Starting in March 2015, I have had the honor to serve this organization - first as interim CEO for two years before the creation of a shared-president model between Western Maine Health and Franklin Community Health Network. During that time, I have learned that this organization’s employees, physicians, nurses, and community volunteers form an dedicated and enthusiastic team - committed to providing exceptional care for our patients. This is a respectful and caring group that welcomes transparency and open communication. Like many small, rural hospitals, we have our challenges to overcome, but the team here is outstanding and well-equipped to meet those challenges.
Being part of the MaineHealth family has provided our organization with advantages around the sharing of resources: personnel, clinical best-practices, strategic planning, purchasing, and human resources, among others. This support allows us to continue to provide the highest quality care to the 40,000 residents in our service area and to remain an important employer in our region.
In closing, I would also like to extend special recognition to the local board who has volunteered hundreds of hours and immeasurable expertise to assure the success of this organization.
Franklin Memorial Hospital
The annual Battle for Breast Cancer, a round-robin benefit field hockey event that took place on July 13 at Thomas College, raised a record $42,467 in proceeds for the beneficiary, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center (WBCC), a program of Franklin Memorial Hospital.
Franklin Health Orthopedics is pleased to announce the addition of orthopedic surgeons Raymond White, MD, and F. Lincoln Avery, MD, through a service partnership with Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.