Mid Coast Hospital Medical/Surgical Nurses Under New Leadership
Matthew Hincks, RN. (Photo by Jeff Morris, The Pierce Studio, Brunswick).
Matthew Hincks, RN, has been named Nurse Director of Mid Coast Hospital’s Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics department.
"I am confident that Matt will be a strong patient advocate and an asset to our nursing leadership team,” said Deborah Macleod, Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services in making the announcement. "Matt has proven his leadership skills in our Emergency Department and has already forged great working relationships with the medical/surgical staff, hospitalists, and specialists. We look forward to a seamless transition.”
Hincks has worked at Mid Coast Hospital since receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine, where he graduated with high honors. He received his certification in Emergency Nursing in 2011 and became a Unit Coordinator in Mid Coast Hospital’s Emergency Department shortly thereafter.
"I have always believed in the mission of Mid Coast and admired the strong leadership and dedication to high quality, patient-centered care that is already present within the medical/surgical team and throughout the organization,” said Hincks.
Mid Coast Hospital is the only community hospital in Maine to have achieved national recognition as a Magnet Hospital,
an honor bestowed on only 6% of the hospitals in the country for exceptional nursing and patient care. Magnet hospitals are known to have better patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and nursing satisfaction, as well as lower nursing staff turnover.
Having been interested in healthcare at an early age, Hincks has recently decided on leadership and management as his chosen career path. He plans to pursue a Masters in Nursing with a management concentration next year.