FARMINGTON — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal of Franklin Memorial Hospital to become a member of MaineHealth. The hearing is part of the state’s Certificate of Need application process.

The public hearing is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the University of Maine Farmington, North Dining Hall, section C. The purpose of this hearing is to allow Franklin Memorial Hospital and MaineHealth an opportunity to present information about the proposed membership and the public to make comments or raise issues and, or concerns to be considered by the Department on this proposal.

FMH representatives Rebecca Arsenault, president and CEO, and Dr. Michael Fraley, medical staff president, along with Andrea Patstone, MaineHealth senior vice president, system development, will provide a 30-minute presentation at 10 a.m. The public comment portion of the hearing is scheduled until 3 p.m.

Additional written comments may be submitted to the DHHS, Licensing and Regulatory Services, Certificate of Need Unit, Station House Station 11, 41 Anthony Ave., Augusta 04333-0011 no later than 5 p.m. on May 5.

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