Administration Profiles at Maine Coast

Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care Services, Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals

Kristin Cyr, MSN, MBA, CHC, CHPC is the vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services of Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals.

Kristin oversees both the strategic planning and day to day operations of the nursing and ancillary departments at Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals. She collaborates with departmental leadership to ensure safe and efficient patient care is being delivered within the two hospitals.

Kristin focuses on education, competency, and the safe delivery of patient care to the community members who come to the facilities for services. Kristin is passionate about building a team of well qualified caregivers who are committed to providing excellent customer service.

 As a leader in the community, Kristin serves as a board member for Restored Hope (previously known as Open Door Recovery Center).
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Kristin was a CNA and a nursing student. She has worked for Northern Light Health since 2001, starting her career at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. After approximately 14 years, Kristin started a career in healthcare compliance at Northern Light Health. This opportunity was a great chance for learning and expanding her healthcare compliance knowledge. In 2018, Kristin transitioned into her current role within Northern Light Health.
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2001, Husson College
 
Master of Business Administration, 2012 with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration, Husson University
 
Master of Science in Nursing, 2016 with a Concentration in Nursing Administration, St. Joseph’s College of Maine
 
Kristin became the vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services of Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals in 2018.
 

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Vice President, Operations, Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals

Joseph Gaetano MS, FACHE is the vice president, Operations for Blue Hill & Maine Coast Hospitals.

In his role, Joseph is responsible for operations, including Specialty and Primary Care.

He is passionate about helping to provide community access to high quality patient care services

He has been involved in the community by supporting COVID testing and vaccination programs for all Maine residents and visitors.

Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Joe was the vice president of Digital Healthcare for Siemens Medical, USA.

Education:
Master of Science, Healthcare Administration, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Joe became the Vice President, Operations, of Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals in 2020.

Favorite Quote:
"The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well." - John D. Rockefeller Jr. 
 

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Vice President of Human Resources East Region A, Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals

Noah Lundy, MBA is the vice president, Human Resources East Region A.

Noah designs and implements human resource strategies that support the organization’s plans and agenda and leads the day-to-day management of the regional HR team.
 
He is passionate about building collaborative relationships with staff, management team, and key stakeholders in an effort to improve overall organization performance.
 
As a community leader, Noah is an active Rotary member.
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Noah was the labor relations manager for the University of Maine System.
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a finance concentration, University of Maine
Master of Business Administration Degree, Husson University
 
Noah became the director of Human Resources for Maine Coast Hospital and Blue Hill Hospital in 2015.
 

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Vice President of Finance, Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals    

Wendy Merchant is vice president of Finance for Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals.

As vice president, Wendy is responsible for oversight of the finances for both Hospitals as well supervision of Facilities, Environmental Services, Dietary & Materials Management.
 
She is passionate about RV’ing, football and reading.
 
In her role as a leader in her field Wendy is a member of the Board of Directors of Medical Mutual Insurance Company, and Audit Committee chair of Medical Mutual Insurance Company.
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Wendy was most recently a controller for Clear Channel Radio, and prior to that an auditor for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree, Husson University
 
Wendy became the VP of Finance in 2014
 
Favorite Quote:
“When you’re through changing you’re through” – quote from Bruce Barton
 

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President, Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals, and Senior Vice President, Northern Light Health

John K. Ronan, FACHE is the president of Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals, and senior vice president of Northern Light Health.
 
John is responsible for the administration of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital and Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital.
 
As president, John is passionate about many areas of healthcare, with patient experience being at the top.
 
John has an extensive background in community service. He has served as chair of the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Ellsworth Economic Business Development Corporation. He is a current member and past chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors and recently served on the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board. John is also a past board member of John Bapst Memorial High School, the Good Samaritan Agency, and the Bangor Humane Society. He was a member of the Green Lake Association, past chair of the Glenburn Reorganizational Committee for School Consolidation and was the chair of the Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament for several years.
 
Before coming to Blue Hill Hospital in 2009, John worked for EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare System) in Brewer as the corporate director for Information Systems and as a vice president in the Finance Division. His previous experience includes information systems work for Central Maine Power in Augusta and as an IT consultant for Andersen Consulting in Boston, MA.
 
Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Administration, University of Maine
Master’s Degree, Human Relations, Husson University
Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), Husson University
Certified Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
 
John was appointed president of Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital (BHH) in 2014 and president of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital (MCH) in 2016.
 

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Vice President, Senior Physician Executive, Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

Sheen Whittaker, MD is the vice president and senior physician executive for Maine Coast Hospital.
 
Dr. Whittaker is responsible for overseeing the quality and safety of Maine Coast Hospital patients.
 
As a pediatrician, Dr. Whittaker loves children and strives to empower them to be healthy – physically, emotionally and psychologically. As vice president and senior physician executive she ensures that all patients receive excellent medical care in a kind and compassionate manner.
 
As a community leader, Dr. Whittaker serves on the local YMCA board of trustees.
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Dr. Whittaker was in residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Barnard College, Columbia University
Medical Degree, George Washington Medical School
Residency, St. Christopher’s Hospital
 
Dr. Whittaker became the vice president and senior physician executive in 2016.
 

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