Peter J. Wright


Chief Executive Officer

Northwestern Medical Center

Peter Wright joined the NMC team as Chief Executive Officer in January of 2023. Prior to joining NMC, Peter served as the President of Bridgton & Rumford hospitals and Senior Vice President of Central Maine Healthcare. Peter has more than two decades of experience in hospital administration. He has served as the President and CEO of Valley Regional Healthcare in New Hampshire; the Chief Operating Officer of Littleton Regional Hospital in New Hampshire; and Senior Director of Planning, Development, and Medical Group Operations at Copley Hospital in Vermont. Peter has served on the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Board of Trustees and as the Chair of the AHA’s regional policy board for New England. He holds a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College, a Master of Science in Administration from St. Michael’s College, and is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He has served as President of ACHE’s northern New England chapter and Regent for New Hampshire. Peter is a former Trustee of the Vermont State University and has been a member of Rotary International for more than 20 years.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Hospital operations
  • Strategic planning
  • Advocacy
  • Strategic policy management
  • Organizational development
  • Community relations

Previous Experience

  • Central Maine Healthcare, Lewiston, ME
    President – Bridgton & Rumford Hospitals, & CMH Long-term Care, Vice President of Operations – Central Maine Medical Center, and Senior Vice President – Central Maine Healthcare
  • Valley Regional Healthcare Claremont, NH
    President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Littleton Regional Hospital Littleton, NH
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Copley Health Systems Morrisville, VT
    Sr. Dir. Planning, Development and Medical Group Operations
  • Copley Health Systems Morrisville, VT
    Director of Planning, Marketing and Government Affairs


  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    Tuck School of Business/Geisel School of Medicine
    Master of Health Care Delivery Science
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago, IL
    Fellow Status – Board Certified in Healthcare Management
  • Saint Michael’s College, Winooski, VT
    Masters of Science – Administration
  • Lyndon State College (VSU-Lyndon), Lyndonville, VT
    Bachelors of Science – Business Administration


  • Board certification in healthcare management
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

Professional Affiliations

  • American College for Healthcare Executives, Northern New England
  • Association of Healthcare Executives