RUMFORD — Central Maine Healthcare recently announced that Lucretia Stargell has been hired as senior vice president at Central Maine Healthcare and president of Rumford Hospital and Bridgton Hospital. She will assume this role on March 29.

Stargell brings years of experience in executive-level hospital administration, most notably in leadership positions at rural hospitals and a critical access hospital in North Carolina with Duke LifePoint Healthcare. In these roles, she introduced new service lines and expanded healthcare access to rural parts of that state. She also has extensive experience in strategy, marketing, communications, community partnerships, recruitment and foundation work.

Stargell holds a Master of Business Administration from Western Carolina University and a B.A. in art history and communications from Hollins University in Virginia. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a certified professional in patient safety from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement.“The Bridgton and Rumford regions drew me in immediately,” Stargell said. “They are remarkably similar to where I have spent most of my professional career and raised my family. I am looking forward to a leadership role with Central Maine Healthcare and being a familiar face in these communities, working in partnership with team members and local leaders.”

For nearly four months, Steve Littleson, president and chief executive officer of Central Maine Healthcare, served as interim president of these two critical access hospitals.

Lucretia Stargell has accepted the role of senior vice president, Central Maine Healthcare and president of Rumford Hospital and Bridgton Hospital.

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