PITTSFIELD, Maine — The Sebasticook Valley Hospital board of trustees announced Friday that it has chosen Victoria Alexander-Lane of Salmon, Idaho, as the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer.
Alexander-Lane, who is scheduled to start her new job in April, will replace John C. “Jack” May, who announced last month his intention to retire after 10 years with the hospital. May, 66, said his last day will be May 14 and that he hopes to help his successor through the transition.
Alexander-Lane has served as the CEO of Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho, since 2005.
John Delile, chairman of the board of trustees, said the search committee chose Alexander-Lane based on “the depth and breadth” of experience she will bring to the job, according to a press release. Alexander-Lane has been in health care for 20 years with the last 10 years leading nonprofit, community hospitals.
“We welcome her abilities to focus on continually improving day-to-day operations, as well as looking to the future and developing strategies for the accomplishment of long-term goals,” said Delile. “We were especially pleased to have such a fine applicant as Victoria and believe she will be a great asset to Sebasticook Valley Hospital and the region.”
As CEO of an Eastern Maine Healthcare System member organization, Alexander-Lane will also serve as a senior vice president of the system.
Alexander-Lane has also been CEO of Ojai Valley Community Hospital in California and has worked in other administrative roles in California and Kansas. After working in agri-business, she changed her professional focus to health care as a registered nurse. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University in Denver, Colo., her bachelor’s in nursing from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, and an associate degree in nursing from Northern Montana College in Havre.
She served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1985 to 1993 with commendation for efforts leading to outstanding readiness by the Naval Medical Unit at the Naval Reserve Center in Bakersfield, Calif. She served on active duty during Operation Desert Storm at the Naval Reserve Medical Center in Bakersfield.
“Having had an opportunity to spend time in the Sebasticook region during my interviews, I could see that Sebasticook Valley Hospital had a solid foundation of great physicians and a talented staff,” said Alexander-Lane in the press release. “This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a high quality and compassionate group of health care professionals.”
Alexander-Lane, who is originally from California, will be moving to the Sebasticook Valley region with her husband, who is a retired geologist and originally from the Northeast.