May 26, 2019

Impressed with Acadia

As the new president and CEO of The Acadia Hospital, I have been impressed during my first few weeks on the job with the skill and dedication of Acadia employees. Another aspect of Acadia that became immediately apparent to me during my first week is just how fortunate the hospital is to have earned the trust of the communities we serve.

This trust manifests in many ways, but one of the most tangible is the tremendous financial support Acadia has received through our first-ever capital campaign titled, “Keep the Promise.”

The campaign has reached the $1.1 million mark as I write this letter. That is $100,000 over the original goal of $1 million. The money will enable us to build a new Pediatric and Family Center that will house our outpatient child and adolescent services, as well as our school program; make upgrades to our homeless shelter, the Acadia Recovery Community; and expand the space we have in our adult substance abuse treatment area.

One of my first official duties as CEO was to receive a $10,000 check from Norm Jolin, the director of the Hogan Road Shaw’s Supermarket.

I want to thank Shaw’s and all those who have given prior to my joining Acadia Hospital on behalf of our board of directors, staff, and most importantly, our patients.

I look forward to being a part of Acadia Hospital building on your trust and continuing our mission of mental health and substance abuse treatment for those in need.

David S. Proffitt, PhD

Acadia Hospital President and CEO


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