Buffie Breed, OTreturn to home page
Buffie Breed, the primary occupational therapist at Mid Coast, worked seven years as part of the Behavioral Health staff, before transferring to the Medical-Surgical Care Unit.
Buffie works with patients, guiding them though exercises that will rehabilitate their joints and muscles. "My role is to help patients resume the specific activities that make up their daily routines. These can include self-care, household tasks, work and leisure activities, as well as care the patient may provide for others in the household – spouses, kids, or pets.”
As a member of the ACU team, Buffie liaises between Occupational Therapy Department and the academic programs whose students serve internships at Mid Coast.
In addition to working with patients, Buffie serves on the Patient Education Committee. As a member of the hospital safety team, Buffie trains the Rehabilitation Department staff in safe patient-care practices.
Buffie has two school-age children who keep her very busy in her hours away from the hospital. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, fishing and camping.
"I love working with a people of all ages with different needs,” she says. "My patients are always motivated, because their goal is to get home and get back to their previous level of activity. I feel that my background in Behavioral Health allows me to look at patients in a holistic manner.”
Of the Mid Coast Hospital staff Buffie says, "We have a great health care team that works well together.”
Buffie is a 1993 graduate of the University of New England (Biddeford, Maine) with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.