Caribou, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at Cary Medical Center’s 95th Anniversary Celebration at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center. Approximately 100 members of hospital leadership, trustees, local leaders, legislators, medical staff, and the community attended the event.
“Happy birthday, Cary Medical Center! I am delighted to join in celebrating 95 years of dedication, expertise, and compassion,” said Senator Collins. “Cary was built in 1924 as a community hospital with the emphasis on ‘community.’ It was built on the foundation laid by Dr. Jefferson Cary, a physician as devoted to the City of Caribou as he was to the practice of medicine. His bequest that enabled the construction of the original hospital created a legacy of generosity and support that the people of Caribou and the neighboring communities carry on today.”
“Dr. Cary had a vision that his generous gift to the community would be expanded through the generations,” Senator Collins continued. “Thanks to the efforts of so many, that vision is a reality. Though the facilities, technology, and scope of services have changed, the focus on patient-centered care remains the same. My congratulations to Cary Medical Center for 95 years of caring, and best wishes for the years to come.”
Cary Medical Center is a 65-bed acute care hospital in Caribou. Cary has approximately 540 employees, more than 60 active medical providers, 100 courtesy and consulting physicians, and 75 volunteers. A 70-bed long-term and residential care facility operated by the Maine Veterans’ Homes and the first rural VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in the nation are located on the Cary campus.