Our Namesake: First Lady Barbara Bush

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center was named in honor of First Lady Barbara Bush for her long-standing commitment to children's issues around the world. At the public naming in 1995, Mrs. Bush graciously accepted the honor, and reminded those in attendance that "children are our future" and providing "a great start to life for all children" is the most basic of needs and priorities. Mrs. Bush’s many visits are enjoyed by patients and staff alike, and the medical center is grateful for her support and dedication.