Eastern Maine Medical Center's goal is to be the employer of choice in Maine—a destination hospital, not just for patients but also for skilled healthcare professionals who seek to perform worthwhile work on a well-integrated team, and to make a difference in the life of their community. Certainly, we are well on our way to reaching that goal having processed more than 14,993 employment applications in 2011. Our employment system keeps profiles of prospective job candidates for positions that may become available in the future—in essence a waiting list of people who would like to come to work at EMMC.
EMMC employs more than 3600 people, performing an astounding variety of jobs. Walking the halls of our main campus, our sites at the Eastern Maine Healthcare Mall at Union Street and the Cianchette Building in Brewer, or our many primary care physician offices you will encounter highly skilled, productive, and conscientious employees doing the important work that keeps EMMC caring for the communities it serves every day. Visitors say the medical center approximates a small city in the variety of skills it takes to keep it operating well. Each employee has a part to play in the smooth delivery of the EMMC patient experience. Supervisors are trained to help those individuals understand their role in the big picture, and to let them know they are important. Compared to national averages for employee turnover, which are reported to be between 25 and 30 percent, our employee turnover rate is low at approximately 10 percent.
We invite you to read more about EMMC's efforts to be the Employer of Choice by clicking on the menu links to the left.