Monday, June 23, 2014

In the News: final walk through, emergency medial care

For the last time in its 43 year history, the halls of Franklin High School were filled with students.
But some of these students haven’t set foot in the school in years, and came back to catch one final glimpse of the school that they spent four years in.
With a brand new 300,000-square-foot building approaching completion that will open in time for next school year, administration opened the school to the public for the last time Saturday.
You can read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

Two town councilors held a closed-door meeting with officials from Milford Regional Medical Center this week to discuss Franklin’s urgent care needs and the prospect of bringing in a medical clinic. 
Peter Padula and Judith Pfeffer met privately Thursday afternoon with Milford Regional CEO Frank Saba, among other hospital officials. Council Chairman Robert Vallee has asked Padula and Pfeffer to research outpatient options for the town, such as a satellite emergency room, because he said it takes too long to take Franklin patients in need of critical care to area hospitals like Milford Regional. 
"We’re one of the biggest towns in the Milford area that brings patients to their hospital," Pfeffer said. "They want to make sure we’re being treated and handled as well as possible." 
According to Milford Regional, the ambulance times from Franklin fall within national standards. "But it all depends what section of Franklin you’re going to," Pfeffer noted.
You can read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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