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Maine Behavioral Healthcare Taps Experienced Professional from Maine University System to Lead Communications Team

August 12, 2021

Contact: Val Compagna
207-661-6633 / vcompagna@mainehealth.org

Marc Glass, who has been a communications leader at the University of Southern Maine and University of Maine at Farmington, was named director of communications and public affairs at MBH.

Portland, MaineMaine Behavioral Healthcare announced today that it has appointed an experienced communications professional from the University of Maine System to the newly created role of director of communications and public affairs.

Marc Glass, who for the past several years has held communications leadership roles in the University of Maine System, will be joining MBH on Aug. 30. Most recently, Glass served as director of public affairs and strategic messaging at the University of Southern Maine, a role he assumed in March of 2020. He has also served as the assistant vice president of advancement and communications as well as director of advancement at the University of Maine at Farmington. Prior to that he held various communications roles in higher education, primarily with Bates College in Lewiston.

“We were all very impressed with Marc, and we found his experience and insights from the world of higher education to translate well to the communications work we must undertake here at MBH,” said Kelly Barton, president of MBH. “I am confident he will be an effective spokesperson for MBH as we pursue our vision and mission on behalf of the communities we serve.”

In his new role, Glass will be responsible for external and internal communications, making sure MBH’s patients, care team members and the broader community are aware of the incredible work done at Maine’s leading behavioral health provider.

"Serving the communications needs of Maine Behavioral Healthcare's patients and care team members is a tremendous privilege," Glass said. "I look forward to joining the Maine Behavioral Healthcare leadership team and raising awareness about the impact the entire MBH community is making for the people of Maine."

In his new role, Glass will be responsible for MBH’s external and internal communications, making sure its patients, care team members and the broader community are aware of the high quality work done every day at MBH. He will sit as a member of MBH’s senior executive team and also be a part of the MaineHealth marketing and communications team spanning the larger health system.

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About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 20,000 children, adolescents and adults at over 30 locations throughout southern, western, and mid-coast Maine, providing a continuum of coordinated mental healthcare from outpatient community offices to inpatient acute care at Spring Harbor Hospital. Learn more at www.mainebehavioralhealthcare.org.

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies and nearly 1,700 employed physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With more than 23,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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