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Crewse, CEO of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, will oversee Maine Medical Center in Portland and Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford. He begins in January, 2024
PORTLAND, Maine – MaineHealth announced today that following a nationwide search, it has selected Britt Crewse, MBA, MHS, CPA, to serve as its next regional president overseeing operations at Maine Medical Center in Portland and Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford. Crewse (pronounced cruise) will assume his role in January, 2024.
“We are very pleased to have identified and attracted a candidate of Britt’s caliber and commitment to providing high-quality health care,” said Andrew Mueller, MD, Chief Executive Officer of MaineHealth. “Britt comes to us with more than 30 years of health care experience and an impressive list of accomplishments. In getting to know Britt, it became clear to us that he shares MaineHealth’s passion for our vision of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America and I believe he will make excellent contributions to our care team.”
Crewse has served as the chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. since 2020. In that role, he oversees University Hospital, Wallace Conerly Critical Care Hospital and Wiser Hospital, all on the Medical Center’s Jackson campus. During his time there he has helped to lead measurable improvements in quality, safety and patient experience. He previously served as chief operating officer of adult hospitals between 2018 and 2020. Prior to the University of Mississippi, Crewse had leadership roles at Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., Ernst & Young LLP and Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.
Britt holds a Master of Health Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
“MaineHealth’s care team has an incredible reputation for providing patient-centered care, educating caregivers and researching better ways to provide care,” Crewse said.” It’s that mission, the dedicated professionals behind it and the positive impact they have together on the communities they serve that drew me to Maine Medical Center and Southern Maine Health Care.”
In his role as regional president, Crewse will oversee all clinical care and operations for Maine Medical Center and Southern Maine Health Care. Portland-based MMC is Maine’s largest hospital with 700 licensed beds, is the state’s only academic medical center and home to its only Level 1 trauma center. SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford.
About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 700 beds and employing more than 9,600 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.
About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare organization with a non-profit mission “to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.” SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services and Walk-In Care centers in York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. SMHC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. To learn more, visit www.smhc.org.