Mid Coast Health Services' Visionary Leader to Retire
Skillings Named New President and CEO


After more than thirty years of service to his community, Herbert Paris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mid Coast Health Services has announced he will retire this summer. Lois Napier Skillings, Executive Vice President, has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Director's, effective July 1, 2011.

As President and CEO of Mid Coast Health Services, Paris oversaw the successful growth of the organization and its affiliates, including Mid Coast Hospital, Mid Coast Medical Group, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, and Thornton Oaks Retirement Community. His leadership has had a significant impact on the quality of life in every segment of the Mid Coast community. Paris plans to stay in the Brunswick area and will continue his active involvement in numerous cultural, academic, corporate, and charitable organizations.

When asked about his accomplishments over the past 33 years, Paris is reluctant to take full credit for his work. "I am satisfied with what we've accomplished together over the years and I am confident that Mid Coast Health Services remains in an excellent position to continue its leadership role into the next decade."

Skillings has had a distinguished clinical and leadership career in health care. Prior to her role as Executive Vice President, she was Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Mid Coast Health Services. Skillings has received numerous leadership awards, and has served on the boards of the United Way of Mid Coast Maine, Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, and Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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