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MCMH Announces New Nursing Leader

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Barbara A. Hocking, EdD, MPA, BSN, FACHE, CENP, CNOR, has been selected as the new Chief Nursing Officer at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. Barbara comes to MCMH from Hospital Sisters Health System where she was Chief Nursing Officer & Chief Operating Officer at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

According to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital CEO Charlie Therrien, Barbara’s philosophy is “put the patient first and do the right thing, for the right reason.” Therrien also stated that he was impressed with her track record of developing people through strong role modeling techniques.

In addition to Barbara’s nursing degree, she has a doctoral degree in education with a focus on leadership, human resources and staff development as well as a master’s degree in public administration.

Barbara has family ties to the Boston area and is eager to return to the east coast. She will assume her duties at MCMH on Dec. 5, 2011.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Jane Sanderson, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Telephone Number: (207)664-5337

Website: http://mainehospital.org

Email: jsanderson@mainehospital.org