Amy Cotton Accepts New Job with HCA

Brewer, Maine – (April 4, 2018) – EMHS vice president, chief engagement and experience officer, Amy Cotton, MSN, RN, FAAN has accepted a similar position with HCA, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies.
Cotton has 31 years of service at EMHS in both clinical care and operational leadership roles.  She began her career as a staff nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center and was quickly promoted to department head nurse. She went on to become a Family and Gerontological nurse practitioner and was instrumental in the development and leadership of quality geriatric services in central and northern Maine. She also has served on numerous boards as a community advocate and provider of care to older adults.
As EMHS’ first vice president, patient engagement and chief experience officer, Cotton played a key leadership role in the design and implementation of a matrixed EMHS Quality Department, leading an aligned and unified approach to foster excellence in patient experience across the system.  “I am thrilled with the opportunity to take the many skills I have learned during my tenure at EMHS and apply them in the next chapter of my career.  As vice president of patient experience with the South Atlantic Division of HCA, I will be working at hospitals in South Carolina, Georgia, and north Florida on improving the patient experience — including patient safety, clinically effective care, and excellence in service. This is an amazing opportunity and I am so thankful for my many mentors and experiences at EMHS and throughout Maine that well prepared me for this next chapter of my life,” stated Cotton.
Cotton’s last day with EMHS will be April 25. She will be relocating to Charleston, SC at the end of the month. 
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