April 18, 2013

Sebasticook Valley Health head resigns

By Rachel Ohm rohm@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

PITTSFIELD -- The president and CEO of Sebasticook Valley Health and a senior vice president of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems has resigned.

Victoria Alexander-Lane, who headed the 25-bed hospital in Pittsfield, was expected to officially leave on Friday.

According to Suzanne Spruce, chief communications officer for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, the organization "reached a mutually agreed upon separation" that is in effect immediately.

The reasons for Alexander-Lane's resignation are not being made public, said Spruce.

Efforts to reach Alexander-Lane for comment were unsuccessful.

Terri Vieira, who formerly served as the chief operating officer at the hospital, will take over as acting CEO, said Alexander-Lane.

"Terri has been with us a very long time and she is highly regarded by the hospital and the community," said Spruce.

Alexander-Lane was appointed chief executive officer of the hospital in February 2010. She moved to the area with her husband from Salmon, Idaho, and formerly worked in health care administration at hospitals in California and Kansas.

"It is the policy of the hospital to not discuss particulars of how we employ our executives," said Spruce when asked about the details of Alexander-Lane's contract.

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is based in Brewer and operates a network of seven hospitals in the state, including the Pittsfield hospital.

Rachel Ohm -- 612-2368

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