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May 19, 2013

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Bezio is responsible for developing and managing patient treatment plans, with support from hospital staff and under the guidance of patients’ oncologists. She will also be responsible for administering chemotherapy treatments and meeting with patients for their follow-up visits. She is in contact with oncologists on a regular basis to confer about patient treatment plans and their progress.

“I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help local patients with these incredibly important treatments,” she said. “This hospital is very progressive, technologically advanced and very forward-thinking. Patients are so pleased when they learn that they don’t have to travel far for chemotherapy or other infusion services.”

The hospital’s telemedicine program links the patient and nurse practitioner at ECH with an oncologist many miles away using a high-definition video link. The NP and MD are able to collaborate regarding the patient’s care and the patient can discuss treatment options and concerns. The hospital’s lab performs all necessary testing and pharmacists prepare medications, as ordered.

Bezio has extensive experience working as a nurse practitioner and RN for a number of medical groups in both Maine and upstate New York. During her educational career, she provided support to University of Vermont and University of Southern Maine research staff, gaining experience in a number of clinical settings including pediatrics, women’s health, urgent care and family practice. She also worked with many patients to help manage their chronic health conditions.

She attended McGill University in Montreal where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in physiology. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a master’s in nursing and obtained her national certification as a nurse practitioner in May 2009.

New board member

PLATTSBURGH — Arrow Financial Corporation has announced the election of Colin Read to its Board of Directors by a vote of shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on May 1. He replaces longtime director Herbert Carpenter who retired from the Arrow board earlier this month.

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