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St. Mary's Health System in Maine Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
Date:1/13/2009

significant accomplishments in community service. Each received a $10,000 prize:

-- Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in Baltimore, Md., for ensuring access to and delivery of quality health care, life skills education and affordable housing in one of the poorest areas of Baltimore.

-- Denver Health in Denver, for innovative programs to provide its community's most vulnerable populations -- including low-income children, newborns and the uninsured -- with high quality health care.

-- ThedaCare in Appleton, Wis., for establishing a number of collaborative programs that provide both rural farm families and urban underserved populations with improved access to quality health care and for developing health education and prevention programs targeting teens and physically inactive adults and children.

About St. Mary's Health System

The St. Mary's Health System includes St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, a 233-bed acute care facility; Community Clinical Services, with primary care and specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and midwives; St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion, one of the largest nursing homes north of Boston, with 210 beds dedicated to long-term care, a secure Alzheimer's unit and Rehab Center; St. Mary's Residences, an independent living center; and St. Mary's WorkMed occupational health services, providing comprehensive worksite services to businesses in Androscoggin County and beyond.

About The Foster G. McGaw Prize

The Foster G. McGaw Prize, first awarded in 1986, recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate commitment to community service through a range of programs that demonstrate a passion and continuous commitment to making communities healthier and more vital. The prize inspires hospitals, health systems and communities to assess and implement programs that improve their communities.


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