About Us

Why St. Mary’s Health System

St. Mary’s Health System, a member of Covenant Health, was founded in 1888 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe. Today, it is an integrated medical system comprised of a 233-bed acute care community hospital, an employed group of primary care and specialty providers, urgent care and emergency department, an extensive complement of behavioral and mental health services and outpatient specialty practices. Our system also includes d’Youville Pavilion, a senior care community that offers a rehabilitation center, long-term skilled nursing care and memory care. We combine talented and compassionate caregivers with state-of-the-art medical technology to meet Androscoggin County’s health care needs.

We Invest in Our Community

At St. Mary’s Health System, we strive to be good stewards of the health care resources in the Lewiston community. As a not-for-profit health system, we reinvest every dollar we earn back into improving care. We’re proud to call this home and we look forward to serving the local community for generations to come. Here’s how we’ve invested our resources:

  • $1.1 million in programs, services and partnerships to benefit the community
  • $51.1 million in uncompensated care and community benefit
  • $114.2 million in salaries and benefits
  • $1.7 million invested in providing education opportunities to our employees

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Our experienced and dedicated leadership team is guided by our Mission to provide care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

To that end, each year we develop a Foundation Annual Report and Stewardship Report in an effort to be transparent and highlight the good work of our faith-based, community-led, not-for-profit health care team.


Age-Friendly Health Care

St. Mary’s Health System participates in the Age-Friendly Health System initiative. Its goal is for every older person to receive the best care possible, avoid harm and be fully satisfied with their care.

According to the system, by 2030, seven to eight million baby boomers will be 65-plus years old. In addition, 80% of them will have one chronic ailment and 75% will be managing two chronic ailments.

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Nursing and Patient Care

For more than a century, St. Mary’s Health System nurses have shown up and leaned in to caring for the community regardless of the circumstances. It is this level of commitment, focused determination and life changing impact that has made St. Mary’s one of the preferred hospitals for nurses to work and build their careers.

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We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

We will be a growing Catholic, integrated, community-centered health partner.

Our Judeo-Christian tradition compels us to promote Gospel values in all of our endeavors. We commit to honor these core values:

We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.

We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.

We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.

We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.

In 1888, the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe established a healing ministry to meet the needs of this community.  In the spirit of the Sisters and their foundress, St. Marguerite d’Youville, St. Mary’s Health System continues its unwavering commitment to provide holistic care, offered with respect and compassion, for all in our community.

“We shall continue to love and to serve.” -St. Marguerite d’Youville

A Proud Member of Covenant Health

St. Mary’s Health System is a proud member of Covenant Health, which is an innovative, Catholic regional health care system and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant’s family of organizations includes hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living and independent senior residences throughout New England and in Elmhurst Township, Pennsylvania. We are New England’s largest non-profit post-acute care provider. Covenant Health is fully committed to offering a continuum of high-quality compassionate care to the individuals and communities we serve. Learn More About Covenant Health

Why Choose Catholic Health Care

The unique qualities of Catholic health care go far beyond our not-for-profit status. First and foremost, our employees take great pride in reaching out and meeting the care needs of the underserved regardless of religious faith.

  • We don’t worry about reimbursement, we offer specialized services that other providers may not
  • Our pain management and palliative care programs are innovative in our industry and originated in our Catholic tradition of care with compassion
  • Many of our facilities are located in urban areas, where they were founded by religious communities who came to this country to care for the poor
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