Androscoggin Home HealthCare hires MaineGeneral administrator, 2 others

Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, in Lewiston, has announced the addition of three new hires to its leadership team: Kristin Melville, as director of marketing and development; Katherine Sperl, as chief administrative officer; and Dottie Sargent Carroll, as director of compliance and performance improvement.

Melville is a graduate of Jamestown Community College and State University College at Fredonia, where she earned degrees in humanities and English/journalism. She is an experienced fundraising professional, having worked in nonprofit fundraising and community relations for more than 20 years.

Sperl most recently was director of human resources at Health Affiliates Maine. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University, where she earned a degree in merchandising and business; and New England College, where she received her master’s degree in health care administration. She has worked in human resources and educational roles for health care organizations for more than 20 years.

Carroll, a registered nurse, is a graduate of Central Maine Medical School of Nursing. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in business with a concentration in health care administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She has spent her career in numerous health care administration and management roles, most recently as manager of health care quality at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

Franklin Memorial Hospital installs new MRI scanner


Franklin Memorial Hospital’s eight-month expansion of its facility to house a new magnetic resonance imaging scanner is now complete in Farmington.

The new MRI technology now is being used with patients.

“This is an important hospital investment toward better serving our patients,” said Kim Turner, FMH director of radiology, cardiology, and pulmonary services, in a news release from the hospital. “The scanner’s state-of-the-art platform makes it one of the most versatile and powerful systems available to date with feet-first, whole body coverage.”

The new scanner features advanced wide-bore technology to improve patients’ experiences by operating with less noise, decreasing feelings of claustrophobia, and accommodating heavier patients up to 500 pounds. In addition, patients choose their favorite nature video to view, lighting hue and music during the procedure to create a soothing environment.

MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Radiologic technologist Jake Dumais looks over the new magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, equipment recently at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

McDonough new president of Anthem in Maine


Denise McDonough has been appointed president of Anthem’s commercial business in Maine, according to a news release from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine, based in South Portland.

McDonough joined Anthem in 2010 as director of sales in New Hampshire. In 2011, she was promoted to her current role as regional vice president of sales for the New Hampshire commercial plan, where she has led growth and retention efforts across Anthem’s large group, small group and individual business lines for the last seven years.

Before her career at Anthem, McDonough was in sales management at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for 13 years.

McDonough has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree from Emerson College. She is a member of the board of directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates-NH. She will be based at Anthem’s South Portland office.

Portland Chamber honors Dead River Co. chief

Deanna Sherman, president and CEO of Dead River Co., is the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2018-29 award recipient for Leadership in the Private Sector.


Sherman is scheduled to receive her award at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual event, Imagine Portland, on Jan. 30 at Brick South, on Thompson’s Point in Portland.

At Dead River, Deanna Sherman oversees one of the largest energy companies in northern New England. Founded in 1909, Dead River is family-owned, with more than 1,000 employees serving customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northern Massachusetts. Sherman joined the company in 1986 and has worked in leadership roles including district manager, region manager and vice president of the energy division.

The Leadership in the Private Sector Award is awarded to an individual or organization that contributes to the Greater Portland community through active leadership or individual efforts in civic or charitable activities, stimulates growth and prosperity, advocates on behalf of the business community, and leads through the private sector.

Sherman earned her bachelor’s degree from Colby College, majoring in government/public policy and French. After attaining her first management position at Dead River, Sherman returned to the classroom and received her Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Southern Maine.

Sherman is active in the community through her present and past board involvement with United Way of Greater Portland’s Women United, Educate Maine, Junior Achievement of Maine, the Maine Energy Marketers Association, the University of Southern Maine Foundation and the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.

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