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Barbara Sergio

Franklin Community Health Network taps chief operating officer as its new president
March 30, 2023
Barbara Sergio
Farmington, Maine – Barbara Sergio, currently chief operating officer and interim president of Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) and Franklin Memorial Hospital, has been named the organization’s president.

Sergio is stepping into the president’s role following the appointment of Trampas Hutches, FCHN’s previous president, as president of MaineHealth’s newly formed Mountain Region, encompassing FCHN, Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health in Norway and Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH.

“As our committee searched for a new leader for FCHN, we were all impressed with Barb’s qualifications, and as the process moved forward we found that the feedback from search committee and our stakeholder survey feedback was unanimous for Barb,” said Hutches of the appointment.

Sergio joined FCHN in August 2019 as senior director of quality and patient safety and moved into the chief operating officer role in January 2021. Prior to joining FCHN, she was the director of quality and patient safety at Boulder Community Health in Colorado. Prior to that she held a series of nurse leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Pennsylvania, Wyoming and South Dakota. She holds a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of South Dakota and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from South Dakota State University.

“The Franklin County region that we serve is a special place,” said Sergio. “Having the opportunity to pursue our MaineHealth vision here – Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America – is a real privilege, especially given the dedication and skill of the care team here at FCHN.”

About FCHN
Franklin Community Health Network is a nonprofit, integrated network of rural health care providers, created by Franklin Memorial Hospital in 1991. Its affiliates include Franklin Memorial Hospital, Franklin Health, Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County, and NorthStar EMS. It is a part of the MaineHealth family of local health systems.

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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