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Maine Behavioral Healthcare taps experienced professional from the Maine Health Care Association to lead communications

August 02, 2022

Contact: Val Compagna
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Nadine Grosso will bring more than 20 years’ experience as a health care communications professional to the state’s leading provider of behavioral health services.

Nadine Grosso
Nadine Grosso

South Portland and Westbrook, MaineMaine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) announced today that it has appointed an experienced health care communications professional to the role of director of communications and public affairs.

Nadine Grosso, who for more than 20 years has served as the vice president and director of communications with the Maine Health Care Association, will be joining MBH Aug. 22 as director of communications and public affairs.

Grosso joins MBH after serving as the communications leader of an organization that representing more than 200 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Maine, a role she has had since 2000.

“Nadine’s experience aligns well with our mission at MBH,” said Kelly Barton, MBH president. “She knows what it is like to advocate for vulnerable populations on behalf of a health care provider.”

Prior to her current role, Grosso worked as director of public relations for the Health Care Association of New Jersey and prior to that was program director of the Cherry Hill (N.J.) Municipal Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She started her career as a public relations assistant at a community hospital in Pennsylvania.

“Nadine is thoughtful and strategic and understands well the critical role that communications plays for health care providers, both in communities and among care teams. I am confident she will be an effective spokesperson for our organization as we pursue our vision and mission on behalf the communities we serve,” said Barton.

"Serving the communications needs of Maine Behavioral Healthcare's patients and care team members provides me with an opportunity to continue work on behalf of those in our community who depend on dedicated health care professionals for their wellbeing,” said Grosso. “The MBH mission matters and is even more vital as our communities emerge from the public health emergency. This is a chance to make a real difference in people’s lives.”Grosso replaces Marc Glass, who left MBH earlier this year to lead communication efforts at the Mitchell Institute in Augusta. In her role, Grosso will be responsible for external and internal communications, making sure MBH’s patients, care team members and the broader community are aware of the work done every day at the organization in support of those with behavioral health needs.


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

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth 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 General 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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