AUGUSTA – The National Association of State Veterans Homes has elected Philip Jean, MBA, CNHA, as the incoming 2003-2004 president effective Oct. 1.

Jean has been the administrator of the Scarborough Veterans Home since November 1999. In his role as administrator, Jean oversees the 150-bed facility, which provides nursing care, rehabilitation, long-term care, Alzheimer’s care, respite care, residential care and end-of-life care to veterans, their spouses, widows, widowers and Gold Star parents.

The national association is made up of the administrators and staff representing state-operated veterans homes throughout 47 states of the union, its districts and commonwealths, working with the federal government, state governments, service organizations and any entity that affects the care or services provided to military veterans.

The group was established at a New England organizational meeting in 1952 because of a mutual need of state veterans homes to promote legislation on the national level and to share common problems and experiences.

The association’s primary mission is to insure that every eligible veteran receives the benefits, services, long-term health care and respect, to insure that no veteran is in need or in distress and that the level of care and service is provided by state veterans homes.

The Maine Veterans Homes is a nonprofit organization with five facilities in Maine – Augusta, Bangor, Caribou, Scarborough and South Paris. For more information, call 1-800-278-9494 or visit the Web site at

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