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President - Franklin Community Health Network

Job Description

MaineHealth is seeking a President to lead Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN), a first-class rural healthcare organization located in Farmington, Maine. Reporting to the Mountain Region President and the FCHN Board of Directors, the President of FCHN will be the top executive at FCHN and strong community leader.

FCHN consists of the following:
  • Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH), a 65-bed, non-profit, rural, acute care and specialty care community hospital in Farmington, Maine
  • Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County, a community public health outreach program that provides screenings, prevention programs and events
  • NorthStar EMS, a regional ambulance service sponsored by FMH
This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative healthcare leader to impact the future of FCHN and the health and wellness of Franklin County. MaineHealth and FCHN seek a talented and strategic healthcare executive to lead FCHN through its continued unification into MaineHealth and to ensure Franklin County continues to receive high quality healthcare from the local hospital and continues to advance population health initiatives across the region.
Possessing integrity and strong interpersonal abilities, the successful candidate will be a dynamic, passionate, value-based, action-oriented leader with a strong skill set in communication, relationship and team building, listening and decision making. They will have a track record of advancing change, building successful relationships with medical staff, community members and organizations and navigating a highly matrixed, multi-hospital healthcare system.
The ideal candidate will recognize that, as the leader of one of the communities’ largest employers, there is a high degree of visibility and community engagement that is required to be successful and best represent the organization to the community. The President will demonstrate a strong sense of social responsibility and desire to be visible and active in the community. They will also have an understanding of rural health care and an appreciation for the unique challenges associated with delivering health care services within a rural community.
Among other duties, the President will also be expected to:
  • Lead and position FCHN as a leader in high quality and innovative clinical services in the region and throughout the state through collaborative partnerships with providers, employees, board members, the community and external organizations
  • Cultivate strong working relationships with ambulatory medical practices
  • Work with senior leaders to foster a culture that encourages quality, accountability, excellence and superior results in patient, employee and provider engagement
  • In alignment with the MaineHealth strategic plan, execute the vision and support business strategies to enhance market share and improve overall system performance, ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization
  • Foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at FCHN
Franklin County is tucked in the beautiful western mountain foothills of Maine. One of the most spectacular places in New England, Franklin County offers panoramic views, lakes, ponds and some of the state’s best ski mountains. The region is known for its safe communities, bustling downtowns with a distinct local flavor and is also home to the University of Maine at Farmington.
It is preferred that candidates have a master’s or advanced degree in health care administration or related field and a minimum of ten years of progressive leadership and management roles in healthcare. Further, the search committee is seeking candidates who are community-minded, visible to staff, strategically and financially astute, collaborative and kind.
To apply, please send 1) a letter of interest including key leadership experiences and 2) a resume to Maggie McGauley, Executive Recruiter, at The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023.
Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Location: MaineHealth · Administration
Schedule: Full Time, Day Shift, 40

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