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SEBASTICOOK VALLEY HEALTH
SUPPORTS SARAH’S HOUSE

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Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) presented a check to Sarah’s House on Wednesday, February 22nd during a ceremony at SVH. The check was for $1,000 from money raised by SVH employees who are looking to make a difference in their communities. Every Friday, SVH employees have the option to wear jeans to work by paying $3 to a donation fund. A worthy cause is selected each month to be the recipient of the donations. Some may be SVH-related campaigns, but more often it is an organization from outside the immediate SVH family—like Sarah’s House. For the past three months, SVH employees agreed to raise money to donate to Sarah’s House. Sebasticook Valley Health representatives presented a check to Sarah’s House on Wednesday, February 22nd.
Sarah’s House, located in Holden, is a place that provides low-cost overnight accommodations for patients traveling for treatments at EMMC Cancer Care’s Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer. “While SVH does not offer cancer care services, we chose Sarah’s House because it has been a great help to some of the people in the communities we serve,” said Terri Vieira, president of SVH. “When we have a patient that is diagnosed with cancer we share with them the resources that are available through Sarah’s House. It is another way that we provide an holistic approach to our patients.”
The mission of Sarah’s House is to provide temporary lodging in a comfortable “home away from home” environment to cancer patients (and their caregivers) receiving treatments at EMMC Cancer Care’s Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer. Learn more about Sarah House at www.sarahshouseofmaine.org/.
SVH is a 25-bed, critical access hospital located in Pittsfield, Maine. SVH offers a wide range of outpatient services and three primary care locations in central Maine. Learn more about SVH at sebasticookvalleyhealth.org/. For more information, contact Linda Cregnole, director of SVH’s Community Relations at 487-4024.