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Houlton hospital’s Anderson appointed to AHA regional board

HOULTON, Maine — Houlton Regional Hospital CEO Shawn Anderson has been appointed to the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board, representing the state of Maine for its Regional Board 1, which includes all New England States. 

Shawn Anderson, CEO of Houlton Regional Hospital.
(Courtesy of Shawn Anderson)

Anderson formally assumed the role of CEO of Houlton Regional last June, having served as chief operating officer for the hospital since 2018, being appointed as a successor to previous CEO Tom Moakler. Prior to that, Anderson had served as the chief operating officer at Cary Medical Center in Caribou.

Anderson oversaw hospital operations for Houlton Regional throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and the hospital took in the first reported case of COVID-19 in Aroostook County. 

“It is my privilege to represent the state of Maine’s hospitals on the Region 1 Policy Board,” Anderson said. “These are extremely challenging times for Maine’s hospitals. As we start the process of recovering from this pandemic, it will be important that AHA policy be built around the real and ongoing needs of hospitals like those in Maine.”

“Shawn is a dynamic leader, whose passion for health care, communities, employees and the patient is critical as we work to create policies to address the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic,”Osei Mevs, regional executive for AHA Region 1 board, said. “Shawn will bring the unique and essential perspective of Houlton and similar communities from across Maine to the RPB as we work to advance the health of individuals and communities.”

In addition to his newest appointment, Anderson serves on the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors, on the Maine Hospital Solutions Board of Directors, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and Master of Business Administration and Management from Husson University

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