LEWISTON — “Heading Home: The Transitional Care Model,” the third installment of a six-part mini-medical school educational series sponsored by Central Maine Medical Center and the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, will be presented from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at G65 Pettengill Hall, Bates College.

Julie Shackley, president and chief executive officer of Lewiston-based Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, will discuss a new focus on health care delivery systems that seek to reduce hospitalizations and readmissions.

Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice and CMMC have initiated a collaborative model that is improving transitional care for heart failure patients between hospital and home.

Shackley has 30 years experience in the health care field, including clinical experience and management roles in hospital and home care environments. She serves on various boards and committees that focus on improving the health of the communities AHCH serves.

She received her undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

Other installments in the series include:


Oct. 27, “Star Trek Meets Grey’s Anatomy: Surgery in the 21st Century,” with bariatric surgeon Jamie Loggins, M.D., of Central Maine Bariatric Surgery.

Nov. 3, “Health Reform and Public Health in Maine,” with Dora Anne Mills, M.D., director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nov. 10, “Better Care, Lower Cost,” with Edmund Claxton Jr., M.D., of the Central Maine Family Medicine Residency Program.

Anyone wishing to register for any of the programs or seeking more information, is urged to call 795-8448 or e-mail prevention@cmhc.org

All programs are being presented at no charge. Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

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