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St. Mary’s Health System Foundation Welcomes New Major Gifts Officer


Stephen CostelloLEWISTON, Maine – May 6, 2019 – St. Mary’s Health System Foundation is delighted to announce Stephen Costello will be joining the Foundation in the role of major gifts officer. Costello is a trusted community leader with over 30 years of experience working in Greater Lewiston-Auburn. In his role as major gifts officer, he will be responsible for fostering and securing business and community support for St. Mary’s capital campaign, Making an Impact with Care and Compassion.

In introducing Costello to the St. Mary’s team, Steven Jorgensen, senior vice president and president of St. Mary’s Health System said, “Steve Costello brings deep understanding of the Lewiston-Auburn community to the St. Mary’s Foundation. He knows health care and the needs of our residents. We are very pleased he will be sharing his considerable experience for the benefit of St. Mary’s.”

“I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that provides quality health care for our communities’ growing needs,” said Costello. “St. Mary's provides exceptional healing and wellness for the mind, body and soul while making a conscious commitment to caring for those who are less fortunate. I am pleased to be a part of such a caring and outstanding community institution.”

Costello joins St. Mary’s Health System Foundation after a successful career at Sun Media Group, where he was instrumental in growing and evolving the 125+ year old family media business to include a daily newspaper, the Lewiston Sun Journal, and 11 other weekly publications in both print and online formats. In addition to overseeing Sun Media Group for nearly 30 years, Costello has been very active on the boards of several community non-profits, including Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, United Way, the St. Mary’s Foundation Board and many others.  

“Stephen brings a wealth of experience and energy to our Foundation team,” said Covenant Foundation President, J. Bradford Coffey. “He is both respected in the community and gifted at building trusting relationships, awareness and alignment among community stakeholders. Our Foundation deeply values these qualities, as the work we do and the confidence our community places in us are sacred to us.”  

Stephen Costello begins his role with St. Mary’s Health System Foundation on May 6, 2019. For additional information please call 207.777.8863.

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About St. Mary’s Health System
St. Mary’s Health System, a member of Covenant Health, is an integrated medical center comprised of a 233-bed acute care community hospital, an employed group of primary care and specialty providers, urgent care and emergency department, an extensive complement of behavioral and mental health services and outpatient specialty practices. Our system also includes d’Youville Pavilion, a senior care community that offers a rehabilitation center, long-term skilled nursing care and memory care. We combine talented and compassionate caregivers with state-of-the-art medical technology, across our medical center, to meet Androscoggin County’s health care needs. To learn more about us, please visit

About Covenant Health
Covenant Health is a values-based, Catholic not-for-profit healthcare system headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The system was established in 1983 by the Sisters of Charity of Montreal to direct, support and conduct their healthcare, elder care and social service systems throughout the United States. Today, Covenant Health serves as sponsor, governance organization and manager of multiple health and elder-care-related organizations throughout New England.

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