Houlton Regional Hospital was the recipient of the Community Service award during last Saturday’s (3-19-22) Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce awards gala.
Houlton Regional Hospital was presented with the award by chamber member Lori Weston. The hospital was selected for its outstanding coverage for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This community is so very fortunate to have a hospital that is filled with people to ensure that anyone who needs medical care gets it and more,” Weston said. “Sometimes the tears flow, just because. Not once was there a time when someone was not there at HRH to take care of the sick among us with skill and compassion.”
Shawn Anderson, chief executive officer for HRH, accepted the award alongside several members of the medical staff. Anderson said he was overwhelmed by the hospital’s selection for the award, during a time when its staff has been pushed to the brink.
“We are deeply inspired by this award,” Anderson said. “If you only knew what this means to us. It energizes us for the future. It gives us a base to build upon. We are so glad to be part of this community.”