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Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, May 5, 2022
Lawrences gift $200K to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital capital campaign

Belinda and Chuck Lawrence

Belinda and Chuck Lawrence.

Photo courtesy of Northern Light Health

Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital has received a generous gift from Chuck and Belinda Lawrence, according to a press release. The Lawrences, well known in the community as the owners of TradeWinds Markets, have committed $200,000 to support the new ten-bed critical access hospital in Blue Hill.

Their gift is the most recent generous contribution to the Keeping Our Promise campaign, which will set the path for the next century of care in Blue Hill.

“Chuck and Belinda Lawrence are incredible stewards of the community,” said John Ronan, FACHE, president, Blue Hill Hospital. “We’re thankful for their continued support and look forward to the positive impact their contribution will make.”

The patient and family-focused new hospital will be a comfortable environment for healing with lots of privacy for patients and views of the water from every inpatient room. The facility will include all private patient rooms with the latest in technology and patient comfort, a full-service emergency department and imaging services. The nurses’ station, which serves the medical-surgical and emergency departments, will be named in recognition of the Lawrence’s gift.

“Belinda and I recognize the importance of this critical access hospital for the Peninsula and beyond. We’re grateful to do business in a community where everyone supports one another. It’s a privilege to be able to give back in such a meaningful way. We invite other businesses in the community to join us in supporting this essential project,” said Chuck Lawrence.

In addition to their support of Blue Hill Hospital’s capital campaign, the Lawrences also support Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute, as well as Maine Coast Hospital’s Mary Dow Cancer Center, through their TradeWinds Oncology Fund for patients and families.

To learn more about making a philanthropic commitment in support of the Keep Our Promise campaign, call Ruth Calas at 374-3411 or visit