Gregory T. LaFrancois, CPA, MHA, FACHE

President, The Aroostook Medical Center

Function in the System
Gregory T. LaFrancois is president of The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC). Located in Presque Isle, TAMC is EMHS’ northernmost member. Gregory also serves as a senior vice president of EMHS.
The Road to Here
Following graduation from Norwich University, Greg served in the US Army for 20 years. Through his service, Greg came to truly understand the importance of each person’s contributions to the whole. His leadership style reflects his commitment to serving those on the front lines of care. Prior to coming to TAMC, he was the president and CEO of Saint Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, North Dakota. He has also served in many other healthcare leadership roles during his more than 28-year career, including CEO at Prairie Saint John’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota; chief financial officer (CFO) at Cumberland Hall Hospital in Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and chief operating officer and CFO at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Norwich University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Guiding Principle
“We are caring for our friends and neighbors so good enough is not good enough. We continually learn and grow. We push ourselves to be better than the day before. We take pride in the work we do. Our community deserves the best and that is exactly what we deliver each day.” 

What He is Trying to Do
“Our community relies on us to structure health services that restore them to health, maintain their current state of health, or improve their health. This is a significant undertaking because delivery of healthcare is a team sport where the patient plays a prominent role. There are tremendous regulatory, financial, and resource constraints on hospitals. TAMC will ensure the health of its community by employing the best and brightest, building quality into our work, and teaching the tenets of a healthy lifestyle.”
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