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Western Maine Health Ranks First in Region Among Employers 

NORWAY, ME –   The Western Maine Health family of employees and its leadership knew they had something really special and unique.  Now they have the award designation to prove it. 

Western Maine Health, the parent company of Stephens Memorial Hospital, Market Square Health Center, PACE Paramedic Service, and many other affiliates, was named the Employer of the Year by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Dinner on January 26, 2008. 

"It makes it easier to be named the Employer of the Year when you have some of the best employees and physicians in the state.   The backbone of our success is the people on both sides of the superior care. We love this community and are fortunate to have such significant support from its members as well," Tim Churchill, President and CEO of Western Maine Health said. "We are so grateful to be recognized for this honor."

Stephens Memorial Hospital has served the Oxford Hills community for over 50 years and today the Western Maine Health organization prides itself on strong and central iCare values that are embraced by all employees in their role of caring for patients.  These iCare values include integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

“We truly care about our employees because they are the reason we can provide the high quality care to the people we have the honor of serving in the Oxford Hills area,” Roberta Metivier, Vice President of Human Resources, stated in the nominating letter submitted to the Chamber.  “One of the biggest examples of proof is that I have been employed myself for almost 17 years here.  I never thought I would stay with one organization this long, but I am fortunate to work with such a great staff on a daily basis.” 

Western Maine Health provides many programs and policies to support employees and the iCare philosophy.   A strategic focus is retention with many appreciation and celebration events held throughout the year, comprehensive well-being programs, and professional development paths.

Western Maine Health is one of the largest employers in the region with over 700 employees.  If you are interested in a career at Western Maine Health or learning more about the organization, please visit the Web site,, for more information. Western Maine Health is part of the Maine Health® family. 

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