We’re excited and proud to be expanding our staff to prepare
for our expansion. Additional Nursing, Physician and Emergency Technician positions have been approved.
We have a talented and skilled staff. More than 70% of our staff has
TNCC, ENPC and ACLS.
The following are testimonials from ED staff:
I enjoy working in an environment where I am continuously met with new challenges and experiences. My three years at
MMC have been inspiring and rewarding as I’ve worked alongside patients, families and colleagues in acute medical emergencies.
Jeff L’Heureux RN
Emergency Nurses provide the first line of patient care in the
Emergency Department, sorting through the sick and the wounded; identifying needs for those patients who
require immediate interventions. Every day is a challenge, and undoubtedly, Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Department
is the most complex, fast paced and diverse workplace I’ve ever experienced.
I’ve been an Emergency Nurse for seven years and I’m honored to have the experience of working with such a cohesive
group of healthcare professionals. Collectively, we work hard to make a difference for those who need it the most.
Tori Willis RN BSN
I love working at MMC because of the people I work with. I have an amazing group of teammates and
everyone is open to teaching and learning from each other.
Kim Nicolet, RN
Although the Emergency Department is
a fast-paced environment, there are always opportunities
for learning and people here are happy to share their
knowledge. We have a truly amazing team of nurses,
physicians and support staff. I feel lucky to have
found such an exciting, challenging and fulfilling
career here at Maine Medical Center.
Melissa Fairfield, RN
I have been an RN at the MMC Emergency Department for the past 21 years. When I started in January of
1988 I would never have dreamed that I would be here for the next 2 decades.
Over the years, I’ve seen many changes in the ED: volume and acuity in our department has
increased tenfold, technology has evolved and improved care in many ways, we implemented a residency program
for Emergency Medicine, and we have a separate physical space to provide a calm nurturing environment for our
However, some things have not changed. Patients still require excellent, skilled, compassionate care.
Laura Gasparis said “A nurse will save your life”. Outstanding assessment skills are a must. Patient
and family advocacy, new skill sets for different population groups, and an increased sense of patient and
family needs are integral pieces of our practices.
I love being an Emergency Nurse; to be comfortable in any situation—good or bad. I have learned that
it’s exciting to be at a birth and an honor to be with a patient at the time of their death, and it’s always a
privilege to assist patients and families in dealing with unexpected events. What makes emergency
nursing unique is that we have a very short amount of time to create a professional relationship with the
patients and their families. I consider it a personal challenge to earn their trust so that I may
care for their loved ones.
Kate Wurgler RN
After making the decision to move from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Portland to be with my fiancé,
I began investigating nursing opportunities at local hospitals. The biggest influence on my decision
to apply for a nursing position at Maine Medical Center was its’ status as a Magnet Hospital and its’ designation
as a Level One Trauma Center. Knowing those two things spoke volumes about the professionalism and
quality of nursing care I could expect to find.
As a nurse with two years experience, I’ve found the orientation to the Nursing Department as well as
the Emergency Department at Maine Medical to be well structured and customized to meet the needs of its’ new nurses. I have also discovered that the people who
make up the Emergency Department have far exceeded my expectations. The work environment is supportive;
right down to each of the services and departments working together as a team to guide patients through the
health care system.
Theolonius Wolfgang Dutton RN
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