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National Honors

 

"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.

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.

For further information about any of the above awards or recognition, contact the Community Relations Office at Franklin Memorial Hospital (207) 779-2555.

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