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Hospital rating group issues safety grade for Franklin Memorial Hospital(0)

November 13, 2018

FARMINGTON – The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that tracks hospital quality, gave Franklin Memorial Hospital a “B” ranking in its fall safety ratings for hospital organization’s nationally. The grade for the fall follows a spring rating period when Franklin Memorial and many other smaller hospitals nationally did not receive a rating because of changes […]

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Kingfield Health Center to hold 5th annual Thanksgiving food drive

KINGFIELD – In an effort to support patients and members of the community, Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will hold its fifth annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from Friday, Nov. 2 to Wednesday, Nov. 21. The center’s goal is to provide 10 full Thanksgiving dinners to local families. Donations may be dropped off at Tranten’s Market, […]

Safe Voices: Domestic abuse is a public health issue

FARMINGTON – Domestic abuse is often thought of or spoken about as a private matter, something deeply personal to a survivor. While this is true, it is also true that domestic abuse is one of the most pervasive public health issues in rural Maine – affecting people from all walks of life, regardless of gender, […]

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins this week

Enrollment season is here! Beginning Nov. 1 and until Dec. 15, any eligible person or family can sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace. Now entering its sixth enrollment year, the marketplace is still an important route to affordable coverage for many in Maine and across the country. Western Maine Community Action […]

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