durham, Maine, he shortly moved to Lewiston where he became a partner of Dr. Alonzo Garcelon, the future governor and developed an active surgery practice. Seeing a need for an emergency room in the Lewiston and Auburn area, in 1871 Hill published an article advocating for a public hospital. After the city failed to act for several years, Hill purchased a house and land for a hospital himself and transferred it to the hospital corporation. The legislature finally provided support in 1888, thereby officially creating Central Maine Hospital (later renamed Central Maine Medical Center). Dr. Hill was an active member of the Maine Medical Society where he presented a well known paper on “Perineal Urethrotomy” in 1885. After severe suffering from arthritis for over a decade, he died in 1904. In 1872 Hill married Charlotte C. Thompson and had two children.

Edward Hill

Edward Hill may refer to:

Edward Hill (Virginian politician) (died c. 1663), Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses

Edward Rowley Hill (1795–1878), British Army officer

Edward Smith Hill (died 1880), Australian politician

Sir Edward Stock Hill (1834–1902), English politician, MP for Bristol South 1886–1900

Edward Hill (Medal of Honor) (1835–1900), American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient

Edward Hill (painter) (1843–1923), American artist

Edward H. Hill (1844–1904), physician who founded Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Maine

Edward Burlingame Hill (1872–1960), American composer

Ted Hill, Baron Hill of Wivenhoe (Edward James Hill, 1899–1969), British trade unionist

Edward Hill (New Zealand politician) (1907–2001), English-born New Zealand politician

Ted Hill (Australian communist) (Edward Fowler Hill, 1915–1988), Australian lawyer

Eduard Khil (1934–2012) or Edward Hill, Russian singer

Eddie Hill (born 1936), American drag racer

Edward Hill (physician) (active 1995–2006), physician and former President of the American Medical Association

Harrison, Maine

Harrison is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,730 at the 2010 census. A historic resort area, Harrison straddles Long Lake and Crystal Lake. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area.

Harry Callahan (photographer)

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

There are approximately 2,900 full- and part-time voting faculty members consisting of assistant, associate, and full professors, and over 5,000 full or part-time, non-voting instructors.

Judith Magyar Isaacson

Judith Magyar Isaacson (July 3, 1925 – November 10, 2015) was a Hungarian-American educator, university administrator, speaker, and author.

Born in Hungary into a Jewish family, Isaacson was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp with her mother and aunt in July 1944, where she spent eight months in forced labor in an underground munitions plant in Hessisch Lichtenau. After liberation, she married a United States intelligence officer and moved to his hometown of Lewiston, Maine. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics in Maine colleges in the mid-1960s and taught at Lewiston High School and Bates College, serving as dean of women and dean of students at the latter institution. Her 1990 memoir, Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor, inspired a 1995 electronic chamber opera and a 1998 experimental film.

The recipient of numerous awards and three honorary degrees, Isaacson was inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame in 2004.

Lewiston, Maine

Lewiston (; officially the City of Lewiston, Maine) is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. The city borders the coastal sideways of the Gulf of Maine and is south of Augusta, the state's capital, and north of Portland, the cultural hub of Maine. It is one-half of the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly referred to as "L.A." or "L-A." Lewiston exerts a significant impact upon the diversity, religious variety, commerce, education, and economic power of Maine. It is known for a relatively low cost of living, substantial access to medical care, and an extremely low violent-crime rate. While the dominant language spoken in the city is English, it is home to the largest French-speaking population in the United States (by population) while it is second to St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, in percentage of speakers.The Lewiston area traces its roots to 1669 with the early presence of the Androscoggin tribe (the namesake of the county in which the city resides). In the late 18th century, the area slowly became populated by Quebec families and was incorporated as "Lewistown" in 1795. The presence of the Androscoggin River and Lewistown Falls made the town an attractive area for manufacturing and hydro-power businesses. The rise of Boston rail and textile tycoon Benjamin Bates saw rapid economic growth rivaling that of Cambridge, Worcester, and Concord. The increase in economic stimulus prompted thousands of Quebecers to migrate, causing a population boom; the populace rose from 1,801 in 1840 to 21,701 in 1890. In 1855, local preacher Oren Burbank Cheney founded the Maine State Seminary, the first coeducational university in New England and one of the first universities to admit black students before the Emancipation Proclamation. Lewistown quickly became associated with the liberal arts and was incorporated as "Lewiston" in 1864, a year before the college was chartered as Bates College.

The city is home to the only basilica in Maine, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul; 15 colleges and universities; 44 listings on the National Register of Historic Places; the Androscoggin Bank Colisée; the Stephens Observatory; the Olin Arts Center; the Bates College Museum of Art (BCMoA); and two significant general hospitals: Central Maine Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.

List of Bates College people

This list of notable people associated with Bates College includes matriculating students, alumni, attendees, faculty, trustees, and honorary degree recipients of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Members of the Bates community are known as "Batesies" or bobcats. This list also includes students of the affiliated Maine State Seminary, Nichols Latin School, and Cobb Divinity School. In 1915, George Colby Chase, the second president of the college, opted that the college include former students–who did not complete the full four year course of study–as alumni in "appreciation of their loyalty". Throughout its history, Bates has been the fictional alma mater of various characters in American popular culture. Notable fictional works to feature the college include Ally McBeal (1997), The Sopranos (1999), and The Simpsons (2015). As of 2015, there are 24,000 Bates College alumni. In 2016, two Bates alumni were featured on the Forbes' "30 Under 30" listing. Affiliates of the college include 86 Fulbright Scholars, 22 Watson Fellows, and 5 Rhodes Scholars.As of November 2018, the college counts 12 members of the United States Congress–2 Senators and 10 members of the House of Representatives–among its alumni. Edmund Muskie ('36) occupied all offices available in the Maine political system, excluding state senator and United States representative. He narrowly lost the 1968 election to become the 39th Vice President of the United States, placed fourth in his bid for the presidency in 1972, and received public draft calls for the presidential elections of 1976 and 1980. Robert F. Kennedy ('44) and Leo Ryan ('44), alumni of the college's V-12 Naval Program, both served as U.S. congressmen, the former served as the 64th U.S. Attorney General during the mid-1960s. In state government, Bates alumni have led all three political branches in Maine, graduating two Chief Justices of the Maine Supreme Court, two Maine Governors, and multiple leaders of both state houses. Bates has graduated 12 Olympians, with the most recent alumni competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. More than 20 universities have been led by Bates alumni as of July 2016.

This list uses the following notation:

B.A. or unmarked years – recipient of Bachelor of Arts either at the Maine State Seminary or Bates

B.S. – recipient of Bachelor of Science

B.S.E. – recipient of Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an affiliated engineering school with Bates

V-12 – recipient of the V-12 Degree through the college's V-12 Navy College Training Program

S.T.B. – recipient of Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus from the college's defunct Cobb Divinity School, which merged with Bates' religion department in 1908

List of UNECOM affiliated residencies

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List of hospitals in Maine

List of hospitals in Maine (U.S. state), sorted by location.


Riverview Psychiatric Center (formerly Augusta Mental Health Institute)

Maine General Health Center - Augusta


Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (formerly Bangor Mental Health Institute)

Eastern Maine Medical Center

St. Joseph Hospital

Acadia Hospital

Bar Harbor

Mount Desert Island Hospital


Waldo County General Hospital


Southern Maine Medical Center

Blue Hill

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital


Bridgton Hospital (Formerly Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital)


Mid Coast Hospital


Calais Regional Hospital


Cary Medical Center


Miles Memorial Hospital


Mayo Regional Hospital


Maine Coast Memorial Hospital


Franklin Memorial Hospital

Fort Kent

Northern Maine Medical Center


Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital


Houlton Regional Hospital


Central Maine Medical Center

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center


Penobscot Valley Hospital


Down East Community Hospital


Millinocket Regional Hospital


Stephens Memorial Hospital


Sebasticook Valley Hospital


Maine Medical Center

Mercy Hospital

Presque Isle

The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC)


Penobscot Bay Medical Center


Rumford Community Hospital


Redington-Fairview General Hospital


Inland Hospital

Thayer Hospital


Spring Harbor Hospital

Westbrook Community Hospital


York Hospital

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is an American actor and racing driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy, starring with Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey). He saw early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in the 1980s, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Loverboy (1989). In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film, such as Outbreak (1995) and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama (2002), a surprise box office hit. He has since starred in other films, including Enchanted (2007), Made of Honor (2008), Valentine's Day (2010), Flypaper (2011), Freedom Writers (2007), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), and Bridget Jones's Baby (2016).

Dempsey, who maintains a sports car and vintage car collection, also enjoys auto racing in his spare time. He has competed in pro-am events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race and Ensenada SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race. Prior to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, Dempsey declared that he would "walk away" from acting if he could and dedicate himself full-time to motorsports.


A sneeze, or sternutation, is a semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa. A sneeze expels air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal mucous membrane. This action allows for mucus to escape through the nasal cavity. Sneezing is possibly linked to sudden exposure to bright light, sudden change (fall) in temperature, breeze of cold air, a particularly full stomach, or viral infection, and can lead to the spread of disease.

The function of sneezing is to expel mucus containing foreign particles or irritants and cleanse the nasal cavity. During a sneeze, the soft palate and palatine uvula depress while the back of the tongue elevates to partially close the passage to the mouth so that air ejected from the lungs may be expelled through the nose. Because the closing of the mouth is partial, a considerable amount of this air is usually also expelled from the mouth. The force and extent of the expulsion of the air through the nose varies.

Sneezing cannot occur during sleep due to REM atonia – a bodily state where motor neurons are not stimulated and reflex signals are not relayed to the brain. Sufficient external stimulants, however, may cause a person to wake from sleep to sneeze, but any sneezing occurring afterwards would take place with a partially awake status at minimum.

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels (including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman) and six non-fiction books. He has written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007). In 2015, King was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature. He has been described as the "King of Horror".

Todd Webb

Todd Webb (September 5, 1905 – April 15, 2000) was an American photographer notable for documenting everyday life and architecture in cities such as New York City, Paris as well as from the American west. His photography has been compared with Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and the French photographer Eugène Atget. He traveled extensively during his long life and had important friendships with artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams and Harry Callahan. He photographed famous people including Dorothea Lange. His life was like his photos in the sense of being seemingly simple, straightforward, but revealing complexity and depth upon a closer examination. Capturing history, his pictures often transcend the boundary between photography and artistic expression.

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