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SMHC Employees Help Make Holidays Bright for Families

December 30, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) employees and members of the community, York County families in need received Christmas gifts for their children through Maine Families.

"The Maine Families staff would like to thank all of the Southern Maine Health Care employees that donated items to families in need during this holiday season," said Tracee Golet, MS, CLC, CEIM, director of Maine Families York County. "It was evident that there was a lot of thought put into each item that was donated and because of the generosity of all the employees and departments that participated, 116 children had the opportunity to unwrap gifts that they would enjoy and benefit from this holiday season.  We would like to recognize Gina Mosher, Sue Hadiaris, Ellen Therrien, Amy Dobson, Karen Lemery, Patti Kasmarek, Betty-Ann Guay, Claudia Grandy, Tracey Foss, Jenney Corbeil,  Casey Marcotte and Girl Scout Troop 978, Paula Landry, Kerry Hanson, and the staff within the following departments: Pulmonary Practice, Kennebunk Pediatrics, Finance, Physician's Services, Rehabilitation Services, Quality, Podiatry, Neurology, and Biddeford Pediatrics for making sure that families within our program have a wonderful holiday season." 

About Maine Families
Maine Families is a statewide network of community teams serving the needs of pregnant women and parents with newborns. The Maine Families Program understands that all parents want the best for their babies and are here to help make your job as a parent a little easier!  Our caring and professional Family Visitors can provide support for you, help you plan for a healthy pregnancy, share tips to help your child learn and be healthy, listen to your questions and concerns and help find resources that meet your needs, and connect you with other parents with new babies. Maine Families is based on the most current information and approach (evidence-based) that uses parent’s strengths to promote child development and the best possible parent-child relationship. Every visit is free and available to you in the comfort of your own home or wherever works best for you.  For more information you can contact Tracee Golet at 490-7852 or visit

About Southern Maine Health Care

Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system with a non-profit mission "to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve."  SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services, and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services, and Walk-In Care centers in various York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford, North Berwick and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. To learn more about SMHC and SMHC providers, visit,, or

Photo Caption: Maine Families staff members Stacey Dayon, Roycean Garnett, Bernadette Clark, Erin Michaud, Tracee Golet, Bethany Heitmann, and Danielle Alexander were thrilled with the donations they received for families in need.

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Leslie Roberts
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