Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

Mission and Values

Our Mission 

Our Mission is to continue the healing ministry of the Catholic Church in the Spirit of St. Marguerite d'Youville by providing preventive, curative, restorative, and supportive services with compassion and respect for everyone. 

We commit to these values as guides to our decisions and behavior:


The intentional affirmation that all human beings are gifted with life and uniqueness and deserve to be treated with dignity. 


The deliberate effort toward achieving outcomes of the highest quality while striving for innovation and continual improvement. 


The individualized and personalized caring and comforting offered through our holistic presence as health care providers. 


The responsible and accountable use of all our human, material, and financial resources.

St. Mary's takes seriously the vision of our founding religious congregation and in the spirit of St. Marguerite d'Youville, we believe care of the poor and vulnerable to be integral to our mission. This is lived out through our commitment to the poor in our community whether it through direct services and programs, our willingness to commit financial resources beyond state mandates or designating some of our development resources to raise funds for programs to benefit the poor and vulnerable. This document provides a summary of St. Mary's implementation strategy to develop new and enhance established community benefit programs and services 2015-2016. The plan addresses the top community health priorities identified in the community health needs assessment conducted by St. Mary's and Central Maine Medical Center.

St. Mary's Health System • 93 Campus Avenue • Lewiston, ME 04240