Spectrum Healthcare Partners was formed in 1996 as a result of a merger amongst Northeast Anesthesia Professional Association, Maine Pathology Associates and Radiology Associates of Maine. The physicians of these groups recognized both the opportunity and necessity for physicians to play a leadership role in Maine's evolving managed care environment. The physicians of these three practices believed that a well-organized, integrated, physician-led organization could form the backbone of Maine's emerging integrated delivery systems and could provide high quality, comprehensive, medical services that would best meet the needs of patients, employers, insurers, other physicians, managed care organizations and healthcare systems. Their efforts resulted in the formation of Spectrum Healthcare Partners.
Today, Spectrum is Maine's largest multi-specialty, physician owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, pain management, pathology, radiation therapy, radiology, and surgery. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine's hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire.