Mayo Regional begins search process, appoints interim CEO

Posted Aug. 25, 2013, at 10:38 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.

 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Board of Trustees of Mayo Regional Hospital has accepted the resignation of Edward J. Hannon as president and CEO, and taken the first steps in the search process to find his successor.

            The board appointed a Search Committee that will quickly begin to work with the search firm Phillips DiPisa to conduct a wide-ranging search for a candidate who will lead Mayo in the future.  The search committee is made up of four members of the Board, three members of the Medical Staff, and one community member, with Ken Proctor, Mayo’s VP of Human Resources, as an advisor.

            The Board also has selected an interim CEO from within the Mayo organization. David McDermott, M.D. has been named to serve as Interim CEO effective Aug. 31, after Hannon works out his 30-day notification period.  Dr. McDermott is a board-certified family physician who has been on staff at Mayo Regional Hospital serving the community since 1993.  He currently holds the position of Medical Director of Inpatient and Emergency Services, is a Certified Physician Executive, and is a Fellow of theAmerican College of Physician Executives.

            Hannon announced on July 31 that he would be departing Mayo for a new position out of state. Citing personal reasons, Hannon said the new job will better meet the needs of his family. He started work as Mayo’s CEO on Sept. 17, 2012.

            George Barton, Chairman of the Hospital Administrative District 4 Board of Trustees, and Warren “Skip” MacDonald, M.D., Mayo’s Medical Staff President, said that although Hannon had only been at Mayo for a short time, he has contributed greatly to the organization. Both Barton and MacDonald said Mayo will search for a new CEO who can carry forward the policies developed by Hannon.

            “With Ed’s departure it becomes even more important to continue on the course that has been set by the Board and the Medical Staff Leadership. While the search committee undertakes the task of finding a new CEO, we all must stay focused on achieving the goals that have been set,” said Barton and MacDonald in a joint statement.

            “Using Ed Hannon’s great experience and problem solving ability he, with the support of the Board and Medical Staff Leadership, has crafted and implemented new plans and structures that will allow us to remain an independent community hospital,” according to the statement from Barton and MacDonald. “The Board and Medical Staff have put in motion steps that are essential to the future financial soundness of the Hospital District.  These steps have the potential to benefit all sectors of our community.  Patients will experience better access to more fully rounded care through the implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home. The improved efficiencies outlined in Vision 100 will allow us to meet the challenges of the future and provide job security and financial reward to be shared.”

            Both Barton and MacDonald said that Hannon’s resignation was accepted “with deep regret.”

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