Amy Hesby

Nathaniel Sands

LEWISTON — The Maine Center for Palliative Medicine, an offering of Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice, has appointed two people for this year’s Nurse Practitioner Fellowship.

The fellowship aims to provide specialized training in hospice and palliative care, equipping nurse practitioners with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver compassionate and effective patient-centered care.

Amy Hesby of Auburn is a healthcare professional with a diverse educational background. Hesby, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in nursing and philosophy, obtained her master’s in nursing in 2018 from Husson College. She is a certified family nurse practitioner, and her healthcare experience spans from emergency departments to community health and hospice care, where she discovered her passion for palliative medicine.

Nathaniel Sands of Portland is a healthcare professional with an extensive background in nursing. He has experience in high-acuity departments, including pediatric, cardiovascular, and medical intensive care units. He has spent over five years as a flight nurse on a critical care transport team based in New Hampshire.

The MCPM Nurse Practitioner Fellowship offers a comprehensive curriculum, diverse clinical experiences, and expert faculty to foster the development of expertise in hospice and palliative care. Through a combination of didactic and project-based learning, the program promotes evidence-based practice and encourages continuous professional growth.

In addition, the fellowship embraces partnerships with area institutions to provide further opportunities for interdisciplinary teamwork and learning.

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