Transforming Care through Innovation

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Collapsible Aerosolized Particle Enclosure (CAPE)

The CAPE is currently being tested on patients at Maine Medical Center. Imagine a busy hospital emergency department (ED) filled with patients, many of whom have or may have COVID-19. The need to contain the spread of germs became more important than [...]

Robotic Clot Retriever

The current best practice neurosurgical tools for stroke intervention rely on direct radiographic imaging and manipulation of catheter-based devices by the hand of the surgeon. The success rate of these procedures on a first attempt ranges from thirty to eighty percent, often requiring the [...]

Play Portal

Bethany Sweet is a certified child life specialist at Maine Medical Center. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) help patients and families identify ways to cope with various medical procedures. Real medical equipment is often used to teach patients about procedures and allows patients to [...]


Gastrostomy tubes (G-tubes) are feeding tubes that are placed surgically through the abdomen directly into the stomach, and are life sustaining for millions of patients for medications and nutrition. Fortunately many patients' health conditions improve and they no longer require their g-tube. Standard practice is [...]

Creating a Novel Shared Surgical Coverage Model

As a small rural hospital that runs a full service, 24/7 Emergency Medicine Department, WesternMaine Health needs 24/7 general surgical call coverage. And yet over time as the population of Norway, ME has shrunk, the hospital has gotten to the point where they don't [...]