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EMMC Recognized For Treatment Of Employees Serving In The National Guard 

Eastern Maine Medical Center is being recognized for their continued support of employees who are also members of the National Guard and Reserve. At a ceremony this afternoon at their new Cancer Care facility in Brewer the hospital received the Pro Patria award.The award honors one business or organization per state who adopts policies that make things easier on for employees who are in the National Guard and Reserve.Major General Bill Libby was on hand at the ceremony and he says EMMC has gone above and beyond the call in helping their employees who serve their country. “They do the things that are required by law but as we said today this isn’t about the law it’s about what comes from here and I could talk to you about a thousand different things,” says major General Libby, “it’s just caring at the individual level about a fellow employee and caring in a manner that isn’t required but caring in a manner that which isn’t required but comes from the heart and comes from the spirit.Eastern Maine Medical Center had 11 employees that took extended leaves this past year to serve in the National Guard and Reserve.