Jeff Brickman has been named president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, a three-hospital system based in Lewiston, Maine. He will assume the role Sept. 19.
Brickman replaces Peter Chalke, who announced his retirement in January after 33 years with Central Maine. Chalke was president and CEO since 2002. He will remain involved in key initiatives at Central Maine in the next year, according to a news release.
Brickman currently serves as president of the Mountains and North Denver Operating Group of Centura Health, a 17-hospital system based in Englewood, Colo. In the role, he oversees strategic and operational planning for eight Centura hospitals and outpatient services. He is also president and CEO of Centura's St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colo.
Before joining Centura, Brickman was senior VP for seven years at Provena Health in Joliet, Ill., and executive VP and COO for four years at Meridian Health System in Wall, N.J.
Central Maine Healthcare serves more than 400,000 patients throughout Maine. Along with its three hospitals, the system also operates the Central Maine Medical Group, a primary- and specialty-care organization with offices throughout Maine.