Administration Profiles at SVH

Vice President of Primary Care and Specialty Services, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Northern Light Inland Hospital
 
Paul R. Arsenault Jr., MS. Ed, LSSBB, FACHE, RHCEOC is the vice president of Primary and Specialty Care for Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield and Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville. Paul became the vice president at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in 2015 and at Inland Hospital in November, 2021.
 
In partnership with Dr. Robert Schlager, senior physician executive, Paul is responsible for the Medical Group at both hospitals. Together they oversee all of the practices, new business development, provider recruitment, quality, and patient experience.
 
Additionally, in partnership with Dr. David McDermott, Paul is responsible for the Mid-Maine Medical Group which includes both Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Inland Hospital, as well as CA Dean Hospital in Greenville and Mayo Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.

Paul believes deeply in achieving the Triple Aim +One of Healthcare (improved patient outcomes, improved patient experience, and sustainable cost of care) and works tirelessly in the pursuit of that effort.
 
Paul serves as treasurer of the Maine State Medical Group Management System, is on the National Editorial Board for the Journal-Frontiers of Healthcare Management, is a past MSAD #6 School Board member, and is a past member of the Awards Committee for the National Association of Healthcare Quality.
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Paul was a director at Maine General in Augusta overseeing the primary care practices in Waterville and Oakland. He also spent 15 years with Martin’s Point Health Care in Portland.
 
Education:
Master of Science in Education/Leadership, Saint Joseph’s College                    
Fellow (Board Certification for Healthcare Executives), American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
National Rural Health Association (Board Certification for Rural Healthcare CEOs)
National Rural Hospital CEO Certification
 
Favorite quote:
“You have no idea how much people are waiting to be invited to do something great.”
~ Joe McCannon

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Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital
 
Tracy L. Bonney-Corson, MBA-H, MSN, PhD, RN, NE-BC is the vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services for Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital.
 
Tracy is responsible for Nursing and Patient Care Services, which includes Nursing, EMS, Rehabilitation, and Quality.
 
As a leader, Tracy is a passionate advocate for healthcare equity and supporting rural healthcare delivery.
 
Notable professional and community membership and leadership roles include Organization of Maine Nurse Executives, American Organization of Nursing Leadership, Grange, and School Board.
 
Tracy has been with Northern Light Health since 2003, working at Northern Light CA Dean Hospital before joining Sebasticook Valley Hospital. Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Tracy was a healthcare administrator for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department in Texas and the Maine Department of Corrections.
 
Education:
Associates Degree in Nursing, Kennebec Valley Technical Institute
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, University of Maine Fort Kent
Master’s Degree in Business with Healthcare concentration, Western Governors University
Master’s Degree in Nursing, Western Governors University
PhD in Nursing with a concentration in HealthCare Administration, Walden University
 
Tracy became the vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services of Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in 2014.
 
Favorite quote:
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world, for indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
~ Margaret Mead
 

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Vice President of Finance and Operations of Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Northern Light Inland Hospital, and Northern Light Continuing Care, Lakewood.
 
Randy Clark is vice president of Finance and Operations of Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Northern Light Inland Hospital, and Northern Light Continuing Care, Lakewood.
 
Randy is responsible for overseeing all finances, as well as analyzing and presenting financial results to the Board of Trustees and educating them on key financial indicators and business plans. He is also responsible for operational oversight related to Pharmacy, Infusion Clinic, Materials Management, Community Health, Plant Maintenance, Housekeeping, Laundry, Dietary, Diabetes and Nutrition Clinic, Imaging Services, Women’s Health, Laboratory, Respiratory, and Sleep Lab. 
 
Randy is dedicated to being the best he can be in his work role, and is also committed to being a good husband, dad, and friend.
 
He has been an active member of the Financial Management Association since 1997.
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Randy was financial analyst for Warnaco Inc., which included names including Hathaway, Chaps by Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein.
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Master of Business Administration, Thomas College, Waterville, Maine
 
Randy joined Northern Light Health in 1996, starting as a controller with Sebasticook Valley Hospital, becoming vice president of Finance in 2005 and vice president of Finance and Operations in 2016. In 2021, he expanded his finance role when he also became vice president of Finance for Inland Hospital and Lakewood; with Operations added to his Inland role in January, 2022.
 
Favorite quote:
"For it isn’t a man’s father, mother or wife,
Whose judgement upon him must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in life,
Is the man staring back from the glass."
~ Dale Wimbrow


 

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Vice President and Senior Physician Executive, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Northern Light Inland Hospital
 
Robert J. Schlager, MD is the vice president and senior physician executive of Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Northern Light Inland Hospital.
 
Dr. Schlager serves as the liaison between medical staff and administration and is also the lead provider for the Mid-Maine Medical Group of Northern Light Health.
 
In his leadership role, Dr. Schlager is passionate about ensuring the goals of the Triple Aim + One (patient quality, population health, affordable care + healthcare worker well-being).
 
Dr. Schlager is a former president of the Maine Medical Association.
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Dr. Schlager was in private practice in Maryland for 27 years and then chief medical officer and family physician at Calvert Memorial Hospital for another five years.
 
Education:
Medical Degree, University of Wisconsin Medical School
Internship at Washington Hospital Center
Residency at University of Maryland Medical School in Family Medicine
 
Dr. Schlager became the vice president and senior physician executive at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in 2012 and at Inland Hospital in 2020.
 
Favorite quote:
“And in the end, it’s not the years in a life, but the life in the years.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
 

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Associate Vice President of Therapeutics and Support Services, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Northern Light Inland Hospital
 
Thornton,-Tyson-21114.jpgTyson Thornton, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FACHE, is the associate vice president of Therapeutics and Support Services for Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield and Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville. He has been with Northern Light Health since 2008, starting as a staff pharmacist with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, then taking on leadership roles with Sebasticook Valley Hospital in 2012 and Inland Hospital in 2022.

He is responsible for pharmacy, outpatient infusion services, facilities, real estate, safety, security, emergency preparedness, environmental services, nutritional services, outpatient diabetes and nutrition clinic (SVH only), and materials management. He ensures the hospital is properly organized and prepared for state licensing and accreditation site visits while creating a culture and environment of safety for both patients and employees.

Tyson believes that to provide great care you must understand every aspect of how a patient experiences that care. To do this, as a team you must recognize and respect the talents and skills that each staff member brings to the care experience; this allows the team to create excellent care environments for both the patient and the staff.  

Tyson is a board member of the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives, the Maine Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives, a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, and a volunteer with the University of New Hampshire Healthcare Management Program.

Education: 
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Connecticut
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (PharmD)
Master’s in Business Administration, New England College
Fellow – American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

Favorite quote: 
“Watch your thoughts; they become your words; Watch your words; they become your actions.  Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character.  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Lao-Tze
 

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President of Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Northern Light Inland Hospital, and Northern Light Continuing Care, Lakewood

Terri Vieira, FACHE is the president of Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Northern Light Inland Hospital, and Northern Light Continuing Care, Lakewood.
 
She is responsible for the operations and leadership of the two hospitals and continuing care center.
 
Terri is a passionate advocate for delivering excellent quality and service to the patients, residents, and families who receive care at the organizations under her leadership. She also feels strongly about ensuring a positive work environment that provides a great place to deliver and receive care, as well as helping others develop their talents and skills.
 
Some of Terri’s notable professional and community membership and leadership roles are as a Maine Hospital Association board member, Central Maine Growth Council board member, Rotary member, and chair of the Critical Access Hospital/Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program Flex team.
 
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Terri, who has been part of Northern Light Health for more than 20 years, worked as director of radiology and diagnostic services at Central Maine Medical Center; chief technologist at Somerville Hospital in Somerville, Massachusetts; and clinical coordinator of the school of radiologic technology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts Bay Community College in Massachusetts.
 
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Healthcare Administration, St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine
 
Terri became president of Inland Hospital and Lakewood in 2020 and president of Sebasticook Valley Hospital in 2013.
 
Favorite quote:
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
 

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