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Maine Medical Center Selects Intermountain Healthcare Executive
for Chief Operating Officer Position

Richard W. Petersen, president and chief executive officer of Maine Medical Center announces the appointment of Jeff Sanders as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Maine Medical Center. Sanders has extensive experience in hospital operations having served recently at Intermountain Healthcare - a nationally recognized health system based in Murray, Utah, known for its quality and innovation in health care delivery.

"We are very happy to have Jeff join us. His diverse experience and expertise in leading one of the nation's leading hospitals will only complement the already great work being done here at the medical center," states Rich Petersen, president of Maine Medical Center. "Jeff possesses the competencies, experience and leadership style that will help lead and advance the medical center to ever greater levels of success."

The Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for the effective and efficient day-to-day operations of the hospital. He will serve as a key strategic advisor to the President and CEO and other senior executives and physician leaders. The COO will play a critical role in the effective collaboration and integration with physicians, developing strong relationships and initiatives aimed at strengthening market presence and integrating services and practice sites. Sanders' efforts will focus on service and operational excellence, program growth, quality, culture enhancement and physician relationships.

"I'm extremely excited to join the Maine Medical Center team," states Sanders. "Maine Medical Center is nationally recognized for the delivery of high quality care at a cost effective price. I'm looking forward to working with a talented team of professionals to build upon that legacy. I'm also very happy to return to Maine."

Sanders was born in Millinocket, and spent his formative years growing up in Gray.

Before joining Maine Medical Center, Sanders was the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, where he oversaw cardiovascular services, imaging services, sleep services, hyperbaric medicine, surgical services, transplant services, and medical research. Prior to his role at the flagship of Intermountain Healthcare, he was at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, in charge of a number of programs including surgery, critical care, rehabilitation, laboratory services, information systems, and behavioral medicine. Sanders also played a key role in Intermountain Healthcare's partnership with GE Healthcare, leading numerous projects to improve their services and strengthen their physician partnerships.

Sanders will report directly to Rich Petersen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maine Medical Center, and will begin his new duties on June 7, 2010.

About Maine Medical Center:
Maine Medical Center is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1864, MMC is the state's largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing more than 6,000 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of MaineHealth, a growing family of health care services in southern, central and western Maine.

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