"Next" piece on 12 Mainers shaping the future of the state's economy, with a pro
"Next" piece on 12 Mainers shaping the future of the state's economy, with a profile of Richard Batt, 57, president and CEO of Franklin Memorial Hospital and Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington. Since taking over in 1993, he and his team of physicians have increased access to health care, lowered its cost, and focused on education and prevention. The Contract for Care program lets patients pay off debt by providing services or volunteer work, and the Franklin Health Access Project offers free or discounted services to low-income enrollees. By the late 1990s, Franklin County, one of the state's poorest, had achieved the state's lowest rates of smoking and cardiovascular disease, as well as the fewest number of preventable hospital stays. Batt and his colleagues are now actively exporting "The Franklin Model" across Maine and the country and have created ScoreKeeper software to help other health care facilities and businesses adopt the model.
Donahue, Sean, ""Next" piece on 12 Mainers shaping the future of the state's economy, with a pro" (2003). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2595.
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