Mercy Hospital Welcomes Ed Gilman

    Mercy Hospital announced that Ed Gilman has joined the Mercy team as director of communications, where he will lead communication efforts for the hospital. 
    Gilman began his career in the Washington, D.C. offices of U.S. Representatives John Baldacci and Mike Michaud, and spent 15 years working with members of Congress and congressional committees on Capitol Hill in strategic communications and policy roles. He most recently served in the Obama Administration directing external affairs activities for an agency at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    "Our employees and medical staff contribute so much to the greater Portland community, and we're excited to have Ed come on board and help tell the Mercy story," said Charlie Therrien, Mercy's president.

    In his new role, Gilman will lead strategic communications for Mercy Hospital, working closely with the EMHS communication team in Brewer, Maine. He will focus on sharing the story of Mercy with the media and the broader community, aligning key messaging, and increasing communication and engagement with employees.

    "I'm honored to be joining a team that is so dedicated to the needs of the community," said Gilman. "The majority of my time in public service has been working directly for the people of Maine, and I'm thrilled to be able to continue that work at Mercy."

    Gilman holds a M.A. in political management from The George Washington University and a B.A. in political science from the University of Maine. He grew up in Buxton, Maine and is currently in the process of relocating to the Portland area with his wife and two daughters.