Katahdin Valley Health Center CEO addresses Houlton Rotary Club

13 years ago

    On Jan. 24, Durward Humphrey, chief executive officer at Katahdin Valley Health Center, spoke to the Houlton Rotarians about the things happening at the Houlton facility. Humphrey said that during the next couple of weeks, they would be breaking ground for 6,200 square feet of new space. They will, also, be renovating the existing 7,200 square feet. The whole building will be totally changed…both inside and out.
    Access to more medical care was the big issue in the decision to expand. The southern Aroostook area is in great need of more dentists and a $535,000 federal grant will fund six new dental rooms. They are presently recruiting dentists and hygienists. Another $1.8 million will finish the facility making three wings on the inside of the building. They will be hiring more family practice physicians so that medical care can become more available. The open access clinic will see a change in hours being open 7 days a week.
Contributed photo/Michael Clark
BU-Rotary KVHC-dcx-pt-5ROTARY SPEAKER — Scott White, left, Rotary Club president welcomes Durward Humphrey, CEO Katahdin Valley Health Center, middle, to the Jan. 24 meeting. Joining the men is Dr. Robert Ellis, Rotarian.

    Humphrey expressed that it has been a please to work with the Houlton town office in this endeavor and everyone involved has been of great help to the organization.