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Mid Coast-Parkview Health names Bowe as its new president

December 7, 2022

Dec. 6, 2022

Mid Coast-Parkview Health names Bowe as its new president

Currently chief medical officer, Bowe succeeds Lois Skillings, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

Brunswick, Maine - The chief medical officer of Mid Coast-Parkview Health has been named its new president.

Christopher Bowe, MD, succeeds Lois Skillings, RN, who earlier this year announced her intention to retire. Bowe, who has been chief medical officer and vice president of medical administration at MCPH since 2020, will assume his new responsibilities on Jan. 1.

“We were all very impressed with Chris, and both the Mid Coast - Parkview Health Board and the MaineHealth Board of Trustees gave him their unanimous support,” said Lenora Burke, chair of the MCPH Board.

During his tenure as MCPH’s chief medical officer, Bowe was the clinical leader who oversaw the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, heading MCPH’s Incident Command team and providing strategic and clinical leadership during the deployment of mass vaccination clinics.

This work, combined with his extensive experience as a physician and health care executive, greatly impressed the search committee, according Andrea Patstone, Coastal Region president at MaineHealth, whose responsibilities include MCPH as well as local health systems in Lincoln County, Rockport and Belfast.

“In Chris we get, not only a knowledgeable and compassionate physician leader, but a highly competent executive who knows the community and the important role Mid Coast – Parkview Health plays in supporting the people who live there,” said Patstone.

Bowe received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Maine Medical Center, spending a year as chief resident. For 10 years, he was the associate residency director and a faculty member at Maine Medical Center in Portland in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Prior to joining MCPH, Bowe spent four years as chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston.

Bowe completed the Physician Leadership Fellowship at MaineHealth and the Advanced Course at the Physician Executive Leadership Institute at the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership in Portland. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

“The quality of the Mid Coast-Parkview care team, the legacy of leadership here and our being a part of Maine’s leading healthcare provider all make this an incredible opportunity,” said Bowe. “That I get to pursue this opportunity in a vibrant and livable place like the Mid Coast region makes it special indeed.”


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About Mid Coast–Parkview Health:

Mid Coast–Parkview Health is a dynamic healthcare system that addresses a full continuum of community health, wellness, and prevention needs with a full-service 93-bed hospital (Mid Coast Hospital), a diverse medical group (Mid Coast Medical Group), senior health care (Mid Coast Senior Health), and home healthcare services (CHANS Home Health & Hospice). Mid Coast–Parkview Health is part of MaineHealth, the largest health system in northern New England, with approximately 22,000 employees providing preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.


About MaineHealth:

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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