The hospital board, corporators, and guests came together after the annual meeting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Down East Community Hospital.  During the dinner Board Chair David Whitney spoke of the dedication, balance, and focus of the Down East Community Board of Trustees.  Auxiliary President Patricia Hennessey memorialized Wilma (Billie) Ingalls as a founding member of the Down East Community Hospital Auxiliary and long-time advocate of the hospital.


The U.S. Navy HR Benefits Contact Center program has been based in Machias since 2001. The center provides benefits processing support to civilian employees of the Navy worldwide. Though outsourcing of this type of support is not new, the elements center to the Virginia-based IT firm, InquisIT, LLC’s, implementation have proven especially successful. The U.S. Navy was first to benefit from this unified approach of serving the benefits counseling needs of its employees, but the underlying concept of operations and new approach has been proficiently adapted and scaled to the needs of organizations seeking to improve the HR services to employees while reducing the cost of those services.


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