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Many Health Professionals Are Part of CMMC's Palliative Care Team

Palliative care team members include the palliative care physician, social worker, palliative care nurse practitioner and chaplain. Others who might be part of the team providing support and comfort include nurses, care managers, pharmacists, nutritionists and therapists. We try to offer our patients whatever help is needed.

Meet our palliative care team:

Jacqueline P. Fournier , N.P.-C., A.C.N.S.-B.C.
Jacqueline Fournier

Jackie received her nursing degree from St. Mary's General Hospital School of Nursing in Lewiston. She earned her bachelor's degree from Westbrook College in Portland, and her master's degree with a certification as a clinical nurse specialist in critical care from Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts. She received her nurse practitioner certification from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is actively involved as a board member of the Maine Hospice Council and has been in hospice and palliative care serving patients and families in their homes for over 23 years. She feels that palliative care brings the art and science of nursing together to help families and patients with the healing process.

Bruce E. Condit, M.D., F.H.M.
Medical Director
Bruce Condit, M.D.

Bruce E. Condit, M.D., is a hospitalist as well as a palliative care physician. A graduate of Mt. Blue High School in Farmington and Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Condit earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. As a medical student he was presented the Gary G. Winzelberg, M.D., '74 Memorial Award for exemplifying "warmth, compassion and dedication." Dr. Condit is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow in Hospital Medicine.

Shauna McElrath, D.O.
Shauna McElrath, D.O.
Shauna McElrath, DO is a hospitalist and palliative care physician at CMMC. She received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and obtained her osteopathic medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine Residency and a one year fellowship in Hospital Medicine here at Central Maine Medical Center and joined the Palliative Care team in 2011. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.

Thomas C. Hattan, M.D.
Thomas C. Hattan, M.D.

Thomas C. Hattan, M.D., is a hospitalist and palliative care specialist at CMMC. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., he earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and served a geriatric medicine fellowship at Puget Sound VA Health Care System/Madigan Army Medical Center, both in Tacoma, Washington. He served as a medical officer in Iraq. He also worked as a geriatrician at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. He served for two years as a clinical professor at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Hattan is certified by the American Board of Geriatric Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Laurin H. Koskinen, M.D.
Laurin H. Koskinen, M.D. photo

Laurin H. Koskinen, M.D., is a hospitalist and palliative care specialist at CMMC. She earned a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and completed a three-year pre-med program at Harvard University Extension School in Cambridge before entering Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was awarded her medical degree. She completed residency training at Maine Medical Center in Portland and was a teaching fellow at Harvard University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Michele Jasinowski, A.C.N.P.
Michele Jasinowski ACNP

Michele graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy in Richmond, VA with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, then attended the Accelerated BSN Program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She graduated in 1994 and began working in Hematology/Oncology at the Medical College of VA., where she grew to love the art of palliative care. She worked as a RN on the new inpatient Palliative Care Unit at MCV when it opened, and went on to earn her Master's degree in Adult Acute Care. She became certified by the ANCC as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2005.

Katherine Amsden, L.S.W.
Katherine Amsden, L.S.W.

Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings to the Palliative Care Team over thirty years of social work experience working with all ages and in a variety of settings from school social work and mental health centers to private practice and professional development. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a BSW degree and from the University of Connecticut with her MSW. She specializes in working with trauma and interactive modalities having obtained her national certification in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Her position as CMMC's Palliative Care Social Worker is a joint project with Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice where she hopes to provide a continuity of care as people with serious illness transition from one phase of care to the next honoring each individual's autonomy and goals of care.