Irving Kagan Special Collections

Irving Kagan served faithfully for more than 21 years with Eastern Maine Medical Center and EMHS. Through the years, Irving Kagan volunteered as trustee, director, and chairman of the board. His compassion and leadership allowed EMHS to develop a quality healthcare system.

A family man, a man of integrity, and a man with keen vision, Irving always conducted business with honor – never losing sight of the trust our patients place in us. Irving worked to continually raise the standards of patient care while making sure our governance was held accountable. Within the Hadley Parrot Health Science Library, special documents, speeches, articles, and awards express the legacy that Irving Kagan left to our community and to the EMHS family.

View the special Irving Kagan collections below:

2006 Black Bear Award
2003 Distinguished Service Award and Speech
Israel Bonds Honors Irving Kagan
Maine Ski Hall of Fame
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
US Ski Association Token of Appreciation 

Surprise Celebration of 45 Years at Penobscot Shoe 

Letter from Susan Collins, June 2006
Letter from Bernard Lown, MD, December 2005
Letter from Sister Mary Norberta, June 2006 

Memorials and Obituary
Irving Kagan's Obituary, December 3, 2005
Kagan Visionary in Healthcare Dies, Bangor Daily News, December 2005
Maine State Senate Acknowledgement of Irving Kagan, March 2006 

Irving and Paula Kagan Dirigo Pines Ad 

Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Irv Kagan and the Growth of Freestyle Skiing, The Original IrregularJanuary 1985
Irving Kagan Management Mogul, FN MagazineDecember 1985
NY Firm to Buy Penobscot Shoe, Bangor Daily NewsOctober 1999
Who's Behind Bangor, Bangor Daily News, June 2002
Kagan Visionary in Healthcare Dies, Bangor Daily News, December 2005 

George Mitchell Thanking Irving & Paula effort on the Holocaust Memorial
Sugarloaf USA Pictures 

2003 Distinguished Service Award and Speech, January 2003
EMHS Board of Directors Meeting Speech, September 2003
CEO Address, Norm Ledwin Annual Meeting, January 2004