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Yes, There Is an Onsite Primary Care Practice!

Quarry Hill has redefined extended care with the addition of an onsite primary care practice. Our nurse practitioner is dedicated exclusively to caring for the residents of Quarry Hill and Knox Center. We are proud to be the first retirement community of our kind in Maine to offer residents this innovative service.

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Key Benefits

What will it mean to you to have access to an onsite nurse practitioner? Consider these advantages:

  • Choice. Residents may elect to see the nurse practitioner or any primary care physician of their choosing.
  • Convenience. In any kind of weather—fair or foul—patients of our onsite practitioner rest easy, knowing they have access to medical attention when they need it, without having to leave the comforts of Quarry Hill.
  • Cost containment. Controlling healthcare costs benefits everyone—and savings, in the form of improved efficiency, fewer avoidable hospitalizations and reduced transportation costs, are the icing on the nurse practitioner-specialist cake.
  • Expedient care. Having an onsite practice bypasses common economic and logistical obstacles that make it difficult for many primary care providers to visit their patients in a nursing facility. As a result, nursing-care residents who choose this option while at Quarry Hill may enjoy more frequent visits with the practitioner and a swift response to emergent medical concerns.
  • Reduced hospitalizations. Timely attention from an onsite nurse practitioner means fewer avoidable hospitalizations.
  • Unified care. Patients of the practice benefit from our team approach. From the practitioner to the nurses to the therapists, all perspectives are considered in developing each person’s individualized care plan and in making sound medical decisions.

Meet the Nurse Practitioner

Michele Gagnon, FNP, CWS

Michele Gagnon, FNP, CWS, received her master of science in nursing degree from St. Joseph’s College of Maine in 2016. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and as a wound specialist by the American Board of Wound Management.