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Arsenault Earns National Rural Hospital CEO Certification

Date: 09/29/2021

Paul Arsenault, vice president of Primary and Specialty Care Services for Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, has earned a national certification from the National Rural Health Association Rural Hospital CEO Certification program.

Terri Vieira, hospital president, Dr. Bob Schlager, vice president and senior physician executive, and Trudy Richmond, RN, congratulated Arsenault on his accomplishment recently at a special graduation event at the Pittsfield hospital. Due to the pandemic, graduation ceremonies were held locally, instead of with the graduating class.

Arsenault has been with Sebasticook Valley Hospital since 2015 and has 20 years in healthcare leadership.  

The CEO certification is a highly competitive education program. It is designed to help ensure that current and future CEOs are prepared for the unique challenges that rural hospitals and rural communities face. The program is made up of in-depth coursework and literature review covering Operation, Regulatory, Financial, and Clinical Competencies, ongoing mentorship, and a final project.  The current program group included 24 senior leaders from across the country and Arsenault was the only representative from New England.  He is also the first graduate of this program from Maine.

Photo caption (left to right): 
Trudy Richmond, RN; Bob Schlager, MD, VP and senior physician executive; Paul Arsenault, VP of Primary and Specialty Care Services; and Terri Vieira, president at a graduation event recently at Sebasticook Valley Hospital.