Patricia Conner retires from Mid Coast Hospital capping a 24-year career in addiction treatment and prevention
After more then 24 years of service, Patricia Conner, LCPC, will retire from Mid Coast Hospital on December 1, 2010.

Ms. Conner has been an active member of the Bath-Brunswick community in her role as Director of Addiction and Mental Health Services for her first 20 year at Mid Coast, and as Director of Substance Abuse Prevention Services for the last four years.

Pat developed the services of the Addiction Resource Center which has helped save the lives of many people suffering from addiction. She took on the challenge of organizing and educating the community about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use and laid the ground work for the Bath-Brunswick community to adopt a comprehensive approach to prevention of substance abuse among our teens.

"Mid Coast Hospital and the community we serve have been forever strengthened by the outstanding leadership and service provided by Pat Conner", said Lois Skillings, Executive Vice President for Mid Coast Health Services. "Her contribution in caring for people with mental illness and substance abuse has been remarkable. We are grateful for all she has done for so many people".

Pat has had a private clinical practice for many years and in that role has touched the lives of many people struggling with emotional problems. She has served on the Safe and Healthy Council of United Way of Mid Coast Maine and was on the Board of Directors of People Plus and Coastal Humane Society. She was appointed and served for 6 years on the Governor's Council on Substance Abuse.