Crystal Landry, CEO of Penobscot Valley Hospital, is new MHA Board Chair

(June 21, 2023-AUGUSTA, ROCKPORT, Maine) Crystal Landry, RN, chief executive officer of Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday night at the Association’s Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
Landry began her career in healthcare as a certified nursing assistant, later becoming a registered nurse. She worked her way up through various clinical supervisory and managerial positions at Eastern Maine Healthcare before joining Penobscot Valley Hospital in 2015 as the senior director of quality. She was named hospital CEO in 2019 and 10 days later, the hospital filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize. The hospital successfully emerged from bankruptcy in 2021. Shortly after that, Landry was named one of Mainebiz’s Women to Watch.
In addition to serving on the MHA Public Policy Council and the Board of Directors, she served on the American Hospital Association Rural Health Services Council from 2020 to 2022.
Landry succeeds outgoing Chair Mark Fourré, MD, who is retiring as president of Coastal Healthcare Alliance, which includes Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital. Chrissi Maguire, CEO of Mount Desert Island Hospital, is chair-elect of the Board. Steve Littleson, CEO of Central Maine Healthcare is treasurer, and Nathan Howell, incoming president and CEO of MaineGeneral Health, is secretary.
New members of the Board are Marie Vienneau, president of Northern Light CA Dean and Northern Light Mayo hospitals; Tricia Costigan, president of Northern Light Inland Hospital; Charlie Therrien, president of Northern Light Mercy Hospital; Randy Clark, president of Northern Light Sebasticook Hospital; and Patrick Taylor, MD, president and CEO of York Hospital.
The new Board members officially assume their duties July 1.
The Maine Hospital Association represents 36 community-governed hospitals in Maine. Formed in 1937, the Augusta-based non-profit Association is the primary advocate for hospitals in the Maine State Legislature, the U.S. Congress and state and federal regulatory agencies. It also provides educational services and serves as a clearinghouse for comprehensive information for its hospital members, lawmakers and the public. MHA is a leader in developing healthcare policy and works to stimulate public debate on important healthcare issues that affect all of Maine's citizens.