By Shelley Farrington Lincoln News • March 10, 2023
KATAHDIN REGION – Millinocket Regional Hospital is pleased to re-introduce Ashley Cox, FNP-C, as a member of its medical staff. Cox worked as a nurse navigator at MRH in 2017 but returned to school at Husson University in 2021. She became a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and has now joined the Family Medicine Practice.
Cox said she came back to MRH because of her love for the area, the hospital and the community she serves.
Her deep commitment to service was evident in her role as nurse navigator as she worked with staff providers to identify high risk and at-risk patients that would benefit from care management services. She also implemented specific care plans for each patient and provided educational resources as well as other resources to improve patient and family outcomes.
Some of her other nursing background includes: high acuity respiratory patients; surgical, operating room pre and post-op assessment and care; surgical nursing director and house manager with oversight on all nursing departments.
Greg Marter, RN, Physician Practice Manager said MRH is fortunate to have Cox return with an increased ability to serve her patients as a nurse practitioner.
“Ashley’s extensive experience as a medical-surgical and OR nurse, OR manager, and case manager has provided her a strong foundation to step into her nurse practitioner role,” Marter said. “We are very fortunate to have Ashely join our team at Family Medicine.”
Cox specializes in acute and preventative family medicine and will be seeing patients of all ages.
“I have worked at MRH for the past five years as a nurse care manager and have loved every minute of it,” Cox said. “The patients, their families, staff and community were welcoming from day one. It made my decision to come back after furthering my education very easy. I also particularly enjoy the small-town atmosphere and practice setting where I can truly get to know my patients and what matters to them.”
MRH Director of Marketing Katie Mackin, who has worked with Cox on community outreach projects said her experience in many aspects of healthcare make her a great choice for a primary care practitioner.
“Ashley is a strong patient advocate and prioritizes patient safety above all,” Mackin said. “She’s kind, compassionate and genuinely cares about her patients and their health outcomes.”
Cox lives in Lincoln with her husband and two boys.
Anyone interested in making an appointment with Cox should call MRH Family Medicine at 723-3321.