FMC Celebrates 100th Birthday by Receiving Key to the City

FMC Celebrates 100th Birthday by Receiving Key to the CityFairfield Medical Center received a Key to the City on its 100th birthday – Oct. 10, 2016 – at the Fairfield County Fair main gate Monday. The day also was designated “Fairfield Medical Center Day” at the fair.

Lancaster Mayor Brian S. Kuhn presented the key to FMC President and CEO John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr. following the fair’s annual ribbon cutting. Monday marked the first time that a Lancaster mayor has presented a Key to the City.

“It was an honor for our hospital to be recognized by the Mayor in such a significant way – particularly during the Fairfield County Fair, which is a wonderful tradition in our community,” Janoso said. “It’s a proud feeling to know that we are carrying on the legacy that the founders of our hospital established a century ago – to care for our community.”

In addition to the Key to the City presentation, State Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) presented a resolution from the House of Representatives to Janoso in recognition of FMC’s anniversary. Throughout the day, FMC staff handed out free balloons and cookies at the hospital’s fair booth in the Art Hall.

Fairfield Medical Center, originally known as Lancaster Municipal Hospital, opened its doors in 1916 as a 36-bed, 10-bassinet facility with the slogan “Good Will for the Ill.” Fairfield Medical Center kicked off it’s Centennial in October 2015 and will culminate its yearlong celebration on Oct. 25, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. with the sealing of a Centennial Time Capsule and the unveiling of a timeline installation.

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