Norway Savings Bank Representatives Patricia Weigel, Chief Executive Officer & Chairwoman of the Board and Daniel Walsh, President, present Stephens Memorial Hospital Representatives: Zac Anderson, Kelly Newton, Maureen Dillon, Imaging Services and Andrea Patstone, President, with a check for $100,000. Submitted photo


NORWAY — As a rural hospital that relies heavily on the generosity of its donors to help improve the level of care we provide for thousands across our region, Stephens gratefully acknowledges a generous $100,000 gift that Norway Savings Bank made recently, to support the $500K Matching Challenge in honor of Bob Bahre. This challenge was shaped by an anonymous donor who pledged to match gifts up to $500,000 that were received by the hospital before December 31, 2020 in Bob’s honor.

Gifts received to support this initiative were designated to stay local and help fund the purchase of a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and to overall upgrades to the imaging services department. The new scanner will provide quicker scans of superior quality: where today a brain scan requires up to 30 minutes, the new scanner will generate a better quality image in a fraction of the time. This investment ensures that we will deliver on this commitment.

“By helping to provide more immediate access to the most state-of-the-art imaging technology, we believe this gift will materially improve the health and well-being of Oxford Hills residents,” said Dan Walsh, President of Norway Savings Bank. “We are proud to have participated in this matching challenge, which combined the resources of multiple like-minded local families, individuals and businesses.”

“As a locally-based community bank, our commitment is, and always will be, to our employees, customers and communities,” said Patricia Weigel, CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “We believe that Oxford Hills residents should not have to travel an hour or more to access these advanced services.”

“We are so grateful for the support of our community partners like Norway Savings Bank, to help us fulfill our mission,” said Andrea Patstone, President of Stephens Memorial Hospital. “This investment will help advance the care provided to patients and their families and ensure that Stephens continues to provide top-quality, progressive health care for people living in the Oxford Hills.”


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