Missy McCann, RN, got her start in the medical field as a nursing tech at Brewer Rehab. From the beginning, she knew that she wanted to further her education and work in the fast pace of a busy hospital. After 12 years as a tech, and with the support of her husband, Missy decided to go back to school and earn her nursing degree. While in school, she worked at St. Joseph Hospital, Community Health and Counseling and Eastern Maine Medical Center. Upon her graduation in 2001, she accepted a position as an RN on the surgical floor at EMMC.
She soon moved to the adult and pediatric ICU, where she would watch the Lifeflight crew transport the most critical patients, and knew that was what she really wanted to do. The opportunity presented itself in 2008 and Missy accepted a flight nurse position in June of that year.
“It is a privilege to take care of these patients and their families during a very vulnerable time in their lives. I made a pact with myself after helping my in-laws deal with the death of a close family member that I was going to dedicate my life to emergency medicine, not only through solid training and experience, but also with kind words and a gentle smile.”
Missy lives in Winterport with her husband and two sons. She spends her time watching her son race motocross, riding her motorcycle, hunting, scrapbooking and hanging out with her grandson Ian.