Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician owned and directed organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, vascular and interventional radiology, pathology, radiology and radiation oncology. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine and northern New England’s most highly regarded hospitals and healthcare facilities. Since its formation in 1996, giving back to the community remains one of Spectrum’s core values.
“For more than 20 years, we’ve continued to give back to our communities in a variety of ways – in free healthcare to those that can’t afford care, giving to organizations that contribute to the health and wellness of our communities, like MCF, and through volunteerism. Additionally, we encourage our team to get involved, stay active and fundraise for the causes most important to them,” says Kelly David, Spectrum’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
Spectrum employees have participated in many of our fundraising events, and their orthopaedic team staffs the medical tent at the Tri finish line. This year, however, one of their volunteer doctors will not be staffing the Medical Tent at the Tri. Dr. Kathryn Hanna was so inspired by the event last year that she joined this year as a Triathlete! She will join a handful of Spectrum employees, including Dr. Jennifer Talmadge, Spectrum Radiologist, who is doing her second Tri for a Cure this summer.
“The Tri for a Cure feels like a team sport to me,” says Dr. Talmadge. “I grew up participating in team sports, and that is what this feels like – the camaraderie of a team, where we are not competing against each other, but working with one another to reach the finish line and accomplish our goals.”
MCF has been a grateful beneficiary of Spectrum’s commitment to community since 2000, through their generous sponsorship of Mary’s Walk in Saco, and through an Inspiration-level sponsorship of the Tri for a Cure every year. They also support several third-party fundraisers for MCF, including the Sugarloaf Charity Summit and the annual Witches Wear Pink cocktail party and fundraiser.
“Spectrum Healthcare Partners exists to care for patients, and a large percentage of the people we serve are dealing with cancer. The work of Maine Cancer Foundation is a natural extension of our mission, and a natural fit for our philanthropy,” says Talmadge. “Seeing the prevention signs along the Tri race course is incredibly powerful, and helped to motivate me to get across the finish line.”
Dr. Jennifer Talmadge, Spectrum Radiologist, and her family.