We are pleased to turn the Caregiver Spotlight on Chris, Patient Transportation Coordinator for York Hospital. Chris came to York Hospital after a 23-year career with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Boston, Massachusetts. After retiring at the rank of lieutenant, Chris and his wife, Cindy, were looking for a change. Having enjoyed vacation time throughout the years here in Maine, it was the natural choice for both of them.
After moving to Maine, Chris was looking for something to do that would fulfill his continued desire to help others. He made the decision to step outside of his comfort zone and try something he had never done before . . . landing him in the driver’s seat as a per diem driver in York Hospital’s Patient Transportation department in May, 2017. In this new role, Chris saw great potential to streamline processes and increase access for patient care by expanding YH’s service area to include patients that were most in need. His ideas met with great success, and in June, 2018, Chris became the Patient Transportation Coordinator.
Outside of his role here at YH, Chris, his wife, Cindy, and their toy poodle, Stuart, enjoy spending time in the Maine outdoors. They are both passionate about adopting senior dogs and dogs with disabilities. Chris enjoys golf, is a self-proclaimed “steak guy” and looks forward to the Bruins taking home the Stanley Cup. A Grateful “Deadhead” in the 90’s, his musical leanings have shifted towards Bruce Springsteen. Fun fact: Chris has seen “The Boss” in concert at least 50 times.
When asked to share something that very few folks might know about him, after a brief pause, Chris offers, “Despite my gruff exterior, I am a really compassionate person!” He is extremely proud of the team that he has in place in Transportation, especially when seeing their faces as they return from a call and share just how appreciative a patient was. Much of his success comes from focusing on his team, his family and our York Hospital family, and treating all with that compassion and with “Loving Kindness.”
Thank you Chris, for all you do each and every day, and for your vision for the future of York Hospital Transportation services.
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