School of Nursing

Women to Watch: Lois Skillings, Mid Coast Health Services

Lois Skillings, president and CEO of Mid Coast Health Services in Brunswick, has a ready answer for anyone curious about what it's like to be a health care leader at a time when so many changes are happening. First and foremost is the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. But there's also payment reform, expensive investments in electronic medical recordkeeping and an accelerating shift away from treating people who are sick to making sure they stay healthy by providing care that's proactive, timely and appropriate to their needs.

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