LEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare has named Ryan McKeown as its vice president of strategy and managed care. He started July 3.

McKeown will develop CMHC’s strategy to position the system for long-term success as a regional health care innovator and patient experience leader. Initially, he will focus on exploring strategic partnerships and markets, strengthening the system’s payer and employer relationships, and developing a vision to reshape how CMHC measures and delivers quality health care and value in central and western Maine.

A native Mainer, he most recently he served as vice president of strategy and business integration for Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.

He and his wife, Lynne, an elementary school teacher, and their two dogs return home to Maine from Nashville, Tennessee.

Ryan McKeown

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