Award Winning Healthcare

Family Health Care, Oncology, Orthopedics, OB Health Services: Caribou, ME

Award Winning Healthcare

Here at Cary Medical Center, our goal is to be the leading healthcare organization in providing high quality, affordable, and accessible care. To achieve this goal, we have invested significant resources in patient safety programs, quality improvement initiatives, and medical/information technology. Cary Medical Center has been recognized nationally for these efforts and has received numerous quality care, patient safety, and customer service awards.

  • 2024 Platinum Level Status for Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence
  • 2024 Aster Awards “Gold” winner for the Cardiac CT TV advertising and the Caring Together Magazine external newsletter
  • 2024 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2024 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
  • 2023 Best Places to Work in Maine – Best Companies Group
  • 2023 Top Rural & Community Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health
  • 2023 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Comprehensive Care
  • 2023 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2023 Gold Level Status for Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence
  • 2023 Aster Awards “Gold” winner for the Heartbeat internal newsletter
  • 2023 Bronze Level Status, Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification designation
  • 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine – Best Companies Group
  • 2022 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care
  • 2022 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine – Best Companies Group
  • 2021 Platinum Level Status for Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence
  • 2021 Newsweek Best Maternity Care Hospitals
  • 2021 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2021 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care
  • 2020 Platinum Level Status for Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence
  • 2020 Fall Grade of “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2020 Best Maternity Care Hospital as named by Newsweek & The Leapfrog Group
  • 2020 Bronze Level Status, Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification designation
  • 2020 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Patient Safety
  • 2020 Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2020 Spring Grade of “A” for Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2020 Aster Awards “Gold” winner for the Jefferson Cary Cancer Center Patient Handbook
  • 2019 Fall Grade of “A” for Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2019 Jean-Pierre Michaud, MD, FRCS(c) inducted as a fellow member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • 2019 Spring Grade of “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2019 Kris Doody, RN, CEO, Cary Medical Center & Pines Health Services Inducted Into Junior Achievement Maine Business Hall of Fame
  • 2019 Platinum Level Status for Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence
  • 2019 Aster Awards “Bronze” winner for the Heartbeat newsletter
  • 2018 Gold Level Status for Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence
  • David Levasseur, DDS, BSc,- 2018 Maine Primary Care Association Excellence in Oral Health Award Recipient
  • 2018 Kris Doody, RN and Chief Executive Officer at Cary Medical Center, was named by the Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “100 great leaders in healthcare”
  • Bonnie Bouchard, CNM, MS – 2018 Maine American College of Nurse Midwives Affiliate Maine Hospital Association Award
  • Carl Flynn, MD – 2018 Maine Medical Center & Tufts University School of Medicine Roger A. Renfrew, MD rural teaching award
  • 2018 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
  • 2018 Red Cross Real Hero Biomedical Award
  • 2017 Gold Star Standards of Excellence for Addressing Tobacco Use
  • 2017 “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
  • 2017 Kris Doody, RN and Chief Executive Officer at Cary Medical Center, was named by the Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “60 rural hospital CEOs to know”
  • 2017 Kris Doody, RN, CEO was awarded the Board of Trustee Award by The American Hospital Association
  • 2016 Kris Doody, RN, CEO, named Quorum CEO of the Year
  • 2016 Gold Star Standards of Excellence for Addressing Tobacco Use
  • 2016 AVATAR Exceeding Patient Expectations Award
  • 2016 AVATAR Exemplary Service Overall Best Performer Award
  • 2016 “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
  • 2015 AVATAR Exceeding Patient Expectations Award
  • 2015 AVATAR Exemplary Service Overall Best Performer
  • 2015 Named to the Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll
  • 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
  • 2015 Top Rural Hospital by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2015 “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2015 Gold Recognition for Cary’s National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2015 Gold Star Standards of Excellence Award, Maine Tobacco Free Hospital Network
  • 2015 Women’s Choice Award- America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2014 AVATAR Exceeding Patient Expectations Award
  • 2014 Named Best Overall Performer by Avatar
  • 2014 recognized by HealthGrades for being in the top 100% of hospitals across the nation for patient satisfaction
  • 2014 HCAHPS Best Performer- Communications with Nurses (medium sized hospital)
  • 2014 HCAHPS Best Performer- Responsiveness of Hospital Staff Composite
  • 2014 HCAHPS Best Performer- Pain Management Composite (medium sized hospital)
  • 2014 Legislative sentiment for receiving an ‘A’ in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group
  • 2014 Named a Health Strong Hospital by iVAntage Analytics
  • 2014 Cary’s Women’s Imaging Center named ‘One of America’s Best Breast Centers’
  • 2014 Received an ‘A’ in Patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group
  • 2014 Quorum Health Resources Leadership in Quality Award
  • 2014 NDNQI/ANA Outstanding Commitment to Patient Care Award
  • 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission
  • 2013 AVATAR Exceeding Patient Expectations Award
  • 2013 AVATAR Exemplary Service Overall Best Performer Award
  • 2013 Women’s Choice Award- America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
  • 2013 “Case in Point” Case Management Society of America Platinum Award for Inpatient & Outpatient Case Management Programs
  • 2013 Maine Department of Environmental Protection Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence
  • 2013 Quorum Health Resources Leadership in Quality Award
  • Gold level award by the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network
  • 2013 Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation
  • 2013 Cary Medical Center has been recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association
  • 2013 Environmental, Community, Academia, & Non-profit Organizations Environmental Merit Award
  • 2012 AVATAR Exceeding Patient Expectations Award
  • 2012 AVATAR Exemplary Service Overall Best Performer Award
  • 2012 “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group
  • 2011 AVATAR Exceeding Patient Expectations Award
  • 2011 AVATAR Overall Best Performer Award
  • 2011 HCAHPS Best Performer Award for Nursing Communications
  • 2011 “Award of Honor” by the American Hospital Association
  • 2009-2010 “Director’s Award” by the Maine Immunization Program
  • 2009-2011 Safety and Health Award for Public Employers by the Maine Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Standards
  • 2009 “Top Leadership Team” in the nation for “Small Hospital Division” by HealthLeaders
  • 2009 recognized in the Top 50 rural hospitals in the nation by Ingenix