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Hampden Native to Lead National Nursing Organization

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BANGOR – Amy Cotton, APRN, director of Rosscare, has been selected as president-elect of the National Gerontological Nursing Association. The National Gerontological Nursing Association represents more than 1,700 nurses nationally and is dedicated to improving the quality of nursing care given to older adults.

Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, vice president of EMHS Continuum of Care, commented, “Rosscare and EMHS have long benefited from Amy’s geriatric clinical expertise. Through her leadership, EMHS nursing facilities are moving forward to eliminate preventable errors and maximize quality of care for seniors. With Amy as president-elect of the National Gerontological Nurses Association, nurses and seniors across the country will now benefit from her extraordinary talent.”

Amy currently serves as director of operations and nurse practitioner at Rosscare. Nationally board certified in gerontological nursing, she has devoted much of her 23-year career to improving the quality of senior healthcare services. A native of Hampden, she graduated from Bangor Christian High

School, and obtained her nursing degrees from the University of Maine, and University of Southern Maine. Amy is a fellow of the National Gerontological Nursing Association and Sigma Theta Tau International’s Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.

Amy says, “I am humbled and excited to have this opportunity to influence improving healthcare delivery to older adults across the country.”

Amy will serve one year as president-elect of the National Gerontological Nursing Association, a two-year term as president, and a one year term as past president.

Rosscare is a member of EMHS. By collaborating with other agencies and organizations in the area, Rosscare is able to provide area seniors with unique opportunities that compliment a healthy and fulfilling life.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Karen Cashman

Telephone Number: (207)973-6164

Website: http://www.rosscare.org

Email: kcashman@emh.org