NEWPORT — The Medical Arts Building at North Country Hospital is now the Sidney A. Toll Memorial Building.
Referred to by many who knew him as Sid, Toll served the hospital for 30 years, beginning as Controller and then promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
In 1987, Toll was appointed President and CEO, where he served for 15 years until his retirement in 2002.
Some months ago Dr. Robert Trembley, a legend in his own right, came to a Board of Trustees meeting and spoke about the impact that Toll had made upon him as a physician and shared his perspective of his contributions to the hospital and to the community.
Based upon Dr. Trembley’s recommendation, the board unanimously voted to rename the Medical Arts Building, which Toll had constructed under his tenure.
On Friday, the new name was unveiled during a brief ceremony with Mr. Toll’s family in attendance.
Many employees and friends also came to recognize the rededication of the building and to remember him.
“For me, Sid served as a trusted advisor and confidant, and I miss his counsel and friendship,” said President & CEO Claudio Fort. “He played a big part in the history of North Country Hospital and his legacy will live on at our hospital and in our community.”