Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, York Hospital President and CEO

As I begin my tenure as CEO of York Hospital, I welcome the opportunity to introduce myself to the people of Southern Maine and the Seacoast. I am grateful for the confidence that the Board of Trustees has placed in me, and the opportunity they have provided to work alongside our caregivers. The caring and dedication to patients that they demonstrate inspires me – I share their commitment to putting each uniquely individual patient at the center of everything we do.

If the events of the past year have taught me anything, it’s that nothing can be taken for granted. COVID-19 provided a previously unimaginable setting for challenges and hardships in both our professional and personal lives. Our community has endured too much loss as a result, and I share in your sorrow and grief. But I also see resilience, and understand the importance of drawing on the strengths of our collective history and traditions to move forward. The leadership of my predecessors was integral in building the York Hospital we know today and, as important, the strong community support that has enabled York Hospital to expand and grow. With confidence and humility, my hope is that your support will continue as we greet tomorrow, next year, and the decades that follow.

While my career had its start much farther south and at a larger hospital – Holy Cross Hospital/Trinity Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – my approach to health care here at York Hospital will remain patient-focused. Trusted and quality patient care is at the center of everything we do. As an emergency medicine physician, I’ve maintained my board certification throughout my thirty-year tenure, and plan to periodically serve in the ER at York Hospital as well. Interacting with patients and the teams who care for them keeps me connected and current. Over many years and varied positions, from ED Director, CMO, VP to COO, I’m well acquainted with strategic, budgetary and operational responsibility, while also understanding what motivates a team to collaborate and achieve goals.

Most recently as CEO, I led numerous capital projects and served on a leadership group committed to establishing a diversity policy. My service on various non-profit boards and engagement with local, grass roots causes connected me more closely to the community we served. It will be my privilege to serve Southern Maine in a similar capacity.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jennifer Cutts; Chief Financial Officer, Robin LaBonte; Board of Trustee Chair, Wendy Cote; CEO, Dr. Patrick Taylor; Board of Trustee Vice Chair, Daniel Morrison.

Although this past year has been challenging, an affirming and positive momentum abounds, as York Hospital embraces the changes before us; we prepare to transform in order to meet both the evolving needs of our patients and our health care system. Throughout this journey, we remain dedicated to the highest standards of quality and safety. And I pledge that a friendly face and a compassionate heart will also remain a constant as we care for you.

The foundation is in place for York Hospital to become the preferred choice for the health care needs of our community, and a destination for the best in medicine to share their expertise and knowledge. Our physicians, caregivers and I are all committed to earning the trust of every patient, every day. We believe that a thriving hospital is the bedrock of a thriving community. As I step into my new role as president and CEO, I commit eagerly and with passion to work toward the success of both.

Patrick A. Taylor, MD
President and CEO

Note:  For further information, please contact our Community Relations team at 207-351-2385 or [email protected].