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Law & Order Producer Dick Wolf to Speak at MDI Hospital’s Annual Meeting

July 18, 2014
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BAR HARBOR—Dick Wolf, award winning producer of Law & Order, will be the keynote speaker at MDI Hospital Organization’s annual meeting on Monday, August 4. The theme of the meeting this year is “Sharing Pride in our Community.”

The meeting will include performances from talented high school musicians and a special presentation in honor of Dr. Charlie Hendricks, recent winner of the Maine Hospital Association’s Caregiver of the Year Award. As always, community members are welcome and encouraged to attend this free, public event.

A longtime supporter of the MDI Hospital organization, Wolf has a deep connection to the Island and has maintained a summer residence here for many years. The two-time Emmy-winning and Grammy-winning producer and New York Times best-selling author is one of television’s most respected drama series creator/producers. His original “Law & Order,” series ran a remarkable 20 seasons on NBC, and is tied with “Gunsmoke” as the longest-running drama series on television. It earned 11 consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nominations – the record for most consecutive series Emmy nominations in the history of television – and won the coveted Emmy in that category in 1997. Additional accolades “Law & Order” has garnered include: the highly-coveted Peabody Award; multiple Emmys; the Crystal Apple Award from the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting; the Writer’s Guild Award for Television and numerous other high ranking tributes. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” has been one of the network’s top performers and is the longest-running current drama on television, now in its 16th season on NBC.

Wolf has been a creative force in television for more than 25 years, with an illustrious career as a top advertising executive and continuing as one of television’s most prolific producer/writers with such series as “Conviction,” “L.A. Dragnet,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Miami Vice,” “New York Undercover,” “Arrest & Trial,” “South Beach,” “Feds” and “Players.” Among his feature film credits is the screenplay for the hit Paramount release “School Ties,” writer and executive producer of “Masquerade” and writer and producer of “No Man’s Land.” He and his wife Noelle are benefactors to numerous philanthropic endeavors including the Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization’s new Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center, Santa Barbara Children’s Museum, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Princess Grace Foundation.

The Hospital Organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting is set to be held at the Bar Harbor Club on West Street on Monday, August 4. Join the Organization for hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from talented high school musicians Lucy Soucek, Jack Sasner and Sean Beaulieu from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with presentations from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available. For more information pleases contact Oka Hutchins at 288-5082 ext. 1423 or oka.hutchins@mdihospital.org