Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.
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Meet Our Donors

Mary Anne Hillery

“I volunteer at the St. Joe’s Gift Shop every week, and every single time I’m there, I’ve witnessed many acts of kindness. Sometimes it’s help with a wheelchair, or a coat. Sometimes it’s friendly directions to a doctor’s office or the lab. You know the words displayed around the hospital, Compassion, Competence and Community? I truly believe the staff and volunteers here carry out those 3C’s (and more) every day.”


Mary Anne’s husband, Milton, first needed the St. Joe’s Emergency Room many years ago. They were so impressed, not only with the level of care, but also with the dignified and respectful way the staff treated both of them.  It was then they decided St. Joe’s was THEIR hospital. “When Milton passed away a few years ago, after a long illness, I wanted to give back.  In addition to the gift shop, I organize musician performances in the hospital lobby—members of the Bangor Symphony, students from the Youth Orchestra and country and folk musicians playing everything from a ukulele to a tiny harmonica.”

“I make a donation every year, too. Giving isn’t only for the rich. Even a small amount can pay for postage, or cleaning supplies, or even be applied towards a big piece of equipment in the Emergency Room. I think of myself as an ambassador of St. Joe’s. I encourage people to give what they can. They will feel good about their donation, because no matter how small or large, it will make a difference.”