Press Release

RELEASE DATE:07/02/19
HEALTHREACH CONTACT:Communications Department
TELEPHONE:207.660.9914
EMAIL:Communications@HealthReach.org

Belgrade Regional Health Center Welcomes Josephine Poulin, FNP

BELGRADE—Belgrade Regional Health Center will be welcoming a new provider to the medical team this summer. Josephine Poulin is a family nurse practitioner who obtained a Master of Science in Nursing at Purdue Global in February 2019. She brings 16 years of nursing experience, including clinical nurse management and emergency nursing in outpatient and hospital settings.

Josie recently shared, “I am pleased to join the staff at Belgrade Regional Health Center and HealthReach as a primary care provider. As a family nurse practitioner, I look forward to providing comprehensive, continuous healthcare to all members of the family throughout the course of their lives. It is important that patients have access to care and receive support to ensure services are made available. The dedication, compassion and quality of care that HealthReach/Belgrade provides to their patients is exactly what I envision primary care to be. I am eager to begin building meaningful relationships and rapport with patients and their families.”

Josie will be joining physicians Amy Madden and Michael Landrum, as well as nurse practitioner Jennifer Caudell, who provide medical care to patients of all ages. In addition, Kimberly Patnode and Laurie Rodrigues, clinical social workers, assist patients with behavioral health needs, and Dianne Raymond, PhD, PMHNP offers adult psychiatric medication management. The health center offers primary care to over 2,000 people from the Belgrade Lakes Region and beyond.

Belgrade Regional Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a system of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high-quality medical and behavioral healthcare to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access to everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of healthcare and medications, including the Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private, non-profit with a 44-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $4,053,390 with 82.5 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor are an endorsement by, the HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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