Lewiston, ME 06.07.16 – Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH), announced on May 6th that its board of trustees has chosen Kenneth Albert as the organization's next President & Chief Executive Officer. Albert, who recently served as Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, succeeds Julie Shackley, who served as President & CEO for 10 years. Albert’s first day was Monday, June 6th.
"After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of this innovative and trusted Home Health & Hospice Agency," said Chip Liversidge, chairman of the AHCH board of trustees. "Ken has a track record of strong leadership both inside and outside of health care. This combined with his industry knowledge and a diverse background makes Ken uniquely qualified to lead AHCH successfully into the future."
"I'm honored, and I'm grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated and talented professionals," said Albert. "We provide specialized quality care that impacts the patients and families we care for every day. This is a terrific opportunity that any leader would welcome."
Albert, A graduate of CMMC School of Nursing, moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine, Magna Cum Laude, and a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law with honors in health law. Previously, he served as Director of the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to working in state government, Ken practiced law for several years specializing in health law, professional licensing, and regulatory and compliance law.
Albert resides in Lewiston with his wife of over twenty-five years, Deana Albert, who works for CMMC as a Nurse Practitioner in the long term care setting after practicing at Central Maine Internal Medicine for fifteen years.
Albert is very excited to begin work at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. "In our rapidly changing health care delivery system, people will receive care in three primary settings: hospitals, primary care, and in the community. Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice has been a leader for fifty years working with our local hospitals and medical providers to make sure that members of our community receive the care they need and deserve. I look forward to working with our exceptional staff and all of our community partners to position Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for another successful fifty years of quality care and services for the communities we serve."