In the March 15th issue of The Rangeley Highlander, The article, “Rangeley Selectmen Meeting Addresses Healthcare Concerns and Community Issues” stated that Dr. King underscored Franklin Memorial Hospital’s downgrade from a Level 2 to a Level 3 facility. Ryan Mastrangelo, Franklin Community Health Network Director of Communications & Public Affairs, responded that Franklin Memorial Hospital is not a trauma facility that is rated in this way. In addition, the article stated that “Franklin Memorial often transfers patients to Central Maine Hospital or Maine Med in Portland. Like many hospitals, these hospitals frequently operate at a “Code Help” or “Capacity Disaster” status capacity designation.” Mastrangelo also responded by saying that while Franklin Memorial Hospital does transfer patients it is not often due to emergency capacity statuses, as mentioned. 

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