Newswise — (Baltimore, MD – July 6th, 2020) – David N. Maine, M.D. is the new President & CEO of Mercy Health Services (MHS), effective July 1st, 2020. In January 2020, the Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees named Dr. Maine as Mercy’s future President & CEO following Thomas R. Mullen’s decision to retire after 28 years of successful service. Dr. Maine’s appointment marks the first time a physician has led the hospital and health system in its 145-year history. Mercy Health Services is the parent of Mercy Medical Center, a university-affiliated hospital in Downtown Baltimore founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1874.
“As a longtime Mercy physician leader, Dr. Maine is uniquely qualified to bolster and further expand Mercy’s award-winning clinical programs, enhancing Mercy’s singular position as an independent, Catholic health system with statewide reach,” said Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair of the Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees. “For more than a decade at Mercy, Dr. Maine has consistently demonstrated clinical and business excellence, compassion for our patients, and a deep personal commitment to our mission and values. He’s exactly the right leader at the right time for Mercy.”
“I am honored and humbled to be selected by the Board of Trustees to follow in Tom’s footsteps as President & CEO of Mercy Health Services,” Dr. David Maine said. “As a result of Sister Helen’s and Tom’s leadership over the years, Mercy is blessed with outstanding physicians, providers, nurses, staff and a strong team of executive leaders all committed to moving Mercy forward for many years to come,” Dr. Maine said. “In addition, Mercy has established itself as the premier physician-friendly health system in the region where physicians feel the freedom to practice medicine in the way they know is best for their patients and that has translated to high-quality care with our patients at the center of everything we do.”
“Mercy has become a strong regional health system through the creation of Centers of Excellence led by renowned physicians who developed nationally-recognized clinical programs and by building a large network of high-quality primary and specialty care sites, downtown and around the beltway,” Mr. Mullen said. “The selection of Dr. Maine is a natural extension of Mercy’s physician-driven culture and our mission to serve patients throughout the region within a community of compassionate care. I wish him the very best as he leads Mercy into the future.”
Dr. David Maine, 43, has served as Executive Vice President for Mercy Health Services since October 2019, responsible for all MHS operations, overseeing the Medical Center, specialty and primary care physician networks, and Mercy affiliates. Prior to assuming the Executive Vice President role, he was Executive Vice President of Mercy’s Physician Enterprise, focusing on the growth of its physician network. Dr. Maine has also served as President of Medical Staff; as Senior Vice President of Clinical Transformation, leading Mercy’s efforts to launch the SurgCenter of Towson; and since 2007, as Medical Director of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy, perennially earning distinction as a Baltimore magazine “Top Doctor”.
Dr. Maine lives in Pikesville, Maryland with his wife, also a physician, and their two children. He was born the son of Jewish-Iraqi refugees who fled Iraq for Europe in 1972 due to the ongoing persecution of the religious minority. With the assistance of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an international refugee aid organization, Dr. Maine’s family eventually immigrated to the United States, settling in Rochester, New York in 1974. (Learn more about Dr. David Maine’s story).
Dr. Maine attended local public schools in Irondequoit, New York. He then matriculated at the University of Rochester School of Arts and Science and the University of Rochester School of Medicine graduating in 2002 with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology and his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
“With Dr. Maine taking the helm, I have no doubt Mercy will continue its special commitment to the poor and underserved and remain a shining beacon of light and hope for our City,” said Baltimore Archbishop William Lori. “We are grateful for Sister Helen Amos’ continuing service as Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees and Mercy’s ongoing promise to remain an independent, locally-governed health system, fully committed to its Catholic identity.”
“Mercy is well-positioned under the leadership of Dr. David Maine as the new President and CEO to carry forward Mercy’s mission and values as inspired by the life of our founder, Catherine McAuley,” said Sister Pat Coward, RSM, Health Ministry Liaison for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community. “We look forward to working with Dr. Maine to continue to further our health care ministry for the people of Baltimore.”
Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated hospital with a national reputation for women’s health care. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com and MDMercyMedia on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.