"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.
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.
Other awards and recognitions that Franklin Memorial Hospital has also received in recent years includes:
- Recipient of the Governor's Award in Technology in 1996 for our efforts to build a community health information network for west central Maine.
- Recognition and a major multi-year grant from the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association as one of eight Community Care Network Demonstration Program sites nationally.
- Recipient of a $342,000 federal grant from the Rural Utilities Service of the US Department of Agriculture for a distance learning and telemedicine initiative.
- Host of one of the American Hospital Association's three Case Example On-Site workshops nationally in July 1996, attended by nineteen physicians and hospital executives from across the U.S. and Canada.
- Recipient of a $200,000/year grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy for the SCORE-5 program of the Hospital's Western Maine Center for Heart Health.
- Recipient of a $281,240 grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the first three years' operation of the Franklin Health Access Project, a program that provides access to health care for the area's uninsured, low-income residents. This grant matches funds raised from local and regional foundations.
For further information about any of the above awards or recognition, contact the Community Relations Office at Franklin Memorial Hospital (207) 779-2555.