FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network Executive Vice President Gerald Cayer was presented the Franklin Community Health Leadership Award at the Farmington Community Rounds, hosted by Franklin Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24.
The presentation of the community health leadership award has become a highlight of FCHN’s annual meeting in recent years. Cayer was cited for advancing the availability of dental services through a collaboration with Community Dental; his leadership in a local campaign organizing men and boys to take a stand against domestic violence; and his efforts to recognize local veterans for their service to our country.
This year FCHN replaced the annual meeting tradition with informational Community Rounds in four locations: Farmington, Rangeley, Carrabassett Valley and Jay. Rebecca Ryder, FCHN president, bestowed Cayer with the award at the opening event.
Attendees of the community rounds received a printed annual report, along with updates regarding new medical staff, new services and programs, patient safety initiatives, challenges and future plans. Besides Ryder, presenters included Joseph Bujold, board chairman; and Dr. Robert O’Reilly, medical staff president (Farmington location only).