Botulism update
4/21/2015

Botulism update

Patients have presented with suspected botulism at Fairfield Medical Center and other Central Ohio hospitals. At this time, the Ohio Department of Health has reported that there have been 18 suspected cases, including one death (a 54-year-old female); none of these cases have yet been confirmed through laboratory testing. In addition, 21 individuals have sought treatment at hospitals in the area as a precaution.
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Fairfield Medical Center was recently reaccredited as a Chest Pain Center
4/6/2015

Fairfield Medical Center was recently reaccredited as a Chest Pain Center

Fairfield Medical Center was recently reaccredited as a Chest Pain Center through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for its commitment to providing fast care to patients experiencing chest pain. Read More
Nominations Open For The Rob L. Walker Heart Safe School Champion Award
3/16/2015

Nominations Open For The Rob L. Walker Heart Safe School Champion Award

This annual award is presented by Snider Community Heart Watch at Fairfield Medical Center and the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation to recognize individuals who are dedicated to making schools safer and better prepared for those who have heart conditions.
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FMC Achieves Chest Pain Accreditation
3/9/2015

FMC Achieves Chest Pain Accreditation

Fairfield Medical Center recently received full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Read More
Nurse Navigator Helps Cancer Patients Make the Connection
2/27/2015

Nurse Navigator Helps Cancer Patients Make the Connection

O’Neal’s role is to guide cancer patients and their families through unfamiliar healthcare territory, educating them about their treatment plans, assisting with the processing of financial paperwork and providing emotional support. Read More
Employee Spotlight - Kim Westoven
2/20/2015

Employee Spotlight - Kim Westoven

Congratulations to Kim Westoven, team leader for the FHP Family Medicine of Amanda and FHP Family Medicine of Carroll offices, on passing her certified medical assistant exam. Read More
Five Children, One Hospital
2/17/2015

Five Children, One Hospital

When Jill Allen was pregnant with her first child, there was never any question as to where she would deliver her baby. Read More
Every Minute Counts
2/17/2015

Every Minute Counts

Last January, while recovering from surgery on his left foot, Jim Linehan noticed swelling in his right leg. While he knew he should alert his surgeon, Dr. Christopher Walker, and his wife, Dottie Linehan, he didn’t. It ended up being an almost fatal mistake. Read More
Bonding After Back Surgery
2/17/2015

Bonding After Back Surgery

Sitting down to dinner, getting out of bed or tying a shoe: They’re all simple acts that, until recently, David Johnson couldn’t do without grimacing in pain. Read More
A Quick Return
2/17/2015

A Quick Return

With five grandchildren and a full-time job as a bank teller, Linda McFarland spends a lot of time on her feet. So when she had to have a hysterectomy at Fairfield Medical Center, she was happy to hear she wouldn’t be laid up for long. Read More