Public Hearing on Franklin Memorial Hospital Membership with MaineHealth Taking Place
Scheduled for April 3, 10 a.m.−3 p.m. at UMF
March 13, 2014
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal of Franklin Memorial Hospital to become a member of MaineHealth. The hearing is part of the state’s Certificate of Need application process.
The public hearing is taking place Thursday, April 3, 10 a.m.−3 p.m. at the University of Maine Farmington, North Dining Hall (Section C). The purpose of this hearing is to allow Franklin Memorial Hospital and MaineHealth opportunity to present information about the proposed membership and the public to make comments or raise issues and/or concerns to be considered by the Department on this proposal.
Franklin Memorial Hospital representatives Rebecca Arsenault, president/CEO, and Dr. Michael Fraley, medical staff president, along with Andrea Patstone, MaineHealth senior vice president, system development, will provide a 30-minute presentation beginning at 10 a.m. The public comment portion of the hearing is scheduled to run until 3 p.m.
“Franklin Memorial Hospital has a long history of collaboration with the MaineHealth system,” said Arsenault. “Membership in this health system will assist us in meeting the challenges associated with health care reform and continuing to provide quality, accessible care to the 40,000 residents in the greater Franklin County area.”
At the close of the public hearing, additional written comments may be submitted to the DHHS, Licensing and Regulatory Services, Certificate of Need Unit, Station House Station # 11, 41 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011 no later than 5 p.m. May 5.
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