Roy A. Hitchings, Jr., FACHE
Retired, Health Care Administrator
Roy Hitchings served from 1998-2012 as the president and chief executive officer of Pen Bay Healthcare (PBH) and Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC), which is a community not-for-profit health care system serving Mid-Coast Maine. It was comprised of Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Knox Center for Long-Term Care, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health Care and Camden Health Care Center. Before joining PBH, Mr. Hitchings was Executive Vice President of Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., headquartered in Hyannis, Massachusetts. A 1969 cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Mr. Hitchings earned his Master of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Since 1974 he has concentrated in healthcare and held positions as an ambulatory care administrator, a health and medical consultant with Booz Allen, as well as a number of executive positions at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, a 391-bed Yale-affiliated teaching hospital. Mr. Hitchings was a founding member of the board of Knox County Health Clinic, is treasurer of the Strand Theatre in Rockland, and board chair of the Midcoast Community Chorus. He is a past president of George’s River Chapter of Trout Unlimited and a past chairman of Maine Hospital Association’s Board of Directors and former member of MHA’s Public Policy Council. Mr. Hitchings and his wife Debbi live in Camden and have two children. Roy enjoys fly-fishing, exercise, and his four grandchildren. He also takes pleasure in singing with his church choir.