Lifestyle Essentials - Quality Healthcare

Franklin Community Health Network

Quality Healthcare in Greater Franklin County

Located in the western mountains of Maine, Franklin Community Health Network is an integrated network of rural healthcare providers. FCHN focuses on achieving the highest level of health for the community. FCHN was created in 1991 by Franklin Memorial Hospital — the network now includes five affiliates:

  • Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH), a progressive, not-for-profit community hospital
  • Healthy Community Coalition, with a coordinated public health approach of education, health promotion, and outreach to improve the well-being of the residents of Greater Franklin County
  • Franklin Health, a multi-specialty group practice sponsored by FMH and the largest provider of health care services in the region
  • Evergreen Behavioral Services, providing 24/7 emergency mental health response and community outreach services in Greater Franklin County
  • NorthStar, the regional ambulance service of Greater Franklin County with state-of-the-art equipment and modern ambulances


Franklin Memorial Hospital

Located  in the heart of Franklin County, Franklin Memorial Hospital provides the highest quality of care to those in Farmington and the surrounding towns. Offering state-of-the-art technology, FMH prides itself on being one of the lowest cost hospitals in Maine.

With a broad range of medical services, FMH specializes in cardiology, orthopedics, emergency care and occupational health and is a member of both the American Hospital Association as well as the Maine Hospital Association.

Franklin Memorial Hospital has received more national distinctions than any other hospital in Maine. Most recently, in October of 2011, FMH earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Franklin Memorial’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

With cutting edge technology and large meeting rooms, the Ben Franklin Center was created to provide health information and educational programming to patients, professionals, students and the community. With an event coordinator available through every step of planning and execution, many have chosen the Ben Franklin Center to hold their meetings, conferences, seminars and other events.

In 2008, the hospital opened the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center, a new $10 million medical office building. This 58,000 square foot building houses Franklin Health pediatrics, women's care, orthopaedics, general surgery, and urology medical practices, as well as the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. The new building will allow physicians to better accommodate the growing number of patients looking for care at these practices.


HealthReach Community Health Centers

HRCHC is a system of 11 medical practices serving the rural communities of central and western Maine by providing primary health care and outreach services to person of all ages. Four of these eleven medical practices are located in the greater Franklin County region.

Umbagog Dialysis Center

Located in Wilton, Maine, the Umbagog Dialysis Center opened its doors on January 31, 2003. The new center, operated by Fresenius Medical Care and Androscoggin Clinical Associates can serve as many as twelve patients at the same time.