LEWISTON — Julie Shackley, CEO of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, announced Wednesday she will retire June 3.

Shackley has worked for the agency 22 years, starting as a nursing supervisor and moving to performance improvement supervisor and then chief operating officer. She has been CEO the past 10 years.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Shackley stated, “Unfortunately, due to my health issues, my time at AHCH has come to an end. I’ve watched the agency grow into something amazing over my 22 years here, and I’m incredibly proud to have been a part of this team. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some amazing and talented individuals over the course of my time here — each and every one of them has somehow made an impact on me and effectively helped me to get to where I am right now.”

During her tenure as COO and then CEO, AHCH expanded home care, added new services and, in 2005, created the first free-standing hospice in Maine.

In her statement, Shackley said, “I just want to say thank you for giving me a chance to help improve the quality of care to Maine’s residents. Moving forward, I know that Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is going to keep doing great things. There’s no doubt in my mind that we have a gifted and talented board of directors and the best staff team that I have ever worked with. I can’t wait to see what comes next.”

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