Dr. George Morrison opened the Morrison Hospital in Whitefield in 1903 to provide the best possible health care for his fellow citizens. Over the next 100+ years the Morrison has evolved to meet the changing needs of its citizenry, including the opening of a second campus in 2018.
“My service on the Board of Trustees began in December 2015 just as construction plans for the Summit project were being finalized,” writes Brian Fogg, Chair of the Board of Trustees in the 2019 Annual Report, which has just been released. “It was a bold move, but we were taking our future into our own hands and strengthening the organization’s ability to be self-sustaining while providing additional and affordable senior living options in the North Country. The two campuses are inextricably linked in terms of residents, services, staff and finances. This linkage allows us to provide a continuum of care for our seniors so that they are able to age in place and stay in the region they love.”
Today, The Morrison Communities offers options for independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, long- and short-term rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, and respite care.
The Annual Report highlights several initiatives that The Morrison Communities will maintain and expand on in 2020, including its ground-breaking dementia training and education program for staff and community members, and its continued collaboration with community organizations, free program offerings and educational opportunities.
Nothing would be possible without Morrison’s dedicated staff and the quality of service they provide, notes Mr. Fogg. The organization employs just over 175 North Country residents and offers competitive wages, health insurance and retirement planning.
“The past few years have seen unprecedented growth and numerous opportunities to invest in the health and well-being of our community” says Mr. Fogg. “As we head into 2020, we are confident that we are positioned to meet the region’s senior health care challenges head-on under the leadership of the Board of Trustees, through the exceptional care offered our residents by our excellent administrators and staff, and with the support of the community.”