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Jeani Shopel, Juanita Spangler and Susan Lane.
Grateful Hearts of Patients

When FMC staff member Susan Lane stepped in to help Jeani Shopel and her mother, Juanita Spangler, navigate a difficult situation, Jeani knew a simple “thank you” wasn’t nearly enough to show her appreciation.

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A Second Chance – Life Saving Measures after Heart Attack

Since 2021, Ron Brame has made it his mission to not only recover from the heart attack that nearly took his life, but to thank the many caregivers at FMC who were by his side every step of the way.

Toni Reincheld with her husband, Dave Reincheld.
A Joint Effort – Living with Rheumatic Conditions

Living with three types of arthritis left Toni Reincheld in so much pain she could barely walk – but that all changed when she met rheumatologist Dr. Sheryl Mascarenhas. Five years later, Toni has made incredible strides and is living a fuller, more comfortable life.

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A Healing Journey – Life After C. Diff

After battling severe diarrhea and nausea for four months, Susan Nixon-Stoughton became one of the first patients at FMC to successfully undergo a new treatment for C. diff that has allowed her to get back to living her life.

Joel Reid
In Good Hands – Stroke after Severe Neck Injury

FMC chaplain Joel Reid is sharing his love of music – and his positive healthcare experience – with patients after a severe neck injury caused a series of life-threatening strokes.

Neuro Support Group Testimonials

A neurological disorder, such as stroke, dementia or a brain injury, can change your life in an instant. The Neuro Support Group at Fairfield Medical Center is designed to provide education, understanding and hope to patients and caregivers who are navigating the challenges that come with a life-changing medical episode or diagnosis. The group regularly hosts guest speakers to address topics of interest, and also provides activities to promote group bonding and facilitate acceptance and healing.

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Preventative Measures

A new DNA test offered at the Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center is helping patients such as Bill Maffit identify health issues that could lead to esophageal cancer if left untreated.

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A Fight to the Finish – Catherine’s Breast Cancer Story

When Catherine Brock, 33, discovered a lump in her breast during a self-exam, her care team at FMC moved quickly to diagnose and treat her cancer. Now she’s encouraging other women to be proactive when it comes to their breast health.

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A Heartfelt Approach – Amanda’s Arrhythmia Story

When a severe anxiety disorder made it difficult for Amanda Reynolds to seek care for a heart condition, her cardiology team at Fairfield Medical Center helped guide her through the process with compassion and understanding.

Healthy Habits: Improving Sleep Hygiene

Fairfield Medical Center’s specially trained sleep specialists provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments of sleep disorders, including in-center and at-home sleep apnea testing, diagnostics, therapeutic interventions and education.

A Specialized Solution – Robotic Surgery

After years of severe pain and failed remedies, Makala Shipley feared she would never find a solution to her gallbladder issues – until she learned about FMC’s robotic surgery program.

Not Skipping a Beat – Jack’s TAVR Story

Avid outdoorsman Jack Campbell is rediscovering his passions and enjoying a renewed sense of energy following minimally invasive heart surgery.

Dr. Singh and daughter, Dr. Singh, explore the Centennial Wall at FMC
A Family Legacy – Cancer Care

As oncologist Dr. Kanwaljit Singh departs the hospital and community he served for several decades, his daughter, Dr. Avneet Singh, looks forward to carrying on the family’s legacy in medicine.

Living Life in Rhythm – The Vaughan’s Heart Care Story

Community Heart Watch, a program that started a decade ago through Fairfield Medical Center, aims to save lives from cardiac arrest while also making a difference for residents such as Andrew Vaughan and his son, Ryder, who both live with the same heart condition.

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One Step at a Time – Audra’s Wound Care Story

After narrowly avoiding a lower limb amputation, FMC Wound Clinic patient Audra Harden is back on her feet again – and raising awareness about a common chronic disease.

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Park National Bank Becomes a Platinum Sponsor

Park National Bank has been a valuable resource and supporter of the FMC Foundation for nearly 15 years.

Stronger Together – Abby & Kate’s Orthopedic Story

After experiencing similar sports-related injuries, teammates Kate Gavin and Abby Kenney teamed up to motivate and support one another through their therapy sessions.

Raise Your Voice – Women’s Health

When Sarah Hutchinson’s unsettling health concerns weren’t being addressed by her provider, she switched her care to Fairfield Healthcare Professionals – and uncovered a life-changing diagnosis.

Heartburn to Healing – Karen’s Heartburn Story

When Karen Kampe began experiencing sudden, severe chest pain, she feared something might be wrong with her heart. Her care team at Fairfield Medical Center quickly confirmed that the pain wasn’t cardiac-related, but rather a rare gastrointestinal condition that required emergency surgery.

Connection Beyond Primary Care

Primary care is truly at the heart of wellness. From disease management to general wellness (and everything in between), the Dum family knows they can always count on their primary care provider for guidance and support.

Living Proof – Mike’s Heart Care Story

After years of avoiding routine check-ups, a near-fatal event has Mike North counting his blessings – and encouraging others not to put off their preventative care.

Surviving and Thriving – Deb’s Heart Story

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, and Deb Gilbert almost contributed to that statistic. Thanks to her grandson’s lifesaving actions and the care of her cardiac and therapy teams at FMC, Deb is now urging other women to pay attention to the warning signs that she ignored.

Making Strides – Terri’s Stroke Story

After a stroke affected the use of Terri Garrett’s left arm and hand, her therapy team at FMC helped her establish a plan of action to reclaim the mobility she had lost.

A Reassuring Presence – Levi’s Pediatric Story

When Levi Vanatta required hospitalization following an RSV diagnosis, his care team at FMC pulled together to help him make a full recovery.

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Healthy Habits: Benefits of Breakfast

You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but is there any truth to the matter? Read on to learn more about the benefits of starting the day with a healthy, delicious meal.

Understanding Hunger

Mental health is important to overall health, and our psychology can also play a big role in how we manage our weight. In this article, learn more about identifying types of hunger.

Community Heart Watch Recognizes Lancaster Man for Lifesaving Intervention

The Lancaster Fire Department, Fairfield Medical Center and Community Heart Watch recently came together at Deb’s Corner Café in Lancaster to recognize a staff member from the restaurant whose quick action helped save a life.

Cardiac Rehab: Confidence in Recovery

Surviving a heart scare often marks the start of a new, health-focused lifestyle. For many, it’s a realization that can feel overwhelming. This was certainly true for Keith Garrett, now 57, of Lancaster. Hours after experiencing a cardiac event and receiving care at Fairfield Medical Center, Keith found himself wondering what his future might look like. Fortunately for him, his doctor instructed him to enroll in FMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in the coming weeks.