Richard Petersen was named president and CEO of 557-bed Maine Medical Center in Portland, following more than a year in which he held the two roles on an interim basis. The board of trustees at not-for-profit corporate parent MaineHealth on June 4 unanimously offered Petersen the role, effective immediately. The decision followed a national search to replace Vince Conti, who retired in March 2008. Petersen, 53, was chief operating officer at the hospital for 10 years before his appointment to the interim leadership roles. Petersen retained his COO title during his interim presidency. Whats first and foremost in all our minds is what I believe is going to be significant transformation of the healthcare system at the federal level, Petersen said.
Late News: Petersen officially takes helm at Portland, Maine, hospital
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