LANCASTER, Ohio (December 20, 2011) – The Fairfield Medical Center (FMC) Board of Directors voted last week to support and endorse the efforts of Fairfield Homes, Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency and The Recovery Center in the development of the Pearl House, a permanent supportive housing project. The board feels that this is in line with the current direction of fighting the drug addiction problem in the community.
The board of directors took time to study and discuss both views of the issue and welcomed a presentation from both sides at the December 14 board meeting. Following a discussion, the board felt that this decision is consistent with FMC’s mission, vision and strategic goals for community health and wellness.
The FMC Board of Directors and staff offer support to this community project as well as a commitment to provide emergency and medical services to tenants of the Pearl House, just as they would with any other member of the community.
FMC is directly involved in numerous efforts to improve drug education, awareness and treatment in our community and continues to support the Opiate Task Force. The Board appreciates the efforts that are being made to end homelessness and to assist individuals and their families in our community who are affected by drug addiction.
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