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Director of Plant Operations Retires from SMH

NORWAY, ME - Western Maine Health President and CEO Timothy A. Churchill announced recently that the face of the Engineering Department at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Larry Harthorne, has retired after nearly 38 years of service.  

At his retirement celebration of ice cream sundaes, Mr. Churchill presented Larry with monetary gift, "which serves as a token of appreciation for how much you have meant to the organization".  He wished him luck in retirement. 

More than 60 invited guests honored Larry several weeks ago at the Four Seasons Conference Center with a catered dinner which included a video presentation.  Larry was presented with a band saw to keep him busy during his retirement.

Larry was hired as the Director of Plant Operations November 3, 1969.  While he will miss SMH, Larry looks forward to relaxing in his retirement, saying he is "going to give it my best shot."

Stephens 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

Photo Credit:  WMH President, Tim Churchill wishes long time Director of Plant Operations, Larry Harthorne well in his retirement after 38 years of service.

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