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Tonya Houde new Mercy development director

Posted April 15, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
Tonya Houde
Mercy Hospital
Tonya Houde

PORTLAND, Maine – Mercy Hospital is pleased to announce Tonya Houde as the new Director of Business Development. In this role, Houde will develop programs, services and processes addressing needs and demands of the community. With the addition of Houde, the hospital will continue to expand its fully integrated model, with a large primary care network at the hub of services that extend from birth to elder care, including in-patient hospital treatment and hospice services, in essence throughout the cycle of care.

Prior to joining Mercy Hospital, Houde was most recently a clinical integration project manager at MaineHealth. She also served as the manager of referral communications for Maine Medical Center, where she was responsible for improving communications and relationships with providers throughout Maine and Eastern New Hampshire.

“Given Tonya’s deep expertise and experience in this marketplace, as well as her understanding of healthcare, she will be a great asset to our team while we continue to provide our community with clinically excellent, compassionate care,” said Eileen Skinner, President of Mercy Health System of Maine.

Houde of Saco earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Maine, Orono and her master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She is a member of the New England Society for Healthcare Strategy and she is currently serving on the program committee for the professional society.

About Mercy Health System of Maine

Mercy Health System, a member of EMHS, includes Mercy Hospital, Gary’s House, McAuley Residence, Mercy Recovery Center, and VNA Home Health Hospice. Mercy Health System provides a broad range of medical and surgical services, as well as eight primary care locations, four express care locations, and 17 sub-specialty physician practices ranging from thoracic and spine surgery, to ENT and cancer care. It is a continuum of care provider for patients in southern Maine. A not-for-profit organization, Mercy Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community. More information on Mercy is available at www.mercyhospital.org.

About EMHS

The mission of EMHS is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of the people of Maine through a well-organized network of local healthcare providers who together offer high-quality, cost-effective services to their communities. EMHS, headquartered in Brewer, Maine, is a not-for-profit health delivery system, with a strong presence in central, eastern and northern Maine. EMHS employs more than 10,000 people, including more than 600 physicians. The system includes eight hospitals, five emergency transport units, including half of the joint venture that is LifeFlight of Maine, a strong home care and hospice organization, and nine nursing homes and retirement communities. For more information on EMHS, go towww.emhs.org.

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