HealthReach welcomes new Clinician, Haley West, LCSW, CADC

Haley West, LCSW, CADC

Albion – This January, staff of the Lovejoy Health Center are happy to welcome Haley West, LCSW, CADC, to their professional clinical healthcare team.

West earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. Previously, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington. West’s wealth of behavioral health experience includes time spent in a variety of areas, including pediatric behavioral health, family therapy, women’s care, and treating co-occurring disorders in both residential and outpatient settings.

West shares, “I believe that each person is an expert on their own life. My care philosophy is rooted in a humanistic approach, supporting clients in recognizing their strengths and abilities, and helping them through the processes of healing from trauma and coping with stressors. I am excited to join the clinical team at Lovejoy Health Center and provide individualized care in such a supportive environment.”

West joins the existing Lovejoy clinical team in Albion – Doctors, Ann Schwink, Dean Chamberlain, and Daniel Keane; Physician Assistant, Nichole Johnston; Family Nurse Practitioners, Michelle Breene and Serenity L. Barlett; Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Melanie Morin; and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Ashley Rancourt.

Lovejoy Health Center, founded in 1978, is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center consisting of twelve community health centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents of Maine. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 49-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 $4,815,606 with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

HealthReach Receives “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” Recognition at Eight Sites

Western Maine – This year, HealthReach Community Health Centers is happy to announce that it has received Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 program recognition across eight of its local healthcare practices.

Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 is a program focused on education around obesity and healthy living for primary care practice teams. The program provides materials to support “simple changes for better health, such as moving more, eating real food, drinking water, and getting adequate rest.”

HealthReach’s longstanding partnership with Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 has had positive impacts on both HealthReach patients and their care teams. This year, HealthReach was recognized for excellence in obesity prevention. The sites recognized include Belgrade Regional Health Center, Bethel Family Health Center, Lovejoy Health Center (of Albion), Rangeley Family Medicine, Richmond Area Health Center, Sheepscot Valley Health Center (of Coopers Mills / Whitefield), Strong Area Health Center, and Western Maine Family Health Center (of Livermore Falls).

Connie Coggins, HealthReach President & CEO, shares, “HealthReach is proud to once again be recognized for our staff’s efforts to help our patients achieve their best health. Local, affordable, quality care is only possible through effective partnership between clinician and patient – so we also must thank our community members for engaging so well in our programs. Thank you!”

HealthReach Community Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center consisting of twelve community health centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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 $4,815,606 with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily representthe official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

HealthReach welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner, Serenity L. Barlett

Serenity Barlett, APRN, MSN, FNP-C

Albion – This August, staff of the Lovejoy Health Center are happy to welcome Serenity L. Barlett, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, to their professional healthcare team.

Barlett earned her Master’s degree, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Previously, she earned both an Associate’s degree in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from Columbia College of Columbia, MO. Barlett’s wealth of nursing experience includes time spent in both Maine and Missouri, giving her a diverse and unique care background.

Barlett shares, “I strive to provide a caring environment for my patients while focusing on healthier living – physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. True health isn’t just about the quantity of our lives, but the quality of our lives. Theodore Roosevelt stated it best when he said, ‘People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care’!”

Barlett joins the existing Lovejoy clinical team in Albion – Doctors, Ann Schwink, Dean Chamberlain, and Daniel Keane; Physician Assistant, Nichole Johnston; Nurse Practitioners, Michelle Breene, Keiko Kurita, and Melanie Morin; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Ashley Rancourt; and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Deborah Daigle.

Lovejoy Health Center, founded in 1978, is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center consisting of twelve community health centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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 $4,815,606 with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

HealthReach welcomes Podiatrist, Dr. Daniel J. Keane, DPM, FACFAS, CWS

Waterville – This September, HealthReach staff in Albion, Belgrade, Coopers Mills, and Richmond are happy to welcome Dr. Daniel J. Keane, Podiatrist, to their team.

Dr. Keane earned his Doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine from the William Scholl College of Podiatric Surgery in North Chicago, IL. He has a wealth of experience in the field of podiatry, including experience in rearfoot, forefoot, and ankle surgery; podiatric medicine; and wound treatment.

Dr. Keane shares, “In my many years of practice, I have always strived to treat patients as if they were family: providing the highest level of care with both respect and dignity. As a member of the HealthReach Community Health Centers family, I will continue to provide the best care possible. Patient relationships have always been a cornerstone of my practice, and I provide individualized patient care based on each patient’s needs. It is a rewarding and meaningful experience to join the team at HealthReach and to contribute to this community-based system of affordable and high-quality healthcare.”

Dr. Keane joins the existing mission-driven, values-focused care teams at the Belgrade Regional Health Center, Lovejoy Health Center (of Albion), Sheepscot Valley Health Center (of Coopers Mills/Whitefield), and Richmond Area Health Center. Our clinicians offer medical and behavioral health services for patients of all ages and from all walks of life.

Belgrade Regional Health Center, Lovejoy Health Center, Sheepscot Valley Health Center, and Richmond Area Health Center are all part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center consisting of twelve community health centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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 $4,815,606 with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

HealthReach welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner, Michelle Breen

Albion – This July, staff of HealthReach Community Health Centers are happy to welcome Michelle Breen, Family Nurse Practitioner, to their professional healthcare team at the Lovejoy Health Center.

Michelle earned her Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s degree from Purdue Global. Previously, she earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maine at Orono. Michelle’s wealth of nursing experience includes Substance Use Disorder treatment and Medications for Opiate Use Disorder (MOUD). The National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) recognizes Michelle as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

When asked about her care philosophy, Michelle shares a quote from Mary Davis, activist and campaigner for the rights and inclusion of children and adults with intellectual disabilities – “We can’t heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, and an act of kindness.”

Michelle joins the existing Lovejoy clinical team in Albion – Doctors, Ann Schwink and Dean Chamberlain; Nurse Practitioners, Keiko Kurita and Melanie Morin; Physician Assistant, Nichole Johnston; Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Deborah Daigle; and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Ashley Rancourt.
Lovejoy Family Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center consisting of twelve community health centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to citizens from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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 $4,815,606 with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

HealthReach welcomes Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Melanie Morin

WATERVILLE – This March, staff at Lovejoy Health Center and Sheepscot Valley Health Center are happy to welcome Melanie Morin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, to the team.

Melanie earned her Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Husson University of Bangor. Previously, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and her Associate’s degree in Nursing from Kennebec Valley Community College. Melanie brings a wealth of experience in whole-person (holistic) patient care, and specifically in evidence-based treatments for mental illness.

Melanie shares, “My philosophy of care is to treat patients with respect and dignity –providing care for patients in the same way as I would want to be treated if I was in a similar situation. It is my belief that this way of caring for patients creates an environment of attention that is more conducive to healing. Focusing on the whole person means caring for their physical wellbeing as well as considering their emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Each of these aspects is integral to the whole person.”

Melanie joins physicians Dean Chamberlain, Ann Schwink and Kathryn Wistar; physician assistants Nichole Johnston, Anna Simmler, Craig Urwin, and Zachary Wissman; nurse practitioner Keiko Kurita; licensed clinical social worker Deborah Daigle; and licensed clinical professional counselor Ashley Rancourt. Our clinicians offer medical and behavioral health services for patients of all ages.

Residents of Albion, Coopers Mills/Whitefield, and nearby towns have enjoyed quality care at Lovejoy Health Center and Sheepscot Valley Health Center since their establishments in 1978 and 1980, respectively.

Lovejoy Health Center and Sheepscot Valley Health Center are a part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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 $4,815,606 with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.