NORTHSTAR EMS- Regionally Strong, Locally Active
NorthStar is a regional Emergency Medical Service and one of the largest ambulance services in Maine.
NorthStar operates five strategically located bases, including Carrabassett Valley (located adjacent to the Town Office and Fire Department). With this great regional strength, we respond not only to local emergencies and medical calls but also provide support and backup to the entire 2,800 square mile coverage area. This assures that no matter where one ambulance is, there will always be another available for the next call.
NorthStar provides a one-paramedic ambulance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During the ski season NorthStar provides an additional ambulance from 9am to 5pm during weekends and vacation weeks. These two ambulances respond to over 500 requests for service during the year. We also increase our staffing during special events in our area to help maintain appropriate ambulance coverage. We also have several EMS providers who monitor the radio waves and respond from home as needed.
Effective October 1, 2014 Franklin Community Health Network, which includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, is based in Farmington, Maine joined MaineHealth. NorthStar is a department of Franklin Memorial Hospital. NorthStar will continue to deliver the same service using the same delivery model to the citizens and visitors of greater Franklin County have grown accustomed to over the past nine years.
Excerpt from FCHN press release:http://www.fchn.org/news/post/franklincommunity-health-network-to-joinmainehealth-october-1
“MaineHealth and Franklin Community Health Network share the same values and mission, and by joining MaineHealth, we will be able to partner with the system and other members to improve healthcare in our community,” said Rebecca Arsenault, president and CEO of Franklin Community Health Network.
She adds, “Membership provides us with a number of opportunities to strengthen our ability to provide high quality, safe patient care and to ensure that care remains available in our area.”
Thank you for making us a part of your community. We’d love to hear from you (other than through 911, of course!). If you have any questions please call my office at 779-2400 As always, NorthStar is proud to be your ambulance service.