Date: 05/06/2022

Tradewinds owners, Chuck and Belinda Lawrence Make Generous Contribution to “The Next Century of Care: Keeping our Promise” capital campaign for Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

(Blue Hill, Maine) - Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital has received a generous gift from Chuck and Belinda Lawrence. The Lawrences, well known to the community as the owners of Tradewinds Markets, have committed $200,000 to support the new ten bed critical access hospital in Blue Hill.

Their gift is the most recent generous contribution to the Keeping Our Promise campaign which will set the path for the next century of care in Blue Hill.

“Chuck and Belinda Lawrence are incredible stewards of the community,” says John Ronan, FACHE, president, Blue Hill Hospital. “We’re thankful for their continued support and look forward to the positive impact their contribution will make.”

The patient and family-focused new hospital will be a comfortable environment for healing with lots of privacy for patients and views of the water from every inpatient room. The facility will include all private patient rooms with the latest in technology and patient comfort, a full-service emergency department and imaging services.  The nurses’ station which serves the medical-surgical and emergency departments will be named in recognition of their gift.

“Belinda and I recognize the importance of this critical access hospital for the Peninsula and beyond. We’re grateful to do business in a community where everyone supports one another. It’s a privilege to be able to give back in such a meaningful way. We invite other businesses in the community to join us in supporting this essential project.” states Chuck Lawrence.

In addition to their support of Blue Hill Hospital’s Keeping Our Promise Campaign, the Lawrences also support Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute, and Maine Coast Hospital’s Mary Dow Cancer Center through their Tradewinds Oncology Fund for patients and families.

To find out more about making a philanthropic commitment to help us “Keep Our Promise” to our communities for the next century and beyond, call Ruth Calas at 374.3411 or visit