Fairfield Medical Center Named Large Business of the Year

Fairfield Medical Center was named the Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year for 2016 during the chamber’s Annual Dinner on Jan. 23. This year’s nominees for the award also included FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care and HomeHelpers.

John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., president and CEO of Fairfield Medical Center, accepted the award during Saturday’s dinner. During his acceptance speech, he credited the hospital’s board of directors, community physicians, employees, volunteers and management team.

“Fairfield Medical Center is humbled by the nomination, let alone the award itself. Our simple goal is to make a true difference to our community, but to do so with our hearts, as well as our heads. This is a very lofty honor.”

The award was presented during a milestone year for Fairfield Medical Center, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Fairfield Medical Center started out as Lancaster Municipal Hospital, opening on Oct. 10, 1916 with the help of a $25,000 bond issue and numerous private donations from the community. It was the first non-private hospital in Lancaster and its mission was to provide “good will for the ill.” During his acceptance speech, Janoso spoke about the importance of FMC’s Centennial year, as well as the hospital’s future plans for growth.

“A sure sign of a great business is one that is ever growing, ever changing and never settling to be anything other than the best,” Janoso said. “If you look back on our history, you’ll see that we’ve always believed in the importance of growing with our community to better serve its needs. This will always be an important goal within our organization.”