About us

Greater Franklin County is tucked in the beautiful western mountain foothills of Maine, one of the most spectacular places in New England. This quaint, four-season region offers numerous opportunities for its 40,000 residents, including a nationally-acclaimed health care system, pristine lakes, panoramic views and bustling downtowns with a distinct local flavor.

The region's health care is served by Franklin Community Health Network, a locally controlled, nonprofit, integrated network of rural health care providers, created by Franklin Memorial Hospital in 1991. Our affiliates include Franklin Memorial Hospital, Franklin Health medical practices, Evergreen Behavioral Services, Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County, and NorthStar EMS, the region's ambulance service. We have been part of the MaineHealth system since October 2014.

Our mission is to work cooperatively with others to achieve the highest level of health and wellness possible for the people of West Central Maine.

Thinking about working and living here?

Franklin County, Maine is a unique blend of sophisticated culture and laid-back charm amidst natural beauty. Learn more

We are a college town, too!

Farmington is home to Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington. Learn more

Did you know?

Franklin Memorial Hospital provides advanced, high-quality outpatient specialty care such as cardiology, cancer care, pulmonology, wound care, and more.

Outpatient Specialty Care

Zachary Blakeman, DPM

Dr. Blakeman brings a valuable specialty in podiatry to Greater Franklin County treating patients with a wide range of foot and ankle challenges.

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    Hospital to Host Summer Health Careers Exploration Camp

    Franklin Memorial Hospital will once again host a Summer Scrub Club Camp taking place June 24–27 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The camp is designed to introduce participants to a wide variety of careers available in health care and is open to all students who will be entering grades 8-12.

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    Recovery Boys Screening and Discussion

    Franklin Community Health Network and Maine Behavioral Healthcare are partnering to organize a free film screening and community discussion about the ongoing opioid crisis in Maine and across the nation on Thursday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Thomas Auditorium at the University of Maine Farmington.

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