Lengthy article about the Franklin Community Health Network, which incorporates
Lengthy article about the Franklin Community Health Network, which incorporates mental health, community outreach and physician treatment under one umbrella. Tracy Harty, executive director of Healthy Community Coalition, says the Mobile Health Unit alone has served more than 3,000 area residents. The six-year-old health network in Farmington is shifting treatment philosophies from illness-based individual care to health-based community care. Franklin Memorial Hospital is the cornerstone of the network. Dr. Dora Ann Mills, director of the state Bureau of Health, says the hospital had the first licensed HMO in the state, Rural Health Associates, in 1973, which was sold to Blue Cross-Blue Shield in the 1980s. It now has two new programs, the Health Card, which discounts self-paid medical care for all Franklin County residents, and the Contract for Care, which lets people pay off their hospital bills by providing services such as filing or painting. Accordng to its annual report, the network had $4.2 million in net income last year.
Franklin Community Health Network, Medical care
Skelton, Kathryn, "Lengthy article about the Franklin Community Health Network, which incorporates" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3318.
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