SMH to Celebrate
ME - Dr. Harry L. Harper, one of the first physicians at
Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH), and Western Maine
Health President and CEO, Timothy Churchill were on hand
on Tuesday, March 6th to celebrate the completion of the
latest addition to the hospital and thank those who
built it. In honor of the 50th anniversary of SMH,
an oversized cake adorns the top of the portico at the
front entrance of the hospital. The cake was the
brainchild of Frank Shorey, former trustee and a member
of the Community Relations and Development Committee,
who wanted a very visible way to commemorate the
hospitals anniversary for passers by to see.
enlisted the aid of Al Bancroft, who worked with Fred
Spielman, Lester Williams, and Jack Richardson, who
donated their time to design and build the
cake. The cake is hollow to allow for snow
and rain to pass through and drain off the roof and it
is secured to the roof. Sunday, February 25th was
the date of liftoff for the cake, which was hoisted on
to the roof of SMH with a Bancroft Contracting
crane. The cake will remain on top of the portico
for the balance of 2007.
Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine
Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.
Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.
Braving the cold and
elements ~ Frank Shorey, Al Bancroft, Fred Spielman,
Lester Williams, Jack Richardson, Harry Harper, M.D.,
and Timothy Churchill, along with the crane that lifted
the celebratory 50th Anniversary cake to the roof of