Maurice G. Paquette, MPAS, PA-C, of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), has been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Paquette earned a CAQ in Emergency Medicine, for which he met specific education, experience and licensure requirements and also successfully passed a national exam in the specialty.
Paquette has worked in Emergency Medicine for nine years, and says he pursued the credential to offer patients at MAHHC the highest level of care. “I love both the challenges and rewards of Emergency Medicine,” says Paquette. “In the Emergency Department, we are often confronted with life-threatening crises that require quick thinking and excellent judgment, which can only come from a thorough understanding of the medical situation. In the process of earning my CAQ in Emergency Medicine, I deepened my knowledge of best practices, which will help me deliver the best possible care.”
As a certified PA-C, Paquette graduated from a masters-level program and passed a rigorous certification exam. He also maintains certification at the highest level through continuing medical education programs and retesting. According to Richard Marasa, MD, Medical Director, Emergency Medicine at MAHHC, “Emergency Medicine is one of MAHHC’s most demanding specialties, and we are extremely pleased to have Moe Paquette’s expertise at hand. Our Emergency Department is fortunate to have such qualified staff, short wait times, and access to TeleEmergency services through our affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Moe’s successful pursuit of a CAQ in Emergency Medicine will be an important asset in ensuring positive outcomes for our ER patients.”