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Former Mayo Clinic Executive Named President of St. Mary’s Health System and Senior Vice President of Covenant Health


Steven C. Jorgensen Assumes Role August 20, 2018

Steven Jorgensen, President, St. Mary's Health SystemLEWISTON, ME – August 20, 2018 – Following an extensive nationwide search, Covenant Health announced today the appointment of Steven C. Jorgensen as president of St. Mary’s Health System and senior vice president of Covenant Health, effective August 20.

“St. Mary’s Health System has provided compassionate, high-quality care to Lewiston and the surrounding community for 130 years,” said Covenant Health President and CEO David Lincoln. “Steve’s expansive 27-year career at Mayo Clinic, his passion for people and his commitment to our Catholic mission will help ensure St. Mary’s continues to be one of the best healthcare providers in the state and one of the best places to work in Androscoggin County. His goal is to improve the lives of patients, their families and the dedicated team of employees and physicians at St. Mary’s.”

Jorgensen enjoyed a diverse career with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, where he served as head of Human Resources, Administrator for various departments and Chair of Clinical Operations at Mayo’s location in Jacksonville. Over the course of his career, Jorgensen has consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver on strategic goals through collaboration and teamwork, leading to his most recent roles as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development at Essentia Health.

To ensure St. Mary’s is strong for future generations, Jorgensen will focus on driving St. Mary’s ongoing transition from traditional fee-for-service medicine to value-based care. By identifying at-risk patients earlier and connecting them with St. Mary’s robust network of providers and services, outcomes are improved, and patients receive the right care, at the right time and at the lowest cost possible. This approach better serves people who are trying to stay well, as well as those with multiple chronic health conditions that require advanced care and coordination. With his background in human resources, he is a fierce advocate for employees, nurses and physicians and is committed to ensuring that St. Mary’s is a great place to build a career.

“It’s an honor to have been chosen to serve as senior vice president of Covenant Health and president of St. Mary’s Health System,” Jorgensen said. “Working alongside the talented and dedicated team at St. Mary’s, I want to build on the strengths of this great organization by continually improving care and the way it is delivered while staying true to our Catholic legacy of providing compassionate care for anyone in need.”

Mr. Jorgensen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. He served in numerous community volunteer roles prior to relocating to Lewiston.

About St. Mary’s Health System St. Mary’s Health System, a member of Covenant Health, is comprised of St. Mary’s Medical Center, a 233-bed acute care community hospital, a primary care provider network, urgent care and emergency department, an extensive complement of behavioral and mental health services as well as outpatient specialty practices. We offer the combination of talented and compassionate caregivers and state of the art medical technology to meet Androscoggin County’s health care needs. To learn more about us, please visit

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