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The Medical Staff of Sebasticook Valley Health held its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 14th. The following members were elected as officers for 2018: James Fullwood, DPM, Chief of Staff, Emily Cianchette, FNP, Vice Chief of Staff and Carol Armatis, MD, Treasurer.
James Fullwood, DPM, is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a Diplomate of the Board of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Fullwood has been with SVH since 2013, and was re-elected to serve as the Chief of Staff, having held this position since 2015. Dr. Fullwood continues to bring enthusiasm, knowledge and leadership to this position.
Emily Cianchette, MSN, FNP-BC, has been with SVH since 1992, as an RN in the Emergency Department and then as a Case Manager. Emily joined the primary care setting as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2000. Emily is the first FNP to serve as an officer of a medical staff in the State of Maine. Emily brings her knowledge of medical care as an RN as well as a primary care provider to her position.
Carol Armatis, MD, has been with Sebasticook Valley Medical staff since 2000. She has served in the position of Treasurer since 2015. As an internist, Dr. Armatis brings her wide scope of the medical world to her position. Having practiced in this area for more than 17 years, she is aware of the concerns of the public/patient population and has been able to watch SVH grow consistently in a positive direction.
SVH recognizes Dr. Michael Lemieux for his 2-years of service in the position of Vice Chief of Staff and looks forward to his continued participation in the medical staff activities and decisions.
SVH is a 25-bed, critical access hospital located in Pittsfield, Maine. SVH offers a wide range of outpatient services and three primary care locations in central Maine. Learn more about SVH at For more information, contact Linda Cregnole, director of SVH’s Community Relations, at 487-4024.