Rachael Burgess, MSN, CPNP-AC, CPON is a pediatric palliative care NP on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at Maine Medical Center.  Prior to joining MMC PACT in February of 2020, she was a pediatric palliative care NP and Director of the PACT NP Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for 7 years.

Rachael completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her MSN with a minor in palliative care from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming an NP, her bedside nursing experience included caring for children and their families in hematology/oncology, pulmonary and stem cell transplant departments at UNC-Chapel Hill, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Rachael lives in Falmouth with her husband and two young children.  She enjoys cooking, reading, working in the yard, boating and exploring coastal Maine with her family.

Project Name (Collaboration with Shelley Jacobs): Pediatric Respite Care for Children with Medical Complexity: Advocating for policy change in Maine