Kathie Norwood has announced her departure from Ellsworth-based Downeast Health Services, where she served as executive director for the last nine years.
Norwood will accept a position as chief operating officer at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems Healthcare Charities, according to the Ellsworth American.
Healthcare Charities, an affiliate of EMHS, made news this spring when a former employee was indicted for allegedly stealing $55,000 from the nonprofit.
Healthcare Charities has since instituted new internal protocols to protect against future theft, and will also perform background checks on all new employees.
The charity raises $10 million-$15 million annually to benefit EMHS organizations, including Eastern Maine Medical Center. It has 21 employees.