New Acadia Hospital President

EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood is pleased to announce that Scott Oxley, vice president and chief operating officer (COO) for Acadia Hospital, has accepted the role of EMHS senior vice president and president of Acadia Hospital.
For the past 24 years, Oxley has been a valuable and highly skilled member of the EMHS team. Most recently, during the past two years as Acadia’s COO, he has overseen all business aspects for the majority of direct patient care and support functions, in addition to leading a variety of clinic and community-based services. Before joining the Acadia team, Oxley’s career has spanned an expansive list of other leadership roles across EMHS, including interim treasurer and chief financial officer for EMHS, EMHS vice president of corporate services, chief executive officer for Affiliated, and EMHS vice president and chief accounting officer. Prior to joining the EMHS family in 1993, Oxley worked for two national accounting firms, Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick. 
Hood shares, “During his tenure with us, Scott has led many organizational optimization projects at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Affiliated Healthcare, and Acadia Hospital to ensure, as a system, we continue to best meet the needs of our patients. His inspiring leadership qualities and extensive experience and expertise in business, finance, and patient care administration, positions him well to successfully lead Acadia Hospital into the future.”
Oxley is a certified public accountant, holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Maine, and a bachelor's degree in public accounting from Husson University. In addition, he is a graduate of both the Bangor Region Leadership Institute and the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership. He is currently active in a number of civic organizations in addition to volunteering many years as a Boy Scout leader and coach of youth athletics. Scott will assume the role of president in conjunction with the retirement of Dan Coffey, current president, on September 30.
About Acadia Hospital:
Acadia Hospital, a member organization of EMHS, is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives. For more information, please go to www.acadiahospital.org.
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