Teresa (Terri) Vieira, MHA, FACHE
President and CEO, Sebasticook Valley Health
Teresa (Terri) Vieira is the president and CEO of Sebasticook Valley Health, a progressive 25-bed Joint Commission accredited critical access hospital in Pittsfield, Maine. SVH also includes a wide range of outpatient services throughout the region.
Road to here
Terri has been involved in healthcare since 1973 when she started out as a Radiologic Technology student. Since then, she has performed many healthcare roles, as well as obtained her Bachelors of Science and Masters in Health Administration from St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine.
Terri has worked in several hospitals, from Maryland to Maine, that range from 15 beds to 500 plus beds. Beginning as a staff radiologic technologist, she later spent seven years as a clinical instructor and coordinator at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in the Boston-area. In 1988, Teresa became the Director of Diagnostic Services at Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) in Lewiston, Maine.
In 2000, Terri joined Sebasticook Valley Health as the vice president of Operations and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2010. As of 2013, she is the president and CEO of SVH.
Change is a given, it is neither good nor bad; it is what we make of it.
Terri is very proud of her many relationships she’s developed over the years and watching people she helped to grow become leaders in their field. In particular, watching the students that graduated, when she was the clinical instructor at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, develop and become valuable members of their profession and communities.
Terri is also proud of her involvement in the development of the Sam and Jennie Breast Care Center at CMMC as well as the Women’s Healthcare Center at SVH.
What she’s trying to do?
Helping to develop healthcare professionals, leaders, and systems meet the healthcare challenges and opportunities of the future.