Central Maine Healthcare (CMHC) has named Ryan McKeown as its Vice President of Strategy and Managed Care. He started July 3.
McKeown will develop CMHC’s strategy to position the system for long-term success as a regional healthcare innovator and patient experience leader. Initially, he’ll focus on exploring strategic partnerships and markets, strengthening the system’s payer and employer relationships, and developing a vision to reshape how CMHC measures and delivers quality healthcare and value in central and western Maine.
A native Mainer, McKeown’s healthcare leadership experience began at Martin’s Point Health Care where he was responsible for driving programs and provider partnerships, ultimately achieving Medicare’s highest rating for quality and member satisfaction. Most recently he served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Integration for Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. While there, he executed multiple strategic partnerships and investments resulting in new market opportunities and capabilities driving revenue growth and expanded payer and provider relationships and physician engagement.
“I’m excited to continue my work in healthcare leadership. Central Maine Healthcare has been providing high-quality healthcare in central and western Maine for more than 125 years, and I’m looking forward to creating strategies that will allow CMHC to serve this region for another 125 years,” said McKeown.
McKeown’s efforts to help drive revenue growth and set new patient experience standards at CMHC will allow it to innovate, grow and continuously exceed the expectations of the communities it serves.
McKeown, his wife Lynne, an elementary school teacher, and their two dogs return home to Maine from Nashville, Tennessee.