Vice President of Primary Care and Specialty Services, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Northern Light Inland Hospital
Paul R. Arsenault Jr., MS. Ed, LSSBB, FACHE, RHCEOC is the vice president of Primary and Specialty Care for Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield and Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville. Paul became the vice president at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in 2015 and at Inland Hospital in November, 2021.
In partnership with Dr. Nishan "Nick" Chobanian, senior physician executive, Paul is responsible for the Medical Group at both hospitals. Together they oversee all of the practices, new business development, provider recruitment, quality, and patient experience.
Additionally, in partnership with Dr. David McDermott, Paul is responsible for the Mid-Maine Medical Group which includes both Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Inland Hospital, as well as CA Dean Hospital in Greenville and Mayo Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.
Paul believes deeply in achieving the Triple Aim +One of Healthcare (improved patient outcomes, improved patient experience, and sustainable cost of care) and works tirelessly in the pursuit of that effort.
Paul serves as treasurer of the Maine State Medical Group Management System, is on the National Editorial Board for the Journal-Frontiers of Healthcare Management, is a past MSAD #6 School Board member, and is a past member of the Awards Committee for the National Association of Healthcare Quality.
Prior to joining Northern Light Health, Paul was a director at Maine General in Augusta overseeing the primary care practices in Waterville and Oakland. He also spent 15 years with Martin’s Point Health Care in Portland.
Master of Science in Education/Leadership, Saint Joseph’s College
Fellow (Board Certification for Healthcare Executives), American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
National Rural Health Association (Board Certification for Rural Healthcare CEOs)
National Rural Hospital CEO Certification
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