Award Winning Care

Franklin Memorial Hospital has received many national distinctions. Though we are proud of our awards, it is not the awards themselves that matter. It is what they testify to: our commitment to serving the community with the very best care.

 Operational Excellence Award2016 Most Wired Again! Franklin Memorial Hospital was once again named as one of the nation’s most wired hospitals according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. The survey examines how organizations are leveraging information technology to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration. Being recognized seven times and for the last six consecutive years is an important milestone.

Hospital Awarded "A" Grade In April 2016, Franklin Memorial Hospital was one of 798 hospitals to receive an ‘A’ by the national patient safety watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. And, this was the first time the Score included five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections: C.diff and MRSA. This fourth consecutive ‘A’ recognition underscores that we are making tremendous strides in providing the highest quality of care to the residents and visitors of Greater Franklin County.

Hospital Earns "Top Performer" Recognition In December 2015, Franklin Memorial Hospital was recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. FMH was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report "America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for surgical care and venous thromboembolism (formation of blood clots in the vein). FMH is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States, and one of 10 Maine hospitals to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction, which recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. This is the third consecutive year that FMH has been recognized as a Top Performer.

Co-authors have community health study published in JAMA Five individuals with an affiliation to Franklin Memorial Hospital, co-authored a community health study published in the Jan. 13, 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. They include: N. Burgess Record, MD; Roderick Prior, MD; David Dixon, MD; Sandra Record, RN; and Gerald Cayer, MPH. These individuals and others worked for nearly two years on the study to demonstrate that in rural Franklin County, sustained, community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-year period (1970-2010) compared with the rest of the state.

Most Wired Franklin Memorial Hospital was named as one of the nation’s most wired hospitals according to the results of the 2015 Health Care’s Most Wired™ survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. Franklin Memorial Hospital was one of 400 hospitals recognized in one of three categories: Most Wired (338), Most Wired – Small and Rural (36), and Most Improved (26). The hospital received its recognition for Most Wired – Small and Rural. Being recognized six times, and for the last five consecutive years is an important milestone.

Hospital Earns "Top Performer" Recognition In October 2014, Franklin Memorial Hospital was recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report "America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia and surgical care. This is the second consecutive year the hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer, having been recognized previously for performance on accountability measure data for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia, outpatient services, and the surgical care improvement project.

2013 "A" Grade by the Leapfrog Group Franklin Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.

2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission Franklin Memorial Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. FMH was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia, outpatient services, and the surgical care improvement project.

2013 Most Wired Recipient Franklin Memorial Hospital was named as one of 289 of the nation’s most wired hospitals according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

2012 Most Wired Recipient Franklin Memorial Hospital was named as one of 154 of the nation’s most wired hospitals according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey Benchmarking Study.

2011 Where to Work: Best Hospital IT Departments The Information Technology (IT) department at Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) has been named among the nation’s first-ever “Where to Work: Best Hospital IT Departments” according to Healthcare IT News’ December 7 issue, a publication of MedTech Media. The FMH department was ranked third in the small hospital category and was the only Maine hospital selected.

2011 Most Wired Recipient Franklin Memorial Hospital was named among the nation’s most wired hospitals according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association.

2009 Most Wired Hospital Recipient Franklin Memorial Hospital was named among the nation’s most wired hospitals in the “Top 25 Most Improved” category, according to the results of the 2009 Most Wired Survey Benchmarking Study released in the July 2009 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. Out of over 5,700 hospitals across the country, more than 1,300 were considered for the award. Franklin Memorial was one of just two hospitals in Maine to be recognized by the “Most Wired” organization this year.

2006 Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence The American Hospital Association (AHA) honored Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Contract For Care program with the Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE). The AHA HAVE Awards program is in its 23rd year and highlights extraordinary efforts of volunteer programs and the positive impact their contributions have on the patients, hospitals, health systems, and communities they serve.

2005 Finalist of the Foster G. McGaw Prize Franklin Community Health Network has been named a finalist for the 2005 Foster G. McGaw Prize—one of the health care field’s most prestigious honors for excellence in community service. The Foster Foster G. McGaw Prize is sponsored by the American Hospital Association, The Baxter International Foundation, and the Cardinal Health Foundation.

2003 Carolyn Boone Lewis Living the Vision Award Franklin Memorial Hospital was awarded the Living the Vision Award by the American Hospital Association for living the AHA’s vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

1998 Runner Up for the Foster G. McGaw Prize Franklin Community Health Network was the runner up for the Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service, presented by the American Hospital Association.

1996 Runner Up for the Nova Award Franklin Memorial Hospital was the runner up for the NOVA Award for collaborative programs focused on community health status presented, by the American Hospital Association.

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