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Kim Balzanelli’s devotion to nursing and concern for her patients are evident from the moment you meet her. As Unit Coordinator of the Medical/Surgical and Pediatrics units at Mid Coast, she cares for both patients and staff with compassion and respect.
Born in Key West, Florida, Kim grew up in a Navy family, travelling all over the United States. She considers Brunswick her hometown now, having lived here for over 20 years.
Kim began her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1985. She received her BS in Nursing from University of Southern Maine and became a Registered Nurse in 1989. She achieved specialty certification in Medical/Surgical Nursing in 1992 and is now a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Kim is certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS). She conducts Life Support courses for hospital staff and the community.
She has been with Mid Coast for almost 25 years and when asked how she likes it she says, "I love it here!