Become an FCHN Corporator and Attend Annual Meeting
July 30, 2007
Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) invites interested members of the community to become an FCHN Corporator and share in their governance.
Franklin Community Health Network is a locally controlled not-for-profit network of rural healthcare providers that integrates medicine, health education, and community involvement in the greater Franklin County region. FCHN includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Behavioral Services, Pine Tree Medical Associates, NorthStar EMS, and the Healthy Community Coalition.
As an FCHN Corporator, one’s main obligation is to attend the annual meeting on Monday, September 24, from 6-8 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. There, corporators elect new members of the network and affiliate boards, vote on bylaw changes, and receive an annual report. The annual Community Health Leadership Award is also presented to a deserving member of the community.
Richard Batt, president of Franklin Community Health Network, will give a presentation, as will John Bogar, chair of the FCHN Board, and Dr. Stephen Zanella, president of the Franklin Memorial Hospital medical staff, regarding the network's progress, difficulties being faced, and plans and goals for the next year.
"This is a very challenging time for health providers throughout Maine and the country," said Batt. "We will discuss the challenges and issues that affect the FCHN system, and celebrate our many accomplishments and the good work we do each day."
To be eligible to be a Corporator, one must be registered to vote or pay taxes in one of the towns in the FCHN service area. There is no fee.
"Additionally, inquiries from community members who are interested in serving on an FCHN committee or board are always welcome," added Batt. FCHN committees include finance, quality, ethics, long-range planning, and NorthStar EMS.
Interested persons should contact Mandy Luce, assistant to the FCHN president, at 779-2265 before September 1, or register on-line.
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