March 21, 2018
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Maine Hospital Association names Grassroots Champion

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Doug Jones, CEO of Down East Community Hospital

MACHIAS, Maine — Down East Community Hospital CEO, Doug Jones, will receive the Grassroots Champion Award May 6, at the American Hospital Association annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C.

Each year the American Hospital Association, in conjunction with the state hospital associations, recognizes the achievements of grassroots leaders with the prestigious Grassroots Champion Award. One hospital leader from each state is honored for its work over the previous year in effectively delivering the hospital message to elected officials; helping broaden the base of community support for hospitals; and advocating tirelessly on behalf of patients, hospitals and communities.

The Maine Hospital Association named Doug Jones as its 2014 Grassroots Champion.

“You have earned this special recognition through your dedication to the hospital mission, on both the local and the national level. We want others to be inspired by your commitment to making the hospital voice heard in Washington and at home”, Rich Umbdenstock, President and CEO of the American Hospital Association.