EMHS Leader to Become Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Amy-Cotton-small.jpg(Bangor, Me) – Amy Cotton, APRN has been selected for induction into the Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing. The academy’s 1,800 fellows are the nation’s most accomplished leaders in education, practice, and research within the nursing profession. These fellows are honored for their extraordinary accomplishments in nursing and are among the nation’s most highly educated nurses.
Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, vice president of EMHS Continuum of Care, commented, “EMHS is proud and honored to have Amy leading our work to improve the quality of care and older adult population health outcomes across our service region. Fellowship status with the American Academy of Nursing highlights Amy’s role as a national leader in this important work.”
Cotton currently serves as a nurse practitioner and director of Operations and Senior Service Quality for EMHS Continuum of Care. A native of Hampden, she graduated from Bangor Christian High School, and obtained her nursing degrees from the University of Maine and University of Southern Maine. Cotton is currently president of the National Gerontological Nursing Association and is also a fellow of the Maine Gerontological Society and Sigma Theta Tau International’s Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.
“I am humbled and honored to be recognized for my nursing work to improve healthcare delivery and access for the growing population of older adults here in Maine and across the country,” commented Cotton. 
She will be inducted in the Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.  The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
EMHS is committed to helping the residents of the communities we serve have access to quality healthcare. A nationally recognized integrated healthcare system, EMHS serves communities from Greenville to Blue Hill and Waterville to Presque Isle. EMHS members include The Acadia Hospital, Affiliated Healthcare Systems, The Aroostook Medical Center, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Charles A Dean Memorial Hospital, Eastern Maine HomeCare, Eastern Maine Medical Center, EMHS Foundation, Inland Hospital, Rosscare, and Sebasticook Valley Health.
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