Greater Franklin County is tucked in the beautiful western mountain foothills of Maine, one of the most spectacular places in New England. This quaint, four-season region offers numerous opportunities for its 40,000 residents, including a nationally-acclaimed health care system, pristine lakes, panoramic views and bustling downtowns with a distinct local flavor.
The region's health care is served by Franklin Community Health Network, a locally controlled, nonprofit, integrated network of rural health care providers, created by Franklin Memorial Hospital in 1991. Affiliates include Franklin Memorial Hospital and Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County. We have been part of the MaineHealth family since October 2014.
Our mission is to work cooperatively with others to achieve the highest level of health and wellness possible for the people of West Central Maine.
Community Health Needs Assessment
MaineHealth’s mission of working together so our communities are the healthiest in America includes a commitment to health equity and improving health outcomes for all patients, families, care teams and community members. We partner with community based organizations, schools, businesses and government agencies to understand and address factors impacting the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Every three years, non-profit hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and develop strategies to address these needs through a community health implementation plan (CHIP). In Maine, this process is done collaboratively with Northern Light Health, Central Maine Healthcare, MaineGeneral Health, MaineHealth and Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Franklin Community Health is part of the MaineHealth integrated health system. We work together toward common goals established by a shared strategic plan.
Mission, Vision & Values
All MaineHealth care team members share the same mission, vision and values.