Franklin Memorial nurse passes medical-surgical test

Theresa Richard

Theresa Richard, a registered nurse in charge at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, recently earned the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse credential from the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

Richard has worked at Franklin Memorial for 18 years, always on the hospital’s medical and surgical unit, and fills in per diem as clinical coordinator.

Medical-surgical nursing is a specialty with a distinct body of knowledge, skills, and abilities. CMSRN certification validates that a nurse possesses advanced clinical knowledge and demonstrates that the highest standards of medical-surgical nursing practice have been achieved.

The CMSRN exam is provided by the board and is the only medical-surgical nursing certification test endorsed by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing. The examination is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.

HealthReach board get five new members

Five new members have joined the governing board of directors of HealthReach Community Health Centers in Waterville, according to the organization.

The new members are Terry Brann, Elmer Doucette, Norman Keith Durland, Bruce Harrington and Brenda Stevens.

Brann is the chief financial officer at MaineGeneral Health. A certified public accountant since 1996, he graduated from the University of Maine in Augusta with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. His career has included leadership roles in Maine state government, where he worked for 27 years.

Doucette is the chief financial officer at Redington Fairview Hospital, in Skowhegan. He has 40 years of financial leadership experience in health care, including hospital care, nursing homes, home health and outpatient settings.

Durland, a lifelong Mainer, is working toward a bachelor’s degree in human services at the University of Maine at Augusta. He cited a particular interest in drug and alcohol abuse and recovery.

Harrington is a Maine native working in engineering consulting at Energy & Resource Solutions as vice president of operations and implementation services. He obtained an Associate of Science degree in agricultural mechanization technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Maine. His management experience includes 30 years in the fields of sales, marketing, customer service, multichannel marketing, business operations and manufacturing.

Stevens is a Maine native who retired from the field of education, having served in roles of teacher, principal and superintendent in western Maine over a 40-year period. She obtained an undergraduate education degree and a graduate degree in education leadership at the University of Maine, in Orono.

John Opperman is the board’s chairman, Lois Bouchard is vice chairwoman, and Brann as secretary-treasurer.

The departing board members are Linda Gamble, Dana Kempton, John Thiele and Jody Watson.

Pet supply company aids 4 Maine humane societies

Humane Society Waterville Area, in Waterville, is among four animal shelters benefiting from the efforts of Loyal Biscuit Co. and its customers to help fill the bowls at various humane societies across the state during the 2018 holiday season.

The company collected over $2,700 in monetary donations, as well as 760 pounds of kibble and 872 cans of healthful dog and cat food, during its 2018 campaign.

The donations will be distributed to the Waterville shelter, as well as to Pope Memorial Humane Society, in Thomaston; PAWS Animal Adoption Center, in Camden-Rockport; and the SPCA of Hancock County, in Trenton.

“We use a whole case of canned cat food every day at the shelter,” said Pope Memorial shelter manager, Theresa Gargan, according to a company news release.

Franklin Memorial nurse obtains lactation credential

Ashley Roy

Ashley Roy, a registered nurse, recently earned the Certified Lactation Counselor credential from the Healthy Children Project, according to a news release from Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

The credential’s purpose is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge in nursing. The CLC certification means the nurse has received training and competency verification in breastfeeding and lactation support for patients.

Roy, a lifelong Farmington resident, started at FMH in 2008 as a laboratory technician. She completed a nursing degree at Central Maine Community College in May 2018. She provides patient care in the hospital’s family birthing center.

Compiled from contributed releases

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