Rick Barry Named Interim President
Tim Dentry, president and CEO of Northern Light Health, has announced interim leadership plans for Northern Light Inland Hospital/Northern Light Continuing Care, Lakewood until a new president is named to succeed Terri Vieira, who is retiring on April 1, 2022.
Effective April 2, 2022, Rick Barry, RN, BSN, will assume the interim president role.
Barry has served as Inland Hospital’s vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services for the past 15 years. He oversees most hospital-based clinical areas including Nursing, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Quality, Rehabilitation Therapies and has acted as Inland’s Incident Commander through the pandemic. Barry has been a knowledgeable and consistent leader at Inland, and we are pleased he will help lead us through this transition.
In his interim role, Barry will help Inland Hospital and Continuing Care, Lakewood continue to focus on strategic goals, including recruiting and retaining excellent staff and providing the support they need, enhancing access to care, and improving service for patients.
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Barry was the vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services at North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont. He is a member of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce board of directors and serves as treasurer on the Family Violence Project board.
Inland’s new president is expected to be named in late April.