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Franklin Memorial Hospital Honored by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

March 04, 2021

Rural & Community Top 100 Hospital for 2021

Contact: Ryan M. Mastrangelo, Director of Communications and Public Affairs
RMastrange@mainehealth.org; 207-779-2683

Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“At Franklin, we strive to provide the best possible care for our patients,” said Trampas Hutches, president at FMH. “We take great pride in the work we are doing and will continue to serve our community. We are all in this together.”

Over the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”

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About Franklin Community Health Network
Franklin Community Health Network is a nonprofit, integrated network of rural health care providers, created by Franklin Memorial Hospital in 1991. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, Franklin Health medical practice, Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County, and NorthStar EMS. It is a part of the MaineHealth family.

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