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News Monday, July 24, 2017

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston welcomes Eileen Skinner as administrator

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is pleased to welcome Eileen F. Skinner, MHA FACHE, as its newest administrator. Skinner joins the Boston Shriners Hospital after many years as president and CEO of Mercy Health System of Maine in Portland, Maine. During her time at Mercy, she oversaw a significant healthcare system expansion and led the organization through a merger with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

“We are beginning a new chapter at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and we could not be more excited to have Eileen at the helm,” said Robert Baker, CPA, chairman, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. “She brings a track record of professional excellence and proven leadership that will allow us to expand the scope of our services and continue to carry out our mission of providing care to children regardless of their families’ ability to pay.”

Prior to her nearly 14 years of leadership at Mercy Health System and Hospital, Skinner served as executive vice president of the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and chief executive officer of Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. A native of New Orleans, Skinner did her undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s Dominican College, where she received a double degree in biology and medical technology. She received a master’s degree in health care administration from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

“I am very excited to take the next step in my career in a role that advances the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Skinner. “As the new administrator of the hospital, I am honored to join the team of leaders and staff who are committed to providing exceptional care and service. Together we will face a rapidly evolving health care environment, looking for creative ways to stay true to the mission. When I talked to the hospital’s leaders and met the children and their families, I knew it was the place for me.”

Skinner is a member of the Maine Historical Society Board and Chair of its Governance Committee.  She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and the University of New England, Deborah Morton Society.  She is a past board member of the Maine Hospital Association, Portland Regional Chamber, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Hanley Center for Healthcare Leadership, and St. Joseph’s College of Maine.  She recently achieved Fellowship Certification in corporate governance through the National Association of Corporate Directors.  

Her first day at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is July 24, 2017.