What's Up with Health Care Anyway?

What’s the saying? Never a dull moment! That’s perhaps never been more true than it is right now in the world of health care. Technological advancements occur daily; we’re creeping closer and closer to cures; care is accessible in so many more ways than it has been historically (there’s an app for that!). The possibilities are endless.

Running parallel to these hopeful developments is the cost to advance and access them and the behemoth back-end systems trying to connect all the dots. It’s a complex world and we, MaineGeneral Health and those we serve, are not alone.

What makes us unique is that we get the privilege of serving you — our friends and family; our nearest and dearest in the Greater Kennebec Valley region. We put our heart, soul and expanding clinical expertise into that mission every day. So that’s what makes us special. What makes us ordinary is that we, like other hospitals and health care systems in Maine and across the nation, are subject to the ebbs and flows of factors beyond our control.

While we anticipate and position ourselves to respond to the evolving health care landscape, we are acutely aware of, and committed to, continuing the daily provision of quality, competent care close to home and we are grateful that you join us in doing so through your support.

The opioid epidemic is all around us, even if unseen in our daily lives. With support from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation we’ve been able to expand critical services that help minimize some of its peripheral detriments. The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care continues with its clinical excellence and its ability to become “home” during tough battles being fought by unanticipated warriors. While they do that, a Clinton man continues his unassuming and exceptionally generous mission to battle back against cancer one gallon at a time.

You’ll see how doing good can be delicious — and done in cowboy boots! — and, perhaps most importantly, how it can be done best through collaboration.

We welcome our first-ever guest columnist, Kennebec Savings Bank President Andrew Silsby, who shares about charitable gift annuities and why they’re such an attractive, mutually beneficial giving mechanism for many.

Thank you for raising our sights each and every year, for being what makes us special when we are ordinary in many challenging ways and for being our constant amidst so much change.

With warmth,


 

Walk for Hope


Saturday October 13, 2018
9am Mill Park, Augusta

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GIFT ANNUITIES

 

Earn income on that money

Community Connections

Tradewinds Clinton

Pumped Up for Cancer...

 

gift comes full circle

Bill and Kitty Perry

When they made their gift...

 

One of our "whys"

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MaineGeneral Health
Office of Philanthropy

Physical location
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME  04330-8067
Phone: (207) 626-1809
philanthropy@mainegeneral.org

Mail only
PO Box 828
Waterville, ME  04903

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