QHR Associate Named Chair of Maine Hospital Association Board of Trustees

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Kris Doody, RN, CEO of Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine and a 15-year veteran of Quorum Health Resources (QHR), the nation's largest hospital management company, was recently appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Hospital Association.

Kris Doody is a visionary leader whose empowering management style and clinical expertise have meant great things for the patients, staff and board at Cary Medical Center

Kris Doody, RN, CEO of Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine and a 15-year veteran of Quorum Health Resources (QHR), the nation's largest hospital management company, was recently appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Hospital Association.

"Kris Doody is a visionary leader whose empowering management style and clinical expertise have meant great things for the patients, staff and board at Cary Medical Center," said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. "I am certain that she will contribute to the Maine Hospital Association in equally powerful ways."

"It is certainly a privilege for me to serve as board chair for the Maine Hospital Association," said Doody. "In Maine, we are so fortunate to have outstanding hospitals that provide some of the highest quality patient care in the nation. The Maine Hospital Association's goal is to advocate for all of our participating hospitals, which is particularly vital during this period of healthcare reform."

A long-standing champion for healthcare accessibility, affordability and quality, Kris Doody began her career in healthcare as a volunteer candy striper at Cary Medical Center while in her teens. This activity began her unique climb to Cary Medical Center's top administrative position. Doody next became a certified nurse's aide at the hospital, and then continued her education to become one of the hospital's registered nurses - with a degree from the University of Maine in 1983. She was later named manager of surgical services. In 1994, Doody was promoted to the position of chief operating officer at Cary Medical Center and then, in 1999, to the position of chief executive officer. During her time as COO, Doody also earned a master's degree in business from Husson College.

In addition to serving as CEO of Cary Medical Center and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Hospital Association, Doody is actively involved in the State of Maine Community College System, serving as a member of its Board of Directors and incoming Board chair. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Husson University; serves on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board; and is a recipient of the ACHE Early Career Regents Award. Doody has been named an "Up and Comer" by Modern Healthcare, "Woman of the Year" by the Maine Business and Professional Women's Association, and "Alumnus of the Year" by the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the national market leader in hospital management and among the 15 largest healthcare management consulting firms in the United States. The QHR Learning Institute trains more than 8,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.

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