Chief Medical Officer
John Alexander, MD, MHCM, FACEP, joined Central Maine Medical Center in 2018 and is the system’s chief medical officer. He is responsible for the system’s quality, regulatory compliance, research and medical affairs, as well as pharmacy and case management operations.
Dr. Alexander has also served as CMH’s chief quality officer and the medical director of CMH’s Maine Urgent Care. He is the current president of the Central Maine Accountable Care Organization, a local network of hospitals and providers that coordinate care for Medicare patients, and had held the interim president’s role.
He was previously the chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs, quality and safety for Dallas-based Steward Health Care’s Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill, Mass. Prior to those roles, Dr. Alexander was leader of integrated medicine, chief of emergency services and medical director of wound care services at York Hospital in Maine and emergency services director at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
A native of York County, Dr. Alexander returned to Maine after earning his bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Boston College, his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his master’s degree in health care management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.