About Franklin Memorial Hospital
Franklin Memorial Hospital is a progressive, friendly, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care. The 65-bed hospital is fully qualified and accredited to handle a broad range of medical, surgical, pediatric, women’s care, and diagnostic services. Top quality specialty care is offered including: cardiology, oncology and hematology, orthopaedics, occupational health, pain management, pediatric endocrinology, physical rehabilitation, pulmonology, sleep disorders, sports medicine, and wound care.
Franklin Memorial is noted for its innovation. The hospital was Maine’s first hospital to offer prenatal nurse home visits to all first-time parents, the first to perform laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, the first rural Maine hospital to install a 64-slice CT scanner, and the first in the state to declare itself smoke-free. National attention has focused on its efforts to improve access to health care services and preventative health programs. For these reasons, Franklin Memorial Hospital and Franklin Community Health Network have been awarded three of the nation’s highest honors for hospital systems from the American Hospital Association: the Living the Vision Award, Foster G. McGaw Finalist Award, and the NOVA Award.
The Franklin ScoreKeeper System is credited with contributing to Franklin County's distinction of having the state's lowest "excess preventable death" rate for cardiovascular disease.
FMH created and is now an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network, an integrated network of providers that includes Franklin Health (a multi-specialty group medical practice), Healthy Community Coalition (a health education, outreach, wellness, prevention organization), Evergreen Behavioral Services (an emergency mental health provider), and the Western Maine Physicians-Hospital Organization, a negotiating entity made up of physicians and the hospital.