“The proof is inside.” Yes, I could be referring to the saying, “The proof is in the pudding.”

In this case, however, I’m referring to our new MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. We have a beautiful building with many windows, flower beds, great views, atriums, open spaces, etc.

These words do not tell the whole story. I had the “pleasure” of spending a night in this hospital recently, and I’d wish that I brought along my notepad to record all the wonderful nurses, doctors, input staff, dietitians, cleaning people and volunteers. From the minute I reported to my special intake section, everyone treated me like I was their only patient, and from this point through discharge the care is second to none.

I even had the pleasure of a brief good morning chat with Chuck Hays, hospital president and CEO, who was there supporting a family member. A simple thank-you doesn’t seem adequate, but it’s a starting point.

Roger MillsWindsor


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