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 a member of MaineHealth 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.

Latest News

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    Climb for a Cure Happening on Friday

    The 18th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit kicks off with the Climb for a Cure on Friday, Dec. 28.

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  • dr rogers weighs in oct 16
    Sites in Franklin County Recognized for Increasing Healthy Choices

    Let’s Go! recently announced that 17 schools, 13 school cafeterias, 8 out-of-school programs, 16 child care programs, and 7 health care practices in Franklin County are being recognized for their positive impact on children’s health. A total of 48 sites are proactively implementing Let’s Go!’s evidence-based strategies with the goal of increasing daily healthy habits.

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Upcoming Classes & Events

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  • Community Health Forum

    All residents are invited to attend the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Forum to share what your top health concerns are in Greater...

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