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Hospice of Southern Maine held it's Annual Meeting on December 12, 2014

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December 12, 2014 - (FALMOUTH, Maine) — Hospice of Southern Maine celebrated a year of service at its Annual Meeting of the Members of the Corporation on December 12, 2014 at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth.  The event was well attended, with special guests including Bethany Beausang from Chellie Pingree’s office and Kate Norfleet from Susan Collins’ office. Newly elected members of the Board of Directors were Theresa Desfosses from Statewide Manufactured Homes and Paul Wolf from Kennebunk Savings.


Departing members David Perkins from Perkins Olson, PA and Robert Schools from Hannaford Brothers Company were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the Board of Directors.  David has served on the board since 2007 and Robert (Bob) since 2011.  We are grateful to both Dave and Bob for their dedication to Hospice of Southern Maine and their tireless support of our efforts to make hospice care available to all who need it.


This year’s recipient of the Pope Leadership Award was Elaine Brady, RN.  Miriam Leonard, Board Chair and Daryl J. Cady, Chief Executive Officer, presented the award to Elaine, a board member and former board chair, in recognition of her service as Interim CEO for Hospice of Southern Maine in 2014.  The Pope Leadership Award is named for its first recipient, Katherine S. Pope, MD. Each year, the award is given to an individual or organization that embodies the qualities that Dr. Pope brought to bear in the founding of Hospice of Southern Maine: visionary leadership, a passion for the hospice mission, active involvement in all stages of hospice development, and the willingness to forge together partnerships for the betterment of the community as a whole.


 About Hospice of Southern Maine:

Hospice of Southern Maine is the only non-profit hospice organization in southern Maine whose sole focus is end-of-life care. The organization’s mission is to provide compassion, care, and comfort through end of life. We seek neither to prolong life nor to hasten death, but to provide excellent care for patients with a life-limiting illness and to support their families, through our home care program or at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, an 18-bed freestanding, inpatient, hospice facility in Scarborough. Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit 501(c)3, Medicare-certified, state-licensed agency.  For more information, please visit our website at hospiceofsouthernmaine.org or call (207) 289-3640.