New administrator at Forest Hill helm
FORT KENT, Maine — Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) has named a new administrator at Forest Hill Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. Travis Guy, RN, is now at the helm of the 45-bed facility which is managed as a department of NMMC.
Alain Bois, chief operating officer at NMMC, said, “We are thrilled that Travis has accepted the position.” Bois said that it was a smooth transition, as Guy was familiar with the facility, staff and residents in the position he previously held at Forest Hill.
Guy is a graduate of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 2002. As a registered nurse, he has worked both in acute-care hospital settings and long-term-care nursing. In his most recent professional role as resident care coordinator, he became certified by the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), and he is a member of the professional association.
As care coordinator, Guy believed he could make a difference helping residents to achieve their highest level of function, promote what they do well and contribute to their quality of life. The position blended nursing and organizational skills to manage the responsibilities for overseeing the smooth operations of resident care, and supported a seamless transition when he took over as administrator.
Guy said, “I love learning new things. I have learned more in a few short months than I can even explain. Although I feel that I am a newer face to the organization, I have gained a lot of trust from my peers in a short time. Our priority is to ensure we are providing the highest quality care for our residents.”
Forest Hill has served the area for 43 years. A Music Certified facility, it employs over 60 full-time equivalents and is dually certified for long term care and skilled nursing. Rated five stars for quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Forest Hill Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center provides rehabilitative, restorative, and ongoing skilled nursing/long term care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living.
Guy resides in Fort Kent with his wife, Jodi, and two children, 10-year-old Abigail and soon-to-be-8 Caleb; the family also has a Golden Retriever named Remi. His leisure time interests include engaging in multiple seasonal outdoor activities with his wife and children.