Celebrating Our Healthcare Legacy
Thank you to all of our guests, donors and sponsors who joined us in honoring John N. Walter, Jr., MD and George Scott at our 2020 Tribute event. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our community, $41,555 was raised in support of Cheshire Medical Center’s COVID-19 Fund.
JOHN N. WALTER, JR., MD, was a Florida-bound locum tenens physician when a scheduling change sent him to Winchester, New Hampshire instead. The opportunity to establish a true family medicine practice kept John in the Monadnock region working for Cheshire Medical Center, where he has been a beloved and respected doctor and community member for more than 30 years. The textbook definition of a family practitioner personified, John worked with multiple generations of many Winchester families and has made a lasting impact on the health and wellness of countless patients. He cites the support of the Medical Center and its collegial atmosphere as integral to the success of his practice, from which he retired in 2018. Although “retired,” he continues to serve the community today, treating patients part-time at Applewood Rehabilitation Center on behalf of Cheshire Medical Center. John attributes his father’s kindness, honesty, intellectual curiosity and tolerance as his single greatest influence. He possesses these traits himself, which is evident when others speak of his kindness and selfless dedication to helping others. Please join us in honoring John’s many years of care for Monadnock region residents and continuing focus on the health and wellness of the larger community. Thank you, John!
GEORGE SCOTT has dedicated his life to championing the health and well-being of the greater Monadnock community. Shortly after moving to Keene in 1967 to work for Markem, he joined the fundraising campaign to build the facility today known as Cheshire Medical Center, and later served on Cheshire’s Board of Trustees. For 17 years, George – and his signature bowtie – was also a fixture as a beloved volunteer at the Medical Center’s information desk. Long a member of the Keene Family YMCA, George served among its leadership and was instrumental to the construction of the current facility, a project he counts among his proudest achievements. A firm believer that excellent services should be available to the entire community, he worked to ensure accessible eldercare at The Woodward Home, co-founded the Keene Day Care Center and Internet access provider Monadnet, and actively supports Monadnock Family Services. An accomplished woodworker, George recently assisted with the expansion of the Keene Public Library, helping to build a scale model of its new addition. George’s vision and many contributions to Cheshire Medical Center and the community will last long into the future, and for this we owe him a debt of gratitude. Thank you, George!