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Loyola names Mercy’s David Maine as Business Leader of the Year

David Maine, M.D.

ҹ糡’s Sellinger School of Business and Management named David N. Maine, M.D., president and CEO of Mercy Health Services, as the 2024 Business Leader of the Year. The award honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization.

Maine will be honored at Loyola’s annual Business Leader of the Year event on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. For more information, visit the Business Leader of the Year website.

“Dr. Maine brings a remarkable range of skills and talents, including his deep clinical expertise and personal commitment to helping patients as well as his service-oriented business leadership abilities,” said Mary Ann Scully, MBA ’79, dean of Loyola’s Sellinger School. “These abilities make him an exceptionally impactful leader in the city of Baltimore, giving direction to a key medical institution, caring for the health needs of the region, and conceiving transformative collaborations. Loyola is proud to name Dr. Maine the 2024 Business Leader of the Year.”

Maine leads , an independent, mission-driven health system serving the greater Baltimore area, and Mercy Medical Center, a general acute care teaching hospital founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1874. The hospital is partnering with Loyola to launch the University’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program recently received approval from the Maryland Board of Nursing.

“As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, we regularly ask at Loyola how we can be of service to the Baltimore community. In this way, we’re very much aligned with the crucial, compassionate work of Mercy Health Services,” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., president of Loyola. “I’ve admired Dr. Maine’s tireless work leading the health system through challenges and look forward to recognizing him as Business Leader of the Year this fall.”

Coinciding with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020, Maine became the first physician to lead the hospital in its 150-year history. Under his leadership, Mercy navigated the pandemic’s challenges, ensuring both the continuity of essential services for the community with a commitment to safety and patient care.

Maine has led the health system’s growth and transformation by introducing new clinical programs and expanding Mercy’s network of primary and specialty care providers and locations throughout the Baltimore region. The health system has invested in its Centers of Excellence and enhanced its maternal health and preventive care programs. Under Maine’s leadership, Mercy has earned national recognitions, including as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care by Healthgrades and one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies by Newsweek for the second consecutive year.

Prior to his appointment, Maine served as executive vice president for Mercy Health Services, where he was responsible for operations, overseeing Mercy Medical Center, specialty and primary care physician networks, and Mercy affiliates. He also served as executive vice president of Mercy’s Physician Enterprise, focusing on the growth of its physician network. His other roles at Mercy have included president of the medical staff and senior vice president of clinical transformation, leading Mercy’s efforts to expand ambulatory surgical services. Since 2007, Maine has also served as medical director of The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy.

Maine is the chair of the Maryland Hospital Association’s Council on Clinical & Quality Issues and serves on the association’s board of trustees. Maine also serves on the board of the Greater Baltimore Committee. He was recognized as a Grassroots Champion by the American Hospital Association and was named a top Maryland health care leader by The Daily Record. He has perennially earned the distinction as a Baltimore magazine “Top Doctor.”

Maine attended the University of Rochester School of Arts and Science and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, graduating in 2002 with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and his fellowship in interventional pain medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He earned his MBA from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

About Business Leader of the Year
ҹ糡’s Sellinger School of Business and Management has honored a Business Leader of the Year since 1983, recognizing those whose vision, dedicated effort, and singular commitment to the highest ideals of business have distinguished them and their organizations as among the very best in the nation. Each year, executives and managers from Baltimore's most prestigious companies and organizations attend the premier networking event for the local business community.

About the Sellinger School of Business and Management
ҹ糡’s Sellinger School of Business and Management in Baltimore delivers an internationally recognized Jesuit business education. Recognized for its scholarship, ethical leadership, and tradition of excellence, the Sellinger School delivers a wide range of sought-after fields of study including eight undergraduate majors and 11 undergraduate minors as well as full-time, part-time, and fully online MBA and Master of Accounting programs.