FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital plans a variety of special events for the public, patients and employees to mark National Hospital Week the week of May 11, said Jill Berry Bowen, the hospital’s chief operating officer

A free hands-on Internet computer class will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 12, and again Friday, May 16, in the Stanley Room. Participants will be guided through the many health resources available on the World Wide Web, including health news, magazine and journal articles, drug information, and support organizations. Some Internet experience is requested. The instructor will be Anne Piroso.

Dr. Nancy Cummings, an orthopedic surgeon, and physical therapists Susan Davidson and Miriam Brennan will present “Osteoporosis: the Silent Disease” from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the board room.

Urologist Dr. Michael Parker will present “Shedding Light on Prostate Treatment” from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Walden Room.

Both presentations, as well as the Internet computer classes, are for the general public.

Tours of the two-year renovation and expansion project will be given three times during the week. Anyone interested in seeing the new family birthing and pediatric units and the oncology area, which opened last fall, as well as the ambulatory surgical center and education center, which will soon open, may attend.

The tours will be given by Don Garrison, chief of facilities management, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. Wednesday and noon on Friday. Those interested in taking part should meet in the hospital lobby, five minutes before the tour is scheduled.

On Friday, patient appreciation day, each patient will receive a flower arrangement.

The annual employee recognition banquet for all employees at five-year milestones or with 15 or more years of employment will take be Thursday night at the University of Maine at Farmington. Maine humorist Gary Crocker will provide entertainment.

For more information or to sign up for an event, people can contact the Community Relations Department at 779-2555 or 1-800-398-6031.

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