MaineHealth Announces Retirement of Chief Financial Officer Al Swallow

May 30, 2024

Portland, Maine – MaineHealth today announced that Chief Financial Officer Albert G. Swallow III will retire in early 2025.

A dedicated MaineHealth leader for over 30 years, Swallow began his journey in 1994 at Maine Medical Center, where he held various leadership roles for more than two decades until he was appointed to his current role in 2015. Throughout his tenure, Swallow has played a key role in many significant initiatives, including the unification of MaineHealth in 2019 and navigating the financial challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Al has had an unwavering commitment to our vision of ‘working together so our communities the healthiest in America,’ and his impact will be felt for many years to come," said Chief Executive Officer Andy Mueller, MD.

A Maine native and graduate of Thomas College, Swallow has also been a prominent leader and mentor within the community. He has served as chair of the boards of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Greater Portland, and as a board member for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of Southern Maine, Cancer Care Center of York County and the Maine Health Management Coalition. In recognition of his decades of service, the American Heart Association honored Swallow with the Crystal Heart Award in March 2024.

"Al’s contributions to our state and our health system are immeasurable. We are incredibly grateful for his dedicated service and leadership," said Mueller.

MaineHealth will begin the search for Swallow’s successor later this spring.


About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit, integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America,” and is committed to a mission of providing high-quality affordable care, educating tomorrow's caregivers and researching better ways to provide care. MaineHealth includes a Level 1 trauma medical center, eight additional licensed hospitals, comprehensive pediatric care services, an extensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services as well as home health, hospice and senior care services. With more than 2,000 employed providers and approximately 23,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. MaineHealth hospitals include MaineHealth Behavioral Health at Spring Harbor in Westbrook, MaineHealth Franklin Hospital in Farmington, MaineHealth Lincoln Hospital in
Damariscotta, MaineHealth Maine Medical Center in Portland, Biddeford and Sanford, MaineHealth Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., MaineHealth Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, MaineHealth Pen Bay Hospital in Rockport, MaineHealth Stephens Hospital in Norway and MaineHealth Waldo Hospital in Belfast. MaineHealth also includes the MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, the MaineHealth Institute for Research in Scarborough, the MaineHealth Medical Group and MaineHealth NorDx in Scarborough. MaineHealth affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville and St. Mary's Heal System in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland and a joint venture partner in the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland.