Hospital in midst of merger negotiations appoints new president

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 26, 2012, at 5:55 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Parkview Adventist Medical Center named Randee Reynolds of West Gardiner as its new president.

Reynolds, who has been the hospital’s interim president for about six months, brings extensive executive experience to the position, according to Mike Ortel, chairman of the Parkview board of directors.

“During the past six months, Randee has brought about improved performance, added new services needed by the community and developed a reputation as a compassionate leader who is committed to Parkview’s continued growth and success,” Ortel said in a press release.

Parkview is in the midst of competing applications from Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston, both of which seek to take over the hospital. Reynolds’ new position would survive the merger with CMHC, whose board of directors unanimously approved his permanent appointment.

“Randee brings a blend of financial expertise and the strong interpersonal skills necessary to deliver results,” said Peter Chalke, president and CEO of CMHC. “Randee is the right person at the helm to manage the transition of Parkview joining Central Maine Healthcare.”

Reynolds has more than 25 years of leadership experience and since 2008 has been employed by the Northern New England Conference of The Seventh-day Adventist Church, most recently as secretary-treasurer. Before moving to Maine, he was vice president of business development for the Florida Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has served as a member of the board and the finance committee for Florida Hospital, a 10-hospital system based in Orlando.

“I am honored to be asked to provide leadership for this great organization and look forward to building upon the tradition of personalized service that has been the hallmark of Parkview’s reputation over the past 53 years,” said Reynolds. “With an excellent medical staff, a remarkable group of employees and our strong partnership with Central Maine Healthcare, Parkview stands ready to face the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment.”

Parkview Adventist Medical Center is a 55-bed hospital owned by the Northern New England Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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