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LRGHealthcare Announces New Chief Financial Officer

LACONIA, NH – LRGHealthcare President and CEO, Kevin W. Donovan is pleased to announce Wayne Bennett as the organization’s next Chief Financial Officer.  Bennett will fill the vacancy left by Henry Lipman who will be leaving the organization January 31 after 32 years of service.
Bennett is currently the CFO of Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) in Farmington, ME; a position he has held since 2012.  He will officially begin his tenure at LRGHealthcare February 13, 2017.
“We are fortunate to have an individual of Wayne’s caliber join our organization,” states Donovan.  “I know he will have a meaningful impact on our continued evolution as a high-quality and well-functioning healthcare provider.”
Bennett comes to LRGHealthcare with 30 years’ experience directing and planning financial activities of complex healthcare systems such as his current organization, which is an $80 million, rural, non-profit healthcare system.  Throughout his time at FCHN, he has taken a number of steps to continuously improve its financial position including developing a disciplined annual strategic planning process to assess the overall financial health of the organization and set future financial targets; as well as installing a decision support platform, including cost accounting, to provide better visibility into the financial performance of the organization. Bennett also played a key role in transitioning the organization to the MaineHealth system.
Prior to his time with FCHN, Bennett held various financial leadership positions for several organizations.  He served as CFO for both Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, VT and Mercy Health Systems of Maine in Portland as well as Director of Finance for Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cleverly, MD and Vice President of Finance for Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston.  He holds an MBA/MHA from the Institute of Health Administration at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA as well as a BS in Biology from Bates College in Lewiston, ME.
Bennett states, “I look forward to joining the community and working with the outstanding medical staff, dedicated employees and board of directors of LRGHealthcare, who have demonstrated to me their commitment to continue to provide the Lakes Region with the quality healthcare it deserves.”

Bennett currently resides in Farmington, ME but will be moving to the area.  Please join Kevin W. Donovan in welcoming Wayne Bennett to the LRGHealthcare family and its communities. 

Wayne Bennett

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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