From staff reports

Peter E. Chalke, who has served as the president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare since 2001, has announced that he will retire in the summer of 2016 after over three decades of service to the organization.

Central Maine Healthcare is the parent company to numerous health care institutions in central Maine, including Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital and the Central Maine Medical Group, a network of over 400 health care providers.

Board Chairwoman Deborah Dunlap Avasthi said in a statement that Chalke would assist the organization’s new CEO, who has not yet been identified, during the transition.