Gilmore named chief medical officer

BAR HARBOR —Dr. Edward Gilmore has been named Mount Desert Island Hospital’s first chief medical officer.

A Harvard Medical School graduate, Gilmore brings many years of experience and considerable expertise to the role. He was recently honored for 50 years of medical service by the Maine Medical Association and has long been recognized as a Master of the American College of Physicians, the highest recognition available.

In his new role, Gilmore will serve as a liaison between the medical staff, the administration and the hospital board of trustees. He will bring the perspective of a practicing physician to his work as a member the senior leadership team at the hospital. He also will work to represent the hospital’s medical staff and provide physician input regarding budget issues and other administrative areas of concern. “In the twilight of my career, in the interest of promoting the best possible patient care, I want to try to help other physicians and providers to adjust and function optimally in today’s rapidly changing medical environment,” he said.

Hospital President and CEO Arthur J. Blank said, “MDI Hospital is lucky to have someone of Dr. Gilmore’s caliber who is trusted by both our community and medical staff to partner with senior administration to lead our organization forward.”

Gilmore continues to serve the hospital as chief of medicine.

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