Leading the Way to a Healthier Future

Androscoggin Valley Hospital is the leading provider of healthcare to thousands of families in the small-town communities of New Hampshire’s North Country. As a Critical Access Hospital, AVH offers 24/7 emergency care, in-house treatment of most medical issues, and an arrangement for treatment of all other problems with the nearest tertiary-care facility.

Over the past decade, AVH has invested significantly in expanding and improving our facilities and services, and enhancing our team of dedicated, highly trained doctors, nurses and other staff. The result is a hospital that more than ever before, effectively contributes to the health of our communities.  For information about AVH’s quality and patient satisfaction scores, please click here.

AVH Welcomes New President

AVH is pleased to welcome Mr. Michael Peterson, FACHE, President.  Mr. Peterson most recently served as Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Sebasticook Valley Health in Pittsfield, Maine. Sebasticook Valley Health, a Critical Access Hospital, is part of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, the second-largest integrated health system in Maine.

Mr. Peterson understands Northern New England, having been born and raised in small Northeastern communities. He possesses nearly 30 years of healthcare experience including the past ten years as a senior executive in a rural community hospital. Specific areas of expertise include strategic and business planning, Board and Medical Staff development, and new business growth.

Prior to his role as COO of Sebasticook Valley Health, Mr. Peterson served the organization as Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President of Clinical Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from University of Maine and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Healthcare Management from Husson College. He has been a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2007.

Mr. Peterson manages all operations of Androscoggin Valley Hospital. Former AVH Chief Executive Officer Russ Keene has been named President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of North Country Healthcare (NCH),