President and Chief Executive Officer

Northern Light Health (formerly EMHS) | Brewer, Maine 04412

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: January 07, 2020
Opportunity Code: 25244


Seeking Strategic Healthcare Executive to Lead Maine’s Most Expansive Healthcare System as President and Chief Executive Officer!

The Position

  • The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will provide leadership for the successful operation of all activities for Northern Light Health (NLH).
  • This role reports to the NLH Board of Directors.
  • Responsibilities for the President and CEO include, but are not limited to, developing long-range strategies and objectives for the organization, leading the senior management team, identifying opportunities for collaboration and growth, and cultivating influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must bring executive level experience over a hospital or healthcare system.  
  • Master’s degree in healthcare administration, business, or relevant field required. 

The Organization

  • Northern Light Health (formerly known as Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS)) is the most expansive integrated health care system in Maine, comprised of 9 member hospitals with 584 long-term beds, a single physician-led medical group, 8 nursing homes, 5 emergency transport members, 37 primary care locations, and more than 12,000 employees.
  • Northern Light Health offers a wide range of health services including acute care, medical-surgical hospitals, a free-standing acute psychiatric hospital, primary care and specialty practices, long-term care and home health agencies, and ground air emergency transport services
  • Serving more than 127 locations in Maine, Northern Light Health has a statewide footprint with 90% of Maine’s population within the system’s service area.

The Community 

  • Northern Light Health is headquartered in Brewer, Maine, right across the Penobscot River from Bangor, an award-winning small city that serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce.
  • Brewer/Bangor is located just under four hours from Boston, Massachusetts, and two hours from the Canadian Maritimes.
  • Brewer, Bangor and surrounding towns offer excellent education options, with first rate primary and secondary schools, both public and private. Area schools rank among the best in New England, earning distinction for standardized test scores, advanced placement programs, music, art, and sports. 
  • Also within an hour’s drive is Maine’s prestigious Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak. A portion of the Katahdin wilderness region was recently designated as a National Monument.
  • The Bangor Symphony, America’s oldest community orchestra, presents a varied concert calendar and sponsors a youth symphony. Penobscot Theatre Company has a full season repertoire, and the Maine Center for the Arts hosts musicians, dancers and entertainers from around the world. 
  • The University of Maine’s flagship campus in nearby Orono has more than 11,000 students in baccalaureate and graduate programs, and offers abundant cultural opportunities and Division One sporting events.
  • Thousands flock to the Bangor and Brewer waterfront annually for the American Folk Festival and the Bangor Waterfront Concert, which draw national and international acts.
  • Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations, and the region is less than an hour from world-renown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, with access to hiking, hiking, beaches, boating, and endless fresh lobster.



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