Western Maine Health
President and CEO Timothy A. Churchill announced that a
painting of Dr. Walter G. Dixon, one of the first
physicians at Stephens Memorial Hospital, was unveiled
and dedicated before the monthly Board of Trustees
meeting in September.
At the unveiling, Dr.
Harry Harper, a former colleague spoke of Dr. Walter
Dixon who was an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital for
45 years. Dr. Dixon was instrumental in initiating
the founding of Stephens Memorial Hospital. Dr.
Harper states, "Without him, it wouldn't have been
possible to start the hospital." Dixon was noted
as an all business physician, with a large practice, who
was great to work with. Dr. Dixon retired in 1984,
he passed away in 1986.
& Chief Executive Officer Timothy Churchill
thanked Dr. Harper for his tribute to Dr. Dixon and
noted that as the hospital nears its 50 year anniversary
in 2007 it is even more important to have the community
recognize those individuals who were vital to the
hospitals founding and ongoing success.
Dr. Dixon's daughter,
Pat, was on hand for the
unveiling, as was Pat Chandler, the artist who painted
the portrait of Dr. Dixon. Pat Chandler has been
painting portraits professionally since the 1950s and
always approaches every portrait with great seriousness
Here, Pat Chandler
(Left) and Pat Dixon stand with the portrait of Dr.
Walter G. Dixon.
The portrait of Dr.
Walter G. Dixon will be hung on the wall on the main
floor between the coffee shop and the chapel.