"Franklin Community Health Network accepts accountability for improving the health and quality of life of the entire community. The Network works collaboratively in the community to develop innovative and highly effective programs to address issues and problems to meet the needs and concerns of its residents." --Susan Manilow, chair of the Foster G. McGaw Prize committee
"Franklin Memorial truly believes in the power of community….. By increasing access to services, fostering youth leadership and engaging community members, Franklin Memorial is making a profound difference in the lives of Mainers everyday." --Dick Davidson, former AHA President
Award Winning Care
Franklin Memorial Hospital has received more national distinctions than any other hospital in Maine. Most recently we were honored as one of three finalists for the Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service, one of the most prestigious hospital honors in the nation. This comes on top of three other national awards in the past ten years, making us one of the most nationally acclaimed hospitals in New England.
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.
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.
For further information about any of the above awards or recognition, contact the Community Relations Office at Franklin Memorial Hospital (207) 779-2555.