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SMHC Names Julie Chapman the Lauren Shulman Volunteer of the Year for 2017

May 16, 2017

At the Annual Charles and Virginia Allard Volunteer Luncheon, Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) officially thanked their volunteers for contributing more than 33,000 hours in 2016. During the ceremony, Julie Chapman from Sanford was recognized with the prestigious Lauren Shulman Volunteer of the Year award. Chapman volunteers at the front desk in SMHC’s Sanford Medical Center. This nomination-based honor is bestowed upon the volunteer/s who best exemplifies “the volunteer spirit,” with enthusiasm and support for the organization, as well as dependability and contributions of time and energy.


"Congratulations to Julie for receiving this well-deserved recognition," said SMHC’s President and CEO Ed McGeachey. "Julie has been volunteering at SMHC for 19 years and has gifted us 9,000 hours of her time. Julie greets patients and visitors with a smile and always puts people at ease, whether she is answering a question, giving directions or providing a warm welcome. We are very fortunate to have many devoted volunteers like Julie who are vital members of the SMHC team."

Men and women from all parts of York County volunteer at SMHC. Whether they help a few hours a week or several days a week, volunteers provide a vital link between the medical centers in Biddeford and Sanford and the people they serve. Some volunteers work in areas where they are in direct contact with patients, others are involved in "behind the scenes" activities which enhance the care provided by the hospital. SMHC volunteers are important members of the organization's healthcare team. The age of SMHC volunteers spans almost an entire century, from teenagers to those in their nineties. For more information on volunteering, call Melissa Nadeau in Biddeford at 283-7225 or Kim LaChance in Sanford at 490-7322.


About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system with a non-profit mission “to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.”  SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services, and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services, and Walk-In Care centers in various York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. To learn more about SMHC and SMHC providers, visit www.smhc.org, https://www.youtube.com/c/smhcorgme, or https://twitter.com/SMHCHealth.

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