LEWISTON – Dr. Edmund “Ned” Claxton Jr., medical director of the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, has been named to the first class of fellows of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.

The Hanley Center was founded in 2002 to build a foundation of leaders committed to improving health care in Maine and beyond. Formerly known as the Dan Hanley Memorial Trust, the center’s new name reflects the organization’s focus on leadership development.

The Hanley Center defines an emerging leader as someone who has 10 or more years of professional experience in health care, has demonstrated substantive leadership in their current position and holds great promise for assuming greater leadership roles in the next several years.

Claxton has directed CMMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program since 2001. Prior to joining the CMMC program, he was presented the CMMC Family Practice Residency Outstanding Teaching Award four times.

A graduate of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in Cincinnati, Claxton worked in a private practice in Auburn for 22 years before taking the helm at the residency program.

He served on the CMMC Board of Directors for nearly a decade, and currently serves on the Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing Board of Trustees. He has long been active in policy and advocacy issues with Maine Medical Association. He was named Maine’s Family Practice “Doc of the Year” in 1987 by the Maine Academy of Family Practice.


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