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Acute Rehab

Our Acute Rehab team specializes in helping people who have experienced a disabling illness or injury. We provide medical care, education for the patient and family, and new skills necessary to improve quality of life so patients can live as independently as possible. Our nurses are specialty trained and available 24 hours a day. We have nationally certified nurses who are an integral part of our rehab team.

Coronory care/cardiac surgery unit

The 20-bed Coronary Care Unit/Cardiac Surgery Unit (CCU) is an all-RN unit that provides care to cardiac surgical and cardiac medical adult patients. Nurses on this unit care for a variety of patients, including those who are awaiting heart catheterization with a nitroglycerin infusion, patients who are being managed with therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest, and cardiac surgical patients. Cardiac surgical patients come directly from the Cardiac OR under anesthesia. Nursing protocol-driven along with close contact with the cardiac surgeon allows the bedside RN to reach goals of extubation and getting the patient out of bed as quickly as possible.

Emergency department (ED)

Our 32-bed Emergency Department serves both adult and pediatric patients. As a trauma center and regional referral center, we have a very high acuity level. The ED is self-contained and staffed with RNs, CNAs, unit secretaries, board-certified emergency medicine physicians, and highly trained physician assistants. The department has dedicated radiology staff and equipment around the clock. Nurses enjoy a good working relationship with clinicians.

Intensive Care unit (ICU)

Our two, 12-bed Intensive Care Units serve the region's most critically ill patients. As a trauma center and the area's most advanced intensive care services, our nurses care for a lot of trauma patients. The units also see many septic patients, as well as those with post-surgical complications. Nurses, intensivists, and respiratory therapists all work very closely together to care for patients. Our team also includes decentralized pharmacists, social workers, palliative care specialists, and chaplains.

Medical-Surgical Unit

Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Medical-Surgical units are in many ways the backbone of the hospital and are a great place for nurses who want to work in a constantly evolving, fast-paced setting. Our Medical-Surgical units include oncology, respiratory, neuro/orthopedic, surgical, and telemetry floors. All units assist EMMC in maintaining Joint Center of Excellence and Stroke Center verification. Nursing leadership encourages and supports Medical-Surgical nurses in pursuing certification through the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has 29 private suites which include space for parents to stay with their baby 24 hours a day. Individual nurse work stations are located between patient rooms for an optimal level of care at the bedside. Nurses who work in the NICU have access to the latest technology and a modern unit in the new Penobscot Pavilion that opened in 2016.

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

Our six-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit serves children from birth to age 18. Our PICU nurses are also ICU nurses and care for adults. Our patient population is varied and includes trauma, cardiology, neurology, and respiratory patients as well as children with rare genetic diseases. We have patients on ventilators and oscillators. We are supported by pediatric intensivists around the clock.


Our Advanced Surgical Care service provides the full range of surgical care, with the exception of organ transplants. Nurses are well supported by team leaders for each specialty and a very accessible management team. Nurses have respectful, collaborative relationships with anesthesia and the surgeons. Eastern Maine Medical Center is a Total Joint Center of Excellence, and our nationally-renown blood management program has virtually eliminated the need for transfusions. We provide trauma care, open heart surgery, and minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.

Supplemental Staffing Unit

Eastern Maine Medical Center's Supplemental Staffing Unit provides new opportunities for nurses and helps EMMC respond to fluctuations in the census and changes in acuity. It is a good opportunity for nurses with at least one year of experience who are interested in a wide range of clinical areas and enjoy more variety in their work day. Shifts are 12 hours, and there are day and night shifts. 

Women's and Children's Health

Eastern Maine Medical Center provides a wide range of services for women and their children, offering a high level of obstetrical care to women of childbearing age and a family-centered care approach to their childbirth experience. The hospital's highly trained obstetrical nurses play a vital role with the maternal-fetal medicine physicians in the management of high risk pregnancies and follow up care. Our nurses believe that each birth is unique and supports parents in their choices regarding birth plans. Best practices in prepared childbirth education, lactation, and labor management/support are well integrated in the nursing care process.