Maine Hospitals to Participate in Federal Program 

Four Maine hospitals have been selected to participate in a nationwide program.The Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program increases Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to the hospitals.Those four picked are Franklin Memorial in Farmington, Inland Hospital in Waterville, Maine Coast Memorial in Ellsworth, and Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.Maine was not eligible for the program in its initial run five years ago, but U.S. Senators Snowe and Collins lobbied for the inclusion of these four.