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Copley Hospital CEO Art Mathisen Leaving Copley

March 22, 2019

Arthur Mathisen, President and CEO of Copley Health Systems, Inc. has announced plans to leave Copley, after three years of service with the Hospital.

Art will be pursuing a new career as the President of Memorial Hospital in North Conway New Hampshire, a member of MaineHealth. Like Copley, Memorial is a Critical Access Hospital, and Art will be well prepared to handle the challenges of delivering health care in a rural New England community.

“This of course comes with mixed feelings as I love so much about Copley and community. Jen and I have truly made this home and never imagined a new opportunity with two great organizations would become a reality,” said Mathisen. “Having the opportunity to lead another excellent critical access hospital in a beautiful area that is positioned to leverage the resources of a leading health system is an ideal opportunity for my family and me. What made this a very difficult decision are the relationships and close friendships Jen and I have developed at Copley and this community,” he said.

Art was born in Portland and raised in Bangor as the oldest of six brothers. Art earned his master’s in health care administration from Baylor University in 2006, and over his 18 years as an Army officer, he held several Medical Service Corps posts with growing responsibility, culminating with his role as chief operating officer of Munson Army Health Center in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After retiring from the military in 2013, he held a previous hospital executive role in Virginia.

“Copley has a great leadership team at all levels and a dedicated board that will continue to move Copley in the right direction. The staff’s dedication to patients, the community and each other is top notch. I know that they will continue to do great things at Copley and support the next CEO with the same vigor and enthusiasm they have provided me,” stated Mathisen

Copley’s Board of Trustees will meet to work out the next steps to ensure a smooth transition in leadership.