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.