Williston Welcomes New President At CHI St. Alexius Health
CHI St. Alexius Health is proud to announce the arrival of Garrick Hyde, MHA, PMP as our new hospital president. Hyde is a seasoned healthcare executive with 30 years of experience. He comes to Williston from MaineHealth, the largest healthcare organization in Maine, where he served as Chief Financial Officer.
Hyde is excited about the opportunities he sees for CHI St. Alexius Health. “We have great people. We have great providers. We have wonderful building blocks here and opportunities for stronger relationships with our community partners,” he said.
A critical aspect that attracted Hyde to CHI St. Alexius Health is the “human kindness,” which is central to their mission. The concept has personal meaning for Hyde.
Hyde grew up in Washington state. He and his wife, Ginger, spent 20 years in Utah raising four children before his career took them to Maine. Their youngest child has graduated high school and the couple is now empty nesters.
While still in Utah, the Hyde family began doing humanitarian work helping artisans in Africa, Asia, and Latin America by importing and selling their handcrafted Nativity creations. The “life-changing experience” taught Hyde essential lessons about treating all people with dignity and providing artisans in developing countries the opportunity to work to provide for their families. Since arriving in Williston in February, Hyde has experienced subzero blizzard conditions, met with community members, and tasted the local delicacies at the Annual Swedish Meatball and Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner. Hyde volunteered for the event, introducing himself to hundreds of diners while filling water glasses and washing dishes. Welcome to Williston Mr. Hyde! We are all excited to see what you bring to the region, and to CHI!