Maine-based St. Mary's Health System CEO resigns for new opportunity

Lewiston, Maine-based St. Mary's Health System CEO Chris A. Chekouras is stepping down, effective Oct. 6, according to a Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal report.

A spokesperson for Tewksbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health said that he has "accepted a position elsewhere to be closer to family," according to the report. The spokesperson noted that Mr. Chekouras is originally from the Mid-Atlantic region.

Mr. Chekouras assumed the CEO position at St. Mary's in 2015. Covenant Health President and CEO David Lincoln noted in a statement, "[Mr. Chekouras] has been insightful and instrumental in the system leadership reorganization process we are now implementing," the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal reports.

Covenant Health is searching for an interim leader and has retained a recruitment company to aid in the search.

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