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YES Art Works Honors SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey

April 30, 2018

McGeachey yesYES Art Works, the art studios of Creative Work Systems, is thrilled to unveil its latest exhibition entitled New Beginnings at Southern Maine Health Care’s (SMHC) Medical Center in Biddeford. The collection was created by multiple artists working in the YES Art Works studios to honor SMHC President and CEO Ed McGeachey, who also serves as the President of the Creative Work Systems Board of Directors. Ed will be retiring in May 2018 and is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends.

The artwork is on display in the hallway connecting the Main Lobby of the Medical Center with the Emergency Department. The pieces are reflections of what Ed might be looking forward to in his retirement. The public is invited to stop by the Medical Center and view exhibition. 

About YES Art Works
YES Art Works, the art studios of Creative Work Systems - a Maine nonprofit organization that supports adults with disabilities - encompasses all of the arts at CWS. The studios support adults with disabilities in their quest to become working artists, and promote their work as an emerging and increasingly important contribution to the contemporary art world. Studios in South Portland, Saco, and Auburn provide artists with the tools they need to explore their creativity in multiple mediums and techniques, including, drawing, painting, printmaking, weaving, fiber arts, woodworking, ceramics, and sculpture. YES Art Works also connects artists with galleries and local businesses for exhibit opportunities and provides field trips to museums, art galleries, artists’ studios and community events. To learn more 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 www.smhc.org, or


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