Dr. Keith Shute: 28 Years of Giving to United Way
Many of Granite United Way’s donors contribute to our mission because they get to see first-hand the impact of their gift. Dr. Keith Shute, Chief Medical Officer of Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, NH, has been a generous supporter of Granite United Way for over 28 years for this exact reason.
Dr. Shute grew up in Londonderry New Hampshire and went to school at Trinity High School in Manchester. His education led him to a master’s degree in Technical and Scientific Communications and then his Medical Doctorate from the University of Vermont. After his residency in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dr. Shute knew he wanted to settle in a rural part of the East Coast and ended up in the beautiful Northern Region of New Hampshire. One of the reasons he chose to live and work in a community such as Berlin is because he wanted to know the patients that he serves.
“I felt that being in a rural community, I would be able to develop relationships with my patients and have the ability to take care of generations,” said Dr. Shute. “I see patients as young as a few days old to patients in their nineties.”
Dr. Shute shared that the reason he went into healthcare is the same reason he chooses to give to Granite United Way; he cares about the lives of others and wants to make an impact.
“Giving to Granite United Way is a great way to enhance the lives, health, and welfare of your neighbors,” explained Dr. Shute. “As a family practice doctor, it means a lot to me to know that my donation stays within my community and benefits the lives of my patients. I don’t have to worry about where my donation is needed because Granite United Way does that for me.”
Over the course of almost three decades, Dr. Shute explained that working with leadership at Granite United Way has led him to encourage others at the hospital and his community to give. He wants others to know that it does not matter if you give $5 because that money is going somewhere to benefit the local community.
“I cannot thank Dr. Shute enough for his generous support of Granite United Way over the years. His undesignated donations have helped countless programs succeed in the Northern Region,” said Laura Boucher, Regional Manager of the Northern Region.
Granite United Way is grateful for Dr. Shute’s continued support over the last 28 years and counting.
If you or someone you know is interested in giving, please visit www.graniteuw.org/take-action/give.