Maine Behavioral Healthcare faucets are experienced specialists from the Maine Health Care Communication Leadership Association

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Contact: Val Compagna
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Nadine Grosso will bring over 20 years of experience as a healthcare communications specialist to the state’s leading provider of behavioral health services.

Nadine Grosso
Nadine Grosso

South Portland and Westbrook, Maine Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) today announced that it has appointed an experienced healthcare communications specialist to the position of Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

Nadine Grossowho has served for more than 20 years as vice president and director of communications with the Maine Health Care Association, will join MBH on August 22 as director of communications and public affairs.

Grosso joined MBH after serving as a communications leader for an organization representing more than 200 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Maine, a role she has held since 2000.

“Nadine’s experience aligns well with our mission at MBH,” he said. Kelly Barton, Head of MBH. “She knows what it means to advocate for vulnerable populations on behalf of the health care provider.”

Prior to her current role, Grosso served as the Director of Public Relations for the Health Care Association of New Jersey and before that she was the director of the Cherry Hill (NJ) Municipal Coalition Program on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She began her career as a public relations assistant at a community hospital in Pennsylvania.

“Nadine is thoughtful, strategic, and well aware of the critical role communications play for healthcare providers, both in communities and among care teams. I am confident that she will be an effective spokesperson for our organization as we pursue our vision and mission on behalf of the communities we serve,” Barton said.

“Meeting the communications needs of Maine Behavioral Healthcare patients and members of the care team provides me with an opportunity to continue working on behalf of those in our community who depend on dedicated healthcare professionals for their well-being,” Grosso said. More vital as our societies emerge from a public health emergency. This is an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. “Groso replaces Mark Glass, who left MBH earlier this year to lead communication efforts at the Mitchell Institute in Augusta. In her role, Grosso will be responsible for external and internal communications, ensuring that MBH patients, members of the care team and the broader community are aware of the work being undertaken It is done daily in the organization to support people with behavioral health needs.

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About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 20,000 children, teens, and adults in more than 30 locations across the south, west, and central coast of Maine, providing a continuum of coordinated mental health care from outpatient community offices to acute patient care. Interns at Spring Harbor Hospital. Learn more at www.mainebehavioralhealthcare.org.

About Mine Health
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is to “work together so that our communities are the healthiest in America”. It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 working and independent physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment to 1.1 million residents of Maine and New Hampshire. They include Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, Lincoln Health in Damariscotta and Port Boothbay, Behavioral Health Care in Maine in South Portland, Maine Healthcare at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, and Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire, Central Coast – Parkview Health in Brunswick, Nord DX in Scarborough, Ben Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Healthcare in Bedford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stevens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Healthcare in Norway. MaineHealth’s subsidiaries include Maine Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She is also an important stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.