New President and CEO at BHMH


Charlie J. Hatfield II, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH), and M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) have announced that Gregory E. Roraff, FACHE, of Marlette, Michigan has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer of BHMH. Roraff has served as CEO of Marlette Regional Hospital since July 2008.

Hatfield noted that the search committee was very impressed with Roraff’s experience and expertise. “Greg’s knowledge of rural, critical access hospitals, strategic planning, healthcare systems, and new service development is a great fit for us at this time. His arrival later this month will be one more positive step forward for our hospital.”

Hood praised the leadership of search committee chairperson and incoming board chair, Claire Connor of Brooklin, “The search process was very thorough and there were many talented candidates,” said Hood. “We were especially pleased to have such a fine applicant as Gregory Roraff, and believe he will be a great asset to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and the region. I also look forward to working with him as one of EMHS’ newest leaders.” As CEO of an EMHS member organization, Roraff, like other CEOs in the system, will serve as a senior vice president of EMHS.

Roraff brings a wealth of experience to the job. In addition to serving as CEO of Marlette Regional Hospital, Roraff has served as CEO for Memorial Health Center in Medford, Wisconsin, Powell Hospital in Powell, Wyoming, and Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson, Minnesota. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin at Madison, is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has been very active mentoring local youth to healthcare administration careers.

Outgoing, interim CEO Erik Steele, DO stated that he personally is pleased with the selection of Gregory Roroff as the new CEO at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. Steele added that, “Greg is joining an organization of which I am immensely proud. Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has always been a special place to me, and I am sure the incoming CEO will feel the same way. He will have a wonderful opportunity to be part of a high quality and compassionate group of healthcare professionals. With all of the challenges we face in healthcare today, I believe BHMH is in great hands and well positioned to be a leader in innovative healthcare delivery.”

Roraff and his family will be moving to the Blue Hill peninsula region later this month. They look forward to their move to the coast of Maine.

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