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The one hundred honoree: Andrew Hertler, MD

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The one hundred honoree: Andrew Hertler, MD

Mass General Giving

Cancer patients in rural Maine can receive exceptional care close to home for generations to come due to the visionary leadership of Dr. Andrew Hertler. Opened in July 2007, MaineGeneral’s $42 million Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in north Augusta fulfills the vision of its Medical Director Dr. Hertler — from its welcoming, light-filled interior, LEED green architecture and healing gardens arrayed in a 100-acre vista of rolling Maine hills to its state-of-the-art, multi-specialty clinics that provide compassionate, holistic care. Residents of the Kennebec Valley region no longer must travel to multiple sites for diagnosis and treatment — a particular challenge in rural Maine.

The center is named for its lead donor, Harold Alfond, founder of Dexter Shoe Company. He drove the fundraising with the desire to bring everyone the same warm and highly advanced cancer care he had received at MaineGeneral Medical Center.

The community of rural Maine, is grateful to Dr. Hertler for the center and his dedication to serving the state so loved by the Alfond family.