Western Maine Health selects health care leader with broad experience to be its next president
April 12, 2023
NORWAY, Maine – An experienced health care leader with more than 20 years in hospital and ambulatory leadership positions across the country has been selected as the next president of Western Maine Health / Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Jeff Noblin, FACHE, who most recently served as the CEO of a West Virginia hospital, replaces Andrea Patstone, who was promoted to the role of coastal region president within MaineHealth.
“All of us on the search committee were impressed with Jeff. He presents as a warm and engaging leader who prioritizes support for the local community in addition to his organization’s care team,” said Trampas Hutches, president of MaineHealth’s mountain region, which includes Western Maine Health in Norway, Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington and Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H.
Noblin has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration and has held several leadership positions throughout his career, including more than 15 years as a hospital CEO. He most recently served as the chief executive officer of Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.V. Prior to that, he held executive positions at hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the country, including in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Noblin holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business and Communications from Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
Noblin, who will start in his new role in Norway on Monday, April 10th, says he is excited about leading Western Maine Health and contributing to the leadership team of the Mountain Region within MaineHealth. He said the combination of working in a community as livable and dynamic as Norway and greater-Oxford County, as well as joining the region’s leading integrated healthcare system in MaineHealth, made for a very attractive opportunity.
“This community offers so much, including a local health care organization with a strong tradition and track record of excellence,” said Noblin. “I’m excited to be a part of the team that will build on that tradition and work with our team to make Norway and greater-Oxford County one of the healthiest communities in the nation.”
Jeff Noblin, FACHE
About WMH/Stephens Memorial Hospital
Western Maine Health is the parent of Stephens Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital and offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services including Western Maine Multi-Medical Specialists, school-based health clinics and community educational programs. Western Maine Health is part of 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.