Eugene Casavant has resided in Salmon Arm for the past 32 years. He worked for 15 of those years as the CEO of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital as well as other health care operations. He worked consistently to bring health care services into one stream. He spent much effort in bringing a regionalization program into force that would maintain a community driven delivery system. These efforts were dashed by a political decision. He retired from the system in 1998 and spent some 15 years since volunteering for the Hospital Foundation. He retired from that service 2 years ago when his term ran out on the Hospital Foundation Board. Eugene’s working life was in health care administration having spent 40 years at it in BC and in Saskatchewan. During his term in Salmon Arm he attained a Masters in Health Care Administration degree. Caring for the community has been a mark of his service, having spent many years working for the community through various service clubs and community programs in each community in which he resided.