2012 Annual Report

Mayo Regional Hospital selected Edward J. Hannon as its new President and CEO in 2012. Chosen from a national pool of more than 100 applicants, Hannon began working at Mayo on Sept. 17. A veteran healthcare leader whose career spans over 30 years, Hannon relocated to Dover-Foxcroft after serving as President and CEO at The McDowell Hospital in Marion, N.C. He has additional CEO experience at rural hospitals in Florida and Pennsylvania. Hannon succeeded Ralph Gabarro, who retired in October after serving as the hospital’s chief executive since 1997.

There was also a leadership change on the Hospital Administrative District 4 Board of Directors during the year, as George Barton was elected Board Chairman. He replaced co-chairs Gregory Bowler and Mary Alyce Higgins.

Mayo received two national awards in 2012 recognizing the hospital’s quality care. The VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence honored Mayo for exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and improving the patient experience. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care named Mayo to its Honor Roll for making the top 25% of all U.S. hospitals on a list of quality metrics.

The Wellness Council of America designated Mayo as a Goldlevel Well Workplace site, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to workplace wellness programming for its 500 employees.

Four new healthcare providers were welcomed to Mayo’s medical staff during the year. General surgeon Abhijit “Abhi” Shaligram, M.D. joined Mayo Surgical Associates, Jessica Richmond, M.D. and Maggie Swan, PA-C filled openings at Milo Family Practice, and Nicole Johnson, PA-C joined Dover-Foxcroft Family Medicine.

Mayo also announced that it will soon launch a new urology service after recruiting Ahmad Elnoor, M.D. for a practice that will be shared between Mayo, Millinocket Regional Hospital, and Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln.

A multi-year project to install electronic health record (EHR) systems in Mayo’s physician practice locations, Emergency Department and inpatient nursing areas was completed. Mayo joined HealthInfoNet, the statewide health information exchange, which connects EHR systems of healthcare providers across the state.

Increased utilization of inpatient capacity will result from Mayo’s decision to offer the hospital as an option for patients who need inpatient rehabilitative care, such as after a joint replacement. The use of “swing beds” allows patients to transition from acute care to a skilled-nursing level of care without leaving the hospital.

Key Statistics for 2012

  • Acute hospital admissions: 1,066
  • Average daily census: 11.3
  • Births: 137
  • Surgical procedures: 1,609
  • Radiology exams: 20,478
  • Laboratory tests: 131,874
  • Emergency Room visits: 12,708
  • Physician office visits: 43,357
  • Ambulance runs: 3,570

Hospital Administrative District 4 Board of Directors:


  • Janice Boomsma


  • Tony Zambrano


  • Gregory Bowler


  • Evelyn Farrar


  • William Lovejoy
  • Kathy Goerlitz
  • Ella Munday


  • Mary Alyce Higgins
  • George Barton Chair
  • Barbara Austin Secretary


  • Alvin McDonald
  • Amanda Thomas


  • D. Jensen Bissell Treasurer
  • Gerald Brown


  • Robert Wilson


  • Candice Cyr, Vice Chair


  • Gayle Worden


  • Gerald Nessmann


  • Jeff Morin