Become an FCHN Corporator and Attend Annual Meeting
August 18, 2008
Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) invites interested members of the community to become an FCHN corporator and share in its 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 Greater Franklin County. FCHN includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Behavioral Services, Franklin Health, NorthStar, and the Healthy Community Coalition.
As an FCHN corporator, one's main obligation is to attend the annual meeting on Monday, September 29, from 6-8 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. There, corporators 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 Doug Walrath, chair of the Board, and Dr. David Hyde, 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. A sampling of committees includes finance, quality, long-range planning, and NorthStar.
Interested persons should contact Mandy Luce, assistant to the president, at 779-2265 before September 1, or register on-line at http://www.fchn.org/about/corporator/signup.
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