Robin Hirsh-Wright, LCSW
Director of Palliative Care Services
Robin has 25 years of experience in working with people with serious illness in a variety of settings that include home health, hospice, geriatric care management, and palliative care both in the outpatient and hospital setting. Robin also has adjunct faculty experience in the Sociology and Social Work departments of USM and St. Joseph’s College. Currently, she also serves as vice president of the Maine Hospice Council Board of Directors.
Today, Robin overseas palliative care statewide and is passionate about bringing it to the homes in which people live. “Good palliative care is about finding a way to walk beside someone living with a serious illness,” says Ms. Hirsh-Wright. “Our culture struggles to even talk about the concept that life doesn’t go on forever. Invariably, when supporting someone who is facing a serious illness the conversation becomes about what makes life worth living, rather than dying.”