Kris Doody, RN, MSB, and Chief Executive Officer at Cary Medical Center in Caribou has been named CEO Of the year by Quorum Health Resources.

Cary Medical Center

“It had no idea”, said Doody who had traveled to the Nashville meeting unaware that she would be the recipient of the award.  “As I was listening to Quorum’s President Mickey Bilbrey introduce the winner I did not know he was talking about me until he got down to some specific information.  I am honored to accept the award on behalf of the outstanding family of caregivers and support staff that has created one of America’s finest rural hospitals right here in Caribou, Maine.”

Doody began work at Cary as a Volunteer Candy Striper.  At age 18 she became a Certified Nurse’s Aide.  She earned her Degree in Nursing at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at Regents College in New York, and her Masters of Science in Business at Husson University.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  She worked as a staff nurse in various departments at Cary and was later appointed surgical services coordinator and served in that position for ten years.  She was then named Chief Operating Officer and later served as Interim CEO.  She was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Doody has also been the recipient of multiple state and national awards.

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