Steve Littleson Is the New President of Central Maine Healthcare
Steven Littleson was appointed President of Central Maine Healthcare this spring after serving as Head of Central Maine Medical Center since 2020.
CMMC Hospitals of Rumford and Bridgton were affected by staff shortages during the pandemic, suspending pediatric admissions while closing its neonatal intensive care unit this month.
Early Life and Education
Littleson, an accomplished healthcare executive with experience at several East Coast hospitals, joined Central Maine Healthcare as president of their Lewiston system in 2020 and since July has served as interim CEO. Prior to that he held key roles at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia and Hackensack Meridian Health in Edison, N.J.
Littleson is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has held board positions at both New Jersey Hospital Association and Council of Teaching Hospitals. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Gettysburg College, an MSPH from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute School of Health Administration Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute School of Health Administration Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute School of Health Administration Milken Institute School of Public Health as well as his Doctorate from Walden University. Debra lives happily in Raymond with their Old English Sheepdog Liberty!
Steve Littleson is an experienced health care executive, having held various leadership roles throughout his career. Additionally, he is actively involved with numerous professional organizations; serving on the Boards of Directors for both New Jersey Hospital Association and Council of Teaching Hospitals respectively as well as community service boards like Boys Scouts of America and Red Cross.
Central Maine Healthcare in Lewiston has appointed him the President and CEO since July, when he replaced Jeff Brickman. Since taking this post he has spearheaded the establishment of a cancer center and enhanced quality metrics at CMMC.
He served as regional president for Jefferson Health in Philadelphia and held senior roles at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) in Edison, New Jersey. Additionally, he currently oversees two rural critical access hospitals within CMH network – Rumford and Bridgton hospitals – under his presidency.
Achievement and Honors
Steven G. Littleson, president and COO of Hackensack Meridian Health Hospital Services Division was today installed as Chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association at their 98th annual meeting held today in Princeton. Littleson succeeded Leslie Hirsch as president of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in Denville when they both retired as NJHA Chairman. Littleson is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has held positions as officer and chairman on both boards for New Jersey Hospital Association and Council of Teaching Hospitals in New Jersey. Dr. Rehling also holds adjunct faculty appointments at Monmouth University and regularly guest lecturing duties for Peking University MBA program in Beijing, China. His academic credentials include bachelor and master degrees from Gettysburg College’s Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University as well as a doctorate degree from Walden University.
Central Maine Healthcare announced the appointment of Steven Littleson as President and CEO on Friday, as reported by Mainebiz. Littleson had been serving in an interim capacity since July 19, following the resignation of former CEO Jeff Brickman from Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare.
Littleson brings extensive healthcare leadership experience from his time spent working at numerous hospitals throughout the East Coast. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Littleson also serves on boards such as New Jersey Hospital Association and New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals as well as various community service organizations.
He earned his undergraduate degree at Gettysburg College, his master’s in health administration from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute School of Public Health Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and his doctorate from Walden University. Debra and Liberty, their Old English Sheepdog reside with him in Raymond.
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Today, Littleson serves as president of CMH, overseeing efforts to increase coordination between different parts of the health system, improve performance on quality metrics and enhance workplace culture. He holds both a PhD in business administration from Walden University and an MA from The George Washington University.