Hospitals announce new vice president of operations

ELLSWORTH – Joseph Gaetano has been named the new vice president of operations at Northern Light Maine Coast and Blue Hill hospitals.

Most recently, Gaetano worked for Siemens Healthcare advancing quality, improving technology, and enhancing physician and patient experience. He brings with him over 25 years of experience working in hospitals and healthcare systems around the world. His connection to Northern Light Health dates back 20 years to a large information technology project implementing a new patient accounting system.

A portion of Gaetano’s responsibilities include the oversight of primary and specialty care practices. With a particular interest in improving access to healthcare in rural areas, he looks forward to working with the practices to ensure they are meeting the healthcare needs of the community, providing exceptional quality, and delivering an excellent patient experience.

“Joe will add an incredible perspective to our team,” said John Ronan, president of Maine Coast and Blue Hill hospitals. “The combination of his wide-ranging experience with a variety of hospitals, his interest and expertise in technology, and passion for rural healthcare will certainly serve our community hospitals well.”

This summer, Gaetano moved to Castine with his family.

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