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Western Maine Health Local Board

At their annual meeting on October 24, 2018, the Corporators of MaineHealth gave their approval to a plan to unify our Maine-based local health systems under a single Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2019.  Unification puts the strength of the entire MaineHealth system behind our efforts in each and every community to ensure the delivery of integrated, high-quality, well-coordinated care.

A key tenet of the unification plan is maintaining Local Boards that will oversee the care delivered in our communities and provide local input into decision-making. Local Boards are organized as committees of the MaineHealth Board and have an important role in our community, participating in quality oversight, oversight of local medical staffs, planning, budgeting and the hiring of key executives, local fundraising initiatives, among other duties.

 

The following individuals have been elected to the Western Maine Health Board:

Chairman, Tom Morton
Vice Chairman,  Kevin Carleton
Secretary & Treasurer, Kevin Carleton
Richard Beauchesne, Esq.
Gene Benner
Holly Bancroft Brown
Todd Gauger, DVM
Kate Herlihy, MD
Glen Holmes
Ryan Knapp, MD
Darcy Lambert
Lisa Miller, MD
Brian Nolan, MD
Jack Sours
Patricia Weigel

Ex-Officio with Vote

Joan Boomsma, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MaineHealth
Richard Petersen, President, MaineHealth
Jennifer Sunday, DO, Medical Staff President

Ex-Officio without Vote

Andrea Patstone, President, Western Maine Health
Ryan Knapp, MD, Medical Staff President-Elect

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