FARMINGTON – Kevin McGinnis has been contracted to resume duties as director of ambulance services at Franklin Memorial Hospital, according to Jill Berry Bowen, FMH chief operating officer.

McGinnis served in this position from May 2001 until last September when a family illness caused him to resign.

“I have continued to work with the ambulance services these past several months on the difficult town subsidy situation, but I am looking forward to taking on the entire role of director once more. I greatly respect the EMTs and paramedics who are the backbone of these emergency medical services, and have experienced no finer services anywhere,” said McGinnis.

Franklin Memorial Hospital operates five ambulance services based in Farmington, Livermore, Phillips, Rangeley and Carrabassett Valley serving all the of Franklin County and parts of Somerset, Oxford and Androscoggin counties, and it employs more than 100 emergency medical service professionals.

The ambulance services have been confronted by lower reimbursements from Medicare and have been the subject of town and media attention because of resulting increases in town subsidy requests.

McGinnis is a paramedic with 29 years of EMS experience. He has served as a regional EMS coordinator, hospital emergency department director, and for 10 years as Maine’s state EMS director. He graduated from Brown University and Cornell University and has a master’s degree in hospital and health system administration.

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