AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Superintendent of Riverview Psychiatric Center was fired Wednesday morning.
John Martins, Spokesman for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that that Mary Louise McEwen is no longer in charge of the hospital. She was appointed as Superintendent back in June of 2009.
In an emailed statement, Martins writes, "In evaluating where Riverview Psychiatric Center is today and our vision for the hospital moving forward, I felt that a change in leadership gave us the best opportunity to achieve that vision. I appreciate Ms. McEwen's years of service and wish her success in future endeavors. Riverview Psychiatric Center will continue moving forward its efforts to reinforce a patient-centered culture that is focused on recovery, while ensuring safety for the clients, visitors and staff members."
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has no further comments, as this is a personnel matter.