Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine, is a progressive, friendly, nonprofit community general hospital whose mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to west central Maine. The hospital actively works with the community and with other health-care providers to integrate services and ensure the health of people within its service area. Franklin Memorial Hospital today offers highest-quality health care and state-of-the-art technological support. At the same time, FMH is one of the lowest cost hospitals in Maine as the result of astute quality assurance and cost containment measures.
Care here, as elsewhere in the country, has shifted rapidly from a primarily inpatient medical model to one that emphasizes education, prevention, and outpatient services. The 70-bed hospital is fully qualified and accredited to handle a broad range of medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, and gynecological procedures. The Family Birthing Unit offers a full scope of services before, during and after birth, including nurse home visits and preparation for childbirth. Close to home, technologically advanced, and friendly--the Family Birthing Unit makes the experience of birth as meaningful and comfortable as possible for families.
The hospital also has specialized strengths in cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, rheumatology, internal medicine, urology, emergency care, and occupational health. It is the home of the Western Maine Center for Heart Health, which offers a broad spectrum of preventive, diagnostic, acute-care, and rehabilitative services. The hospital’s Medical Library is open to the public for research and information.