Stephens Memorial Hospital Welcomes Dr Kim Perreault as New Chief Medical Officer

February 5, 2024

Contact: Abbie Graiver

Kim Perreault, MD

NORWAY, ME – Stephens Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kim Perreault as the new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Perreault will begin her new role on February 5, 2024 and takes over for Dr. Ryan Knapp who was recently promoted to the Vice President of Physician and Ambulatory Services for Stephens and MaineHealth Medical Group, Mountain Region.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Perreault will lead Stephens medical staff, ensuring high-quality care and enhancing the patient experience. Dr. Perreault will also act as the main liaison between the medical staff, local board and Stephens' leadership team. Collaborating closely with CMO colleagues in the MaineHealth system, she'll drive system-wide initiatives for improved health care.

Stephens president Jeff Noblin stated, "Dr. Perreault will be a perfect fit here. Her attitude, leadership experience, and desire to improve patient care will make a measurable difference to our care team members, patients and our community. Dr. Perreault is known for her exceptional leadership skills and her ability to foster a collaborative and forward-thinking health care environment."

Dr. Perreault is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with a distinguished career marked by her commitment to excellence and a drive for positive change. Since 2007, she has been a provider at Southern Maine Health Care, most recently serving as the Medical Director of Emergency Services, where her impressive track record showcases her dedication to advancing health care standards and ensuring the well-being of every care team member and patient. 

Dr. Perreault earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency training at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. She also completed the MaineHealth Physician Leadership and Development Fellowship program in 2016 and is currently enrolled in the Hanley Physician and Provider Executive Leadership Institute. Her academic achievements and continuous pursuit of knowledge reflect her dedication to staying at the forefront of evolving medical practices and innovations.


About Stephens Memorial Hospital
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. SMH is part of MaineHealth.

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.