Calais Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Incannella to CRMS Family Medicine. Elizabeth earned her Bachelors in Nursing with a minor in Developmental Psychology from Husson University in Bangor. She returned to Husson when she decided to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Rural Medicine degree. Elizabeth first worked in Connecticut as a nurse and then at Calais Community Hospital before continuing her education to become a Nurse Practitioner. Her nursing experience includes oncology, med/surg, obstetrics and emergency. She is a certified medical surgical nurse.
Elizabeth says she always knew she wanted to care for people, so the choice to enter the medical field seemed natural. Once she became a nurse she had great nurse practitioner role models early in her nursing career and felt the pull to move into that role so she could work to keep people healthy and out of the hospital whenever possible. “I love dealing with whole family units from children to parents and grandparents,” shared Elizabeth. “Being a nurse practitioner allows me to do this.”
Elizabeth grew up in Connecticut, but with her parents and extended family originally from this area she spent most of her childhood summers here. Elizabeth is an only child, but is very close to her extended family and cousins. She is excited to be living in the area, especially now that her parents have relocated back here as well. “I knew this is where I would land when I wanted to have a career and family,” Elizabeth explained. “I love this area.” Her summers were spent with her grandparents and extended family in Woodland and Princeton doing the usual outdoors activities our area provides in abundance: fishing, four wheeling, swimming and scouting for wildlife. In her free time, Elizabeth and her husband like to spend time with friends and family, including their two dogs. She enjoys walks with her fur babies, watching movies, board games, baking and all the outdoor activities she enjoyed as a child.
Elizabeth is looking forward to caring for the people of Eastern Washington County and trying to have a positive impact on their health and their life. She is seeing patients in the CRMS Family Medicine office. Call 454-8195, option 1 for an appointment or to inquire about her services. Please take the opportunity to welcome Elizabeth into her new role when the opportunity presents itself.