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“We’re happy to provide care to any and all types of patients that want to come here, whether they’ve just moved to the area or they’ve transferred their care from another provider.”
– Jessica MacPhail, NP, EMMC Family Medicine, Husson Ave.
EMMC Family Medicine is currently accepting new patients in many of its practices.
Last June, Robert Nichols of Waterville was playing a round of golf, just like he had done hundreds of times before. But something was different this time. When he got to the fifth hole, his chest began to hurt, and he just wasn’t feeling well. Robert was having a heart attack.
Read more about the many other life-saving stories that take place every day at EMMC Heart Care.
EMMC is the specialty referral hospital for the northern two-thirds of Maine, providing leading-edge programs in cancer, surgery, and cardiac care, among many others.
Our passion is providing the best patient care possible with a focus on excellent service, clinical quality, and patient safety. A committed partner to our patients and community, we believe nothing should stand in the way of quality healthcare.
Click here to find out more about EMMC's Modernization Project.
Serving our communities is at the heart of EMMC’s nonprofit mission. That's why we invest in resources that help improve the health of the people living in the northern two-thirds of Maine.
Learn how EMMC is making a difference in our communities every day.
Debbie promotes the organization’s mission, vision, and values by keeping a balanced focus on people, service, quality and safety, finance, growth, and the communities served by EMMC. She is a results oriented, decisive leader with success in problem solving and promoting a culture of collaboration, innovation, accountability, and service excellence.
As president, Debbie has overseen the transformation of care at EMMC with the widespread implementation of information technology and the development of centers of excellence for several service lines. EMMC has received national recognition for its work on information technology innovation, clinical quality initiatives, and patient service. She is committed to the pursuit of a culture of excellence related to safety, clinical quality and service.
Debbie also serves as senior vice president of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), EMMC’s parent organization. In this role she participates in system wide strategic direction and organizational development.
She began working at EMMC in 1974 as a staff nurse in Critical Care and has held progressive administrative roles since that time, becoming president in 2004. Debbie graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of the State of New York and a Masters Degree in Business from Husson College. She is a member of several professional and civic organizations and has served on the Boards of Maine Network for Health, Maine Hospital Association, American Heart Association Penobscot Division, Bangor Rotary Club, United Way of Eastern Maine, and Public Health Advisory Board for the Greater Bangor Area.
Debbie and her husband, Steve Johnson have two children and live in Hampden, Maine.
If you would like to contact Debbie, please contact her executive assistant Susan by calling 973-7033.