Five Things You Should Know About Your New CEO - John Broberg, Interim CEO, October 1, 2018


1. How Did Andrew Get Started in Health Care? Andrew Bair started in the kitchen, working a tray line-dishroom job, then as a groundskeeper, transporter and physical therapy aide before attending nursing school.

2. What experience did Andrew have as a nurse? Andrew has a variety of experience as an RN, he has worked full time in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab, Acute Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, and ER. Additionally, he has extensive experience in ICU, PCU, IV Therapy, PACU, Med-Surg, Endoscopy, Newborn Nursery, Wound Care, Orthopedics, Home Health, House Supervision, Psychiatric Crisis Stabilization, Rapid Response, and Emergency Ground Transport. He has been Director of ER, ICU, PCU, Surgical Services, and Ambulance Services and has been a Home Health Administrator.

3. How many years does he have at the executive level? Andrew has over 20 years at the administrative level often called C-suite. He has experience as a Chief Nurse Office (CNO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He was the CEO at a frontier Critical Assess Hospital in Oregon.

4. What else is important for us to know about Andrew? He has a passion for healthcare, particularly rural healthcare. He recognizes relationships are much deeper in the rural setting. What could be more meaningful work than assisting the people we love through time of vulnerability and suffering? This is the attraction he has for Ellsworth. "In a small facility I can get to know all of the people that work in the organization and many of the people who use our services." Most recently a COO in a 320 bed hospital in the Orlando metro area, he says he's more than ready to return to his passion of small town healthcare. He's been searching for a rural community where he can serve and a place where he and his wife can make a home for many years to come.

5. Will Andrew be relocated to Ellsworth? Andrew has purchased a house in Ellsworth and has relocated here with his wife of 27 years, Robin. Robin retired now, has been a nurse, a health food store owner, a wedding cake baker, an auto detail shop owner, a florist, and a realtor. She also home schooled their children for much of their elementary years. Andrew and Robin brought 2 children into the marriage each; three girls and one boy. Additionally an acquaintance asked if they could raise her two boys as well giving them six children in total. All are children are grown and out of the house, living in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Washington State.