Dr. Kristi Saunders, MD joins Pemi-Baker Community health bringing her 30+ years experience to the Palliative Care and Hospice Team. She loves spending time with patients; with the goal of improving their goals, quality of life and helping make death a normal natural process. She also loves teaching and studying best practices. When not working Kristi enjoys winter sports, knitting, quilting, gardening, hiking and travel.
For 23 years (1998), Dr. Arsenault served Pemi-Baker’s Hospice patients and families and was PBCH’s chief Hospice Medical Director. She has retired from that position and is currently a Family Practice Physician at Midstate Health and a hospice physician 6 weeks on and 6 weeks off for PBCH.
Kate has joined Pemi-Baker Community health with 21 years experience as an RN and 8 years as a Nurse Practitioner. She will be adding her experience to PBCH’s palliative care/hospice transition team. She is always inspired with each new patient, building relationships and focusing together with them to find the best quality of life possible. When not working Kate enjoys hiking, boating, biking, camping-anything that will keep her outside and active. She also loves spending time with her grandchildren and dogs.
For more than 24 years Jill has been providing care to patients with serious and chronic illnesses. Her inspiration comes from her patients, reminding her of what is most important in life: relationships with each other as a means to finding joy and purpose in life.
She enjoys biking, hiking, needle felting, baking and spending time with her family and dogs.
Guy has recently joined the hospice team at Pemi-Baker bringing years of experience in healthcare and ministry with him. Professionally, Guy has degrees in English, Practical Theology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. He is excited to start his chaplaincy work with hospice; hoping to be a compassionate and gentle presence in sharing spiritual support and comfort. Guy enjoys cooking, painting, sewing, reading and listening to music.
Margaret comes to Pemi-Baker with 35 years of social work experience guiding her. She is joining our Hospice team to meet the needs of our hospice patients and their families. In her words “caring for people’s spiritual needs is so important, especially as they, or someone they love is facing dying and death. Deeply listening and being present for people is so valuable. I feel honored to engage in this work.”