Mary Sargent named administrator at Quarry Hill

Posted May 31, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.

CAMDEN — Mary Sargent of Lincolnville has been named administrator of the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill Retirement Community, effective May 16.

As administrator, Sargent will be responsible for ensuring that Quarry Hill meets state and federal standards for nursing care, rehabilitation and other services. She joined Quarry Hill in April 2010 as administrator-in-training under the preceptorship of Quarry Hill executive director Robert McKeown. She completed a 1,040-hour training program certified by the Maine Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board and recently passed the board’s licensing exam.

“Mary has very successfully integrated into Quarry Hill’s day-to-day operations,” McKeown commented, adding that he looks forward to an “uneventful” transition.

Sargent brings more than two decades of leadership experience to her new post. For 11 years, she served first as recruitment specialist and then as director of employee relations and recruitment in the Human Resources Department at Pen Bay Healthcare, Quarry Hill’s parent company.

Sargent began her career in health care in 1990 as facility coordinator at Kno- Wal-Lin. Later, she served as Pen Bay’s Y2K manager, coordinating efforts to ensure the readiness of computer systems throughout PBH for the transition to the new millennium.

The Belfast native and former high school teacher said Quarry Hill represents an exciting opportunity to put her management skills to work for a good cause. “All my adult life, I’ve looked for ways to use my administrative abilities to further the work of nonprofit, people-centered organizations,” she said. “Quarry Hill and the other members of Pen Bay Healthcare have the most highly skilled, caring and dedicated healthcare providers I’ve seen. It’s an extraordinary privilege to support the work they do.”

A graduate of the University of Maine at Machias, Sargent holds a certificate in human resources management from the University of Maine, Orono. She achieved certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2007.

For more information about Quarry Hill, call 230-6116 or visit http://www.quarryhill.org.

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