Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) April 28, 2014
After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) in Millinocket, Maine, has hired Robert Peterson as chief executive officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, Peterson will assume his new duties at MRH on June 1, 2014.
“Bob brings extensive leadership experience in community hospitals and an impressive track record of achieving major improvements in operational efficiencies and quality outcomes,” said Mellissa Edwards, president of MRH’s board of trustees. “Bob is committed to building a trusted partnership with physicians and medical staff, as well as a strong relationship with the community.”
Formerly, Peterson served as patient care administrator for surgery and women and children’s services at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. In this role, he provided leadership for the largest revenue center at Eastern Maine Medical Center as well as responsibility for the clinical operations of the surgical areas. Peterson also held numerous senior leadership roles, including vice president of operations, at Windham Hospital in Willimantic, Conn.
“Millinocket Regional Hospital was seeking a senior healthcare executive with a successful record of strategic and financial leadership,” said Kathy Noland, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith, the healthcare executive search firm who conducted the nationwide CEO search for MRH. “Bob’s healthcare experience and leadership style were a perfect fit.”
Peterson earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
About Millinocket Regional Medical Center:
Millinocket Regional Medical Center (MRH) is a not-for-profit, critical access facility serving the residents of Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway and the surrounding communities. MRH offers inpatient and outpatient services including 24/7 emergency care, rehabilitative services including a swing bed program, as well as outpatient physician services. To learn more, visit http://www.mrhme.org.
About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and a top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Management Consulting. Veteran healthcare recruiters and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 900 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled senior-level healthcare executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or 855-254-8261.