Mid-State Health and Pemi-Baker Community Health have collaborated to create an innovative joint position to best serve patients in the Plymouth community. “We are excited to welcome back Barbara Greenwell, APRN, ACHPN, to our practice. Barbara was a member of our team back in 2013-2014 when she practiced as an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She has returned to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience as Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. Barbara’s primary role will be to work closely with the Pemi-Baker Community Health team to build their Palliative Care Program,” reports Bob MacLeod, the CEO of Mid-State Health.
Palliative care is a medical specialty designed to improve the health and quality of life for people with progressive illnesses. As an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, Barbara will be working with the PBCH team to prevent and treat patient’s symptoms and side effects, as early as possible. Her twenty years of nursing experience in acute care and psychiatric nursing will benefit the patient’s psychological, social, and spiritual concerns as well. By offering face to face patient assessments in the office and in their homes, the hope is to prevent suffering and crisis that often result in hospitalizations.
“Palliative care is about improving the quality of someone’s life even when the disease cannot be cured. We may not be able to cure the disease but we can improve the journey by improving the symptoms so people can truly live,” said Barbara Greenwell.
Pemi-Baker Community Health has seen the need for a larger palliative care program in Grafton County for some time. Barbara Greenwell will be joining Dr. Diane Arsenault, MD, Board-certified Palliative Care Physician along with the nurses and social workers on their team. “As we work collaboratively with Mid-State Health Center, Speare Memorial Hospital, and Newfound Area Nursing Association; having an APRN who is passionate and who is certified in both Palliative Care and Hospice, will greatly benefit our communities,” said Chandra Engelbert, CEO of Pemi-Baker Community Health.
With 52 years of experience, serving over 1000 clients from 18 towns in central and northern New Hampshire, Pemi-Baker community Health is the home care provider of choice for Grafton County. Services include at-home healthcare (VNA), hospice and palliative care, on-site physical and occupational therapy and fitness memberships including a fitness gym and fitness classes in our 90-degree therapy pool. PBCH is located at 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. To contact us please call: 603-536-2232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our website: www.pbhha.org and like our Facebook Page: @PBCH4
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