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New Nursing Leader at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Barbara A. Hocking, EdD, RN, as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. Hocking has an extensive leadership background in hospital operations. She comes to Maine from Hospital Sisters Health System in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as a Certified Nurse in Operating Room Care and Certified in Executive Nursing Practice. Hocking holds a Doctorate in Education from Boston University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.

Barbara was born in the mountains of Colorado and has always been drawn to the seacoast. She has one son, Marc. Her hobbies include yoga, walking, hiking, biking, sewing, and reading.

“I am honored to join the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital family in serving our neighbors with quality care and genuine compassion and joy. My energies will foster healing encounters with our patients, families, and with each other in an environment that always values our patients’ safety, recovery, and dignity,” states Barbara.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Jane Sanderson

Telephone Number: (207)664-5337

Website: http://

Email: jsanderson@mainehospital.org