Nursing Home Group Gets New President
The former Mayor of Westbrook has been named president of Rosscare, Eastern Maine Healthcare System's not-for-profit company that oversees the Rosscare Nursing Homes throughout Maine. Colleen Hilton is currently an EMHS senior vice president and president of the system’s VNA Home Health Hospice.
EMHS president and CEO M. Michelle Hood says Hilton has dedicated her career to ensuring quality homecare and hospice services are available throughout Maine. "Those services are often closely linked to skilled or long-term care and rehabilitative services, so it makes sense to combine oversight of post-acute care under one office,”
Hilton takes over the Rosscare presidency from Jeffrey Doran, who will continue as vice president of system clinical services for EMHS and is working to advance a systemwide medical group.
Hilton has served in administrative capacities for the past 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Southern Maine, and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Health Policy and Management from USM’s Muskie Institute, and is an alumna of the Daniel Hanley Health Leadership Development program.
She has served on the Home Care Alliance of Maine Board of Directors, is a member of the Organization of Maine Nurse Executives, is a past chair of the Cumberland District Public Health Council and serves in other healthcare professional advisory roles.
She was the first woman elected as mayor of the City of Westbrook and served three terms from 2009-2016.
Hilton was recognized in 2016 by the HomeCare & Hospice Alliance of Maine with a Distinguished Service award, and was a 2007 recipient of the Department of Education Commissioner’s Recognition Award for her work in Truancy, Dropout and Alternative Education.
Rosscare is a not-for-profit company for Rosscare Nursing Homes, which is a joint venture with First Atlantic Health. First Atlantic owns and operates 20 long-term care facilities throughout Maine. Together Rosscare and First Atlantic own six long-term care facilities: Ross Manor and Stillwater Health Care in Bangor, Katahdin Health Care in Millinocket, Colonial Health Care in Lincoln, Hibbard Nursing in Dover Foxcroft and Dexter Health Care in Dexter, and Sylvia Ross Home in Bangor.
Rosscare also operates Live Safe, a personal emergency response program with approximately 600 monthly subscribers in the Bangor and Waterville regions, and more than 500 subscribers in the Presque Isle area.