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Central Maine Medical Center Names New President

A former New Hampshire hospital executive has been appointed president of Central Maine Medical Center.

Tina Legere, who recently served as chief executive officer at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., has taken the top management role at CMMC, a tertiary healthcare center located in Lewiston. CMMC is the flagship hospital in the Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) system, which delivers healthcare services in central, western and mid-coast Maine.

"Tina will succeed Laird Covey, who is retiring after more than 23 years of dedicated service to this organization and the communities we serve," said CMH President and CEO Peter Chalke. "We welcome the experience and leadership that she brings to the Central Maine Healthcare family."

Covey will retire on May 1.

As CEO at Parkland Medical Center, an 86-bed community hospital, Legere served on the executive management team of Hospital Corporation of America, the nation's leading provider of healthcare services.

She started her healthcare career as a social worker in both acute and post-acute care settings and was later named director of Social Work and Discharge Planning at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. She was promoted several times before being named the hospital's vice president of operations. She was later recruited to take the lead administrative post at Parkland.

"Tina immediately impressed me with her energy, vitality, and enthusiasm," said CMMC Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Roy. "I think Tina has the right experience and is the right fit for CMMC and our community. Tina's passion for quality, the patient and employees were qualities that we were looking for and I look forward to working closely with her as we move to prepare CMMC for the future."

Legere holds a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass., and a master of social work administration degree from the University of Connecticut in West Hartford, Conn. She earned a master of business administration degree and a post-MBA certificate in healthcare administration at Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.