Regardless of your age or health status, it is important to have completed advance directives in place. Having advance directives, legal documents, means that you have assigned someone to oversee medical treatment and end-of-life decisions in the event you are unable to communicate them yourself. Three common advance directives include a healthcare power of attorney, do not resuscitate order and a living will. At Fairfield Medical Center, we want to provide you and your loved ones peace of mind in knowing that your final wishes are carried out as you desire.
Life is unpredictable. Injury and illness can happen at any time, and death is an inevitable part of life.
Advance directives are especially important for anyone with a chronic illness or progressive medical disease. Really, anyone over the age of 18 should have completed advance directives.
If you are interested in finding out more about advance directives, call (740) 687-8660.
To review the advance directives packet and forms, click here.
Designed to make you feel you at home during your stay, our refined Orthopedic Unit provides the best possible environment for recovery after your orthopedic or total joint replacement surgery. From dining by a fireplace to enjoying the contentment of your own private room - we promise your stay will be pleasurable for you and your guest in our newly renovated and designed orthopedic unit.
To learn more about other amenities offered, click here.
To schedule your personal tour, call (740) 687-8276.
Orthopedic Team of Experts
Our board-certified surgeons conducted 3,664 surgeries in 2012. Orthopedic program manager, Tonya Nafzger, requires each nurse on the unit to complete Orthopedic Nurse Certification. This certification cannot be obtained until two years of intense criterion has been successfully completed and certification test has been passed. Our 100% orthopedic certified nurses assist our surgeons in caring for orthopedic surgery and total joint replacement patients. Expert orthopedic surgeons and certified nurses collaborate to provide you with the best procedural and surgical outcomes possible.
Mark M. D’Onofrio, M.D.
Doctor D’Onofrio specializes in total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery, and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. D’Onofrio is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He completed his residency at Ohio State University Hospitals where he specialized in musculoskeletal and orthopedic surgery. Dr. D’Onofrio has been with Fairfield Medical Center since 2004.
Keith A. Hollingsworth, M.D.
Doctor Hollingsworth specializes in orthopedic surgery, and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hollingsworth is member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Ohio Orthopedic Society and the Fairfield County Medical Society. Dr. Hollingsworth completed Residency at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center specializing in orthopedic surgery, and his Fellowship at Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic of Eugene with concentration in sports medicine. He has been with Fairfield Medical Center since 1997.
Steven V. Priano, M.D.
Doctor Priano specializes in orthopedic surgery and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Priano completed his Residency at Allegheny General Hospital specializing in orthopedic surgery, and his Fellowship at The Ohio State University College of Medicine specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has been with Fairfield Medical Center since 2002.
David M. Vaziri, M.D.
Doctor Vaziri specializes in orthopedic surgery and is certified by both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Orthopedic Sports Medicine. His professional memberships and associations include: American Medical Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Orthopedic Society, Columbus Orthopedic Society, Columbus Medical Association, National Osteoporosis Foundation, International Society for Clinical Densitometry and Bone and Mineral Research Society. Dr. Vaziri completed his Residency at St. Louis University specializing in orthopedic surgery and his Fellowship at St. Louis University specializing in orthopedics. He has been with Fairfield Medical Center since 2009.
Orthopedic Program Manager, Tonya Nafzger, R.N., M.S.N., O.N.C.
To contact Tonya Nafzger with questions about orthopedic services or to schedule a tour of the unit, call (740) 687-8276.
Together, our orthopedic surgeons form Ohio Orthopaedic Center. Ohio Orthopaedic Center has two locations.
2405 North Columbus Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740) 687-3346
7901 Diley Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Phone: (740) 687-3345
Fax: (740) 689-1279
Pat O’Rourke says he knows the importance of early diagnosis and intervention of orthopedic injuries. And he’s had his share.
For more than 10 years, O’Rourke has been seeing Dr. Keith Hollingsworth, an orthopedic surgeon with the Ohio Orthopaedic Center, for his injuries.
“I learned when I was coaching high school and college football how important it is for early diagnosis of problems so you can get them fixed and get back to being active,” said O’Rourke, who played college football at the University of Dayton.
His most recent injury was a torn plantaris tendon in June of this year. He is doing rehabilitation to try to overcome that injury along with his strained Achilles tendon, which happened in August of 2011. Dr. Hollingsworth also repaired O’Rourke’s torn rotator cuff and performed arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees. As a self-described Type A person, O’Rourke wants to get fixed so he can “get back in the game.”
“At the age of 62, it’s important for me to be able to stay active,” said O’Rourke, the firm administrator for the Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson law firm in Lancaster. “I’m certainly not as active as I was when I was 50 or 40 or 30 or 20, but it’s been important to me and Dr. Hollingsworth has taken care of me every time.”
Despite his numerous orthopedic injuries, O’Rourke has remained active, exercising and golfing in his free time. He says if he is able to get to the Robert K. Fox Family YMCA five or six times a week to exercise and golf once or twice a week, it’s a good week. He makes it clear he doesn’t consider himself a “golfer,” but has always enjoyed the game so he took lessons beginning in 2006. “Exercise is as good for mental health as it is for physical well-being,” he said. “Dr. Hollingsworth has kept me physically active and that contributes to a positive attitude when some form of adversity shows up.”
And Dr. Hollingsworth’s goal is to get patients active again. “We want to bring patients back to pre-injury activity level,” says Dr. Hollingsworth, who is board certified in orthopedic surgery, specializing in sports medicine.
Although some of O’Rourke’s orthopedic injuries are chronic, he continues the daily regimen he learned during his physical therapy sessions. “Sometimes people think they just need to stop what they’re doing and that’s not the case,” O’Rourke said. “You have to stay active and you have to keep moving!”
For more information about orthopedic services at Fairfield Medical Center, call (740) 687-8276.
No matter if they are a purebred, a mixed breed, a rescue dog, a family pet, large, small, lively or calm, the Therapy Dogs at Fairfield Medical Center all have one thing in common; they love people and consider it their duty to brighten your day.
Through the stress of medical testing, recovering from surgery or worrying about the condition of a loved one, dogs are able to provide a much-needed diversion from a patient’s problems. They relieve agitation, anxiety, and stress in patients, and, quite simply, they bring smiles and joy to the hearts of many. Animals have a way of accepting without qualification. They don’t judge you. They don’t care how you look or what you say. They simply accept you the way you are.
Fairfield Medical Center’s Pet Therapy Program has been in existence for more than 15 years and now includes approximately 20 pet therapy teams in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Patients can request a visit from a Pet Therapy team by calling