About Us

Northern Light Mercy Hospital, an acute care, non-profit hospital in Portland, Maine, is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

We advocate for a society in which all can realize their full potential and achieve the common good. We give priority to those that society ignores. 

The greater Portland community has come to rely on the personal care and healing focus that Northern Light Mercy Hospital provides. Private rooms enhance a speedy recovery and a more restful, less stressful stay for you, so our State Street and Fore River campuses are 100% private rooms.
Through our doors, you’ll find the latest medical technology and a team of highly skilled doctors, nurses, physician assistants, therapists, and support staff. Alongside all of this technology and expertise, you’ll find care that recognizes each patient as an individual – body, mind, and spirit. 

Our community focus amounts to nearly $12 million in benefits annually. These benefits range from unreimbursed and pro-bono medical services to community education and prevention outreach.

As we celebrate 100 years of serving the greater Portland community, we invite you to learn more about our rich history. Explore the historical photos and essays that have been added to the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network or read fascinating excerpts from the diaries of Sister Mary Annunciata, our first hospital administrator. 

We look forward to serving you in our next century of care.