Many Health Professionals Are Part of CMMC's Palliative Care Team
Palliative care team members include the palliative care physician, social worker, palliative care nurse practitioner and chaplain. Others who might be part of the team providing support and comfort include nurses, care managers, pharmacists, nutritionists and therapists. We try to offer our patients whatever help is needed.
Meet our palliative care team:
Bruce E. Condit, M.D., F.H.M., Medical Director
Bruce E. Condit, M.D., is a hospitalist as well as a palliative care physician. A graduate of Mt. Blue High School in Farmington and Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Condit earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. As a medical student he was presented the Gary G. Winzelberg, M.D., '74 Memorial Award for exemplifying "warmth, compassion and dedication." Dr. Condit is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow in Hospital Medicine.
Shauna McElrath, D.O.
Shauna McElrath, DO is a hospitalist and palliative care physician at CMMC. She received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and obtained her osteopathic medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine Residency and a one year fellowship in Hospital Medicine here at Central Maine Medical Center and joined the Palliative Care team in 2011. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Laurin H. Koskinen, M.D.
Laurin H. Koskinen, M.D., is a hospitalist and palliative care specialist at CMMC. She earned a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and completed a three-year pre-med program at Harvard University Extension School in Cambridge before entering Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was awarded her medical degree. She completed residency training at Maine Medical Center in Portland and was a teaching fellow at Harvard University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Michele Jasinowski, A.C.N.P.
Michele graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy in Richmond, VA with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, then attended the Accelerated BSN Program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She graduated in 1994 and began working in Hematology/Oncology at the Medical College of VA., where she grew to love the art of palliative care. She worked as a RN on the new inpatient Palliative Care Unit at MCV when it opened, and went on to earn her Master's degree in Adult Acute Care. She became certified by the ANCC as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2005.