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Roraff to Take on New Role at EMHS; Ronan named interim CEO

Release Date: 03/31/2014

Blue Hill, Maine – (March 27, 2014) – M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, president and CEO of EMHS announced today that Greg Roraff, FACHE, president and CEO of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, and senior vice president of EMHS, has accepted a new position in the system. Effective April 1, Greg will begin working on short-term projects that need focused leadership. Michelle also announced that John Ronan, FACHE will be stepping into the role of interim CEO. John is currently the hospital’s chief operating officer. 

Greg’s new role is reflective of the succession planning Michelle has in place with all EMHS senior leaders, she said. “Greg recently told me that he plans to retire in the coming months. During our discussion, it became clear EMHS can use his expertise during this transition to work on certain efforts across EMHS while allowing us to plan for an orderly transition of leadership at Blue Hill during this strategically important time in that organization’s mission.”  

Greg said he is excited about this new opportunity. “While I greatly enjoy being the CEO at BHMH, and am fortunate to work with some of the greatest people of my career, I am very energized about this last chapter of my career. I feel blessed to be a part of EMHS. This is a natural transition before returning to my native Wisconsin and whatever retirement brings.”

Frank Wanning, chairman of the Board of Trustees for Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, said he has enjoyed working with Greg during the past four years. “I knew he was contemplating retirement, and am so pleased that his expertise will be used at EMHS before that happens.” Frank also credited Greg with advancing the hospital’s strategic planning process to a new level.

John Ronan has been with EMHS for 17 years, the last four at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.  “I came to Blue Hill in 2010 and immediately fell in love with the community and the hospital. I am excited about the possibilities before us, and on a personal note, I want to thank Greg for the trust he placed in me. I will build on his foundational work of making Blue Hill Memorial Hospital a great place to work.” John has two masters’ degrees, one in business administration and one in science and human relations.

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