Fairfield Medical Center is pleased to welcome Julie Grow as the new Chief Financial Officer. Julie joined the FMC team in August, and will manage the organization’s financial planning and accounting practices, as well as its relationship with lending institutions, board members and the financial community. She will also be responsible for evaluating FMC’s financial performance in regard to strategic goals, budgets and forecasts.
Fairfield Medical Center is pleased to welcome Mary Nash, PhD, to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer.
Through its Community AED program, which has placed more than 400 of the life-saving devices in community areas or public places, Community Heart Watch was able to donate an AED to Polly Pletcher, owner of New Dimensions Tan & Fitness.
While Fairfield Medical Center serves as the fiscal agent for Community Heart Watch, many of their valuable initiatives are funded by donations and grants from organizations across the region. In 2022, the Fairfield County Foundation awarded the group $19,525 to further their lifesaving mission.
Park National Bank has been a valuable resource and supporter of the FMC Foundation for nearly 15 years.
In December 2022, Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster received a three-year Heart Safe School Accreditation from Community Heart Watch.
Three local parks – Rising Park in Lancaster, Alt Park in Baltimore and Buckeye Lake State Park – recently earned the designation of a “Heart Safe Park” from Community Heart Watch.
Fairfield Medical Center’s comprehensive cardiovascular program is investing in technology to expand care and treatment options for patients with arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms.
Community Heart Watch is proud to announce that its new CPR and AED mobile training unit will begin serving Fairfield, Hocking and Perry counties beginning this spring. The mobile training unit is a 14’ trailer equipped with CPR manikins and AED training devices. Throughout the year, Community Heart Watch members will bring the unit to various community events to provide hands-on training for CPR and AED use.
Fairfield Medical Center hosted a special reunion at FMC’s River Valley Campus. During the event, three recovered cardiac patients were given the opportunity to share a heartfelt “thank you” with the caregivers who not only made a difference in their lives, but who made their survival and recovery possible.
Fairfield Medical Center is one of just three Ohio hospital systems investing in Intuitive’s ION robotic technology, designed to beat lung cancer in the earliest stages of disease. The ability to biopsy suspicious nodules, regardless of size or location within the lung, will lead to faster treatment and better outcomes for those facing the life-changing diagnosis.
Fairfield Medical Center is excited to announce the implementation of robotic-assisted surgical procedures, an innovative advancement that will benefit patient care.
Fairfield Medical Center’s Community Heart Watch Committee is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the PulsePoint Foundation, money that will be used to purchase AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for public safety staff and the community.
Fairfield Medical Center is committed to investing and expanding services in Perry County. Opening Nov. 22, 2021, FMC’s new office space – located at 775 Carroll St., New Lexington – will offer convenient access to diagnostic and specialty care.
Fairfield Medical Center and Community Heart Watch – a committee dedicated to raising awareness and improving survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – recently received a $9,950 grant from the Fairfield County Foundation that will be used for education and the purchase of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the community.
Cancer patients at Fairfield Medical Center will experience shorter and more precise radiation treatments beginning September, 2021 thanks to new technology that was purchased through a generous donation from the FMC Foundation.
The Lancaster Fire Department, Fairfield Medical Center and FMC Community Heart Watch came together during Festival Fair Day on July 24 to recognize a local teenager whose quick action helped save the life of his grandmother.
On June 28, Kyle and Katie VanAtta and their new son, Landon, were the first recipients of a Lancaster High School keepsake football.
On April 27, Fairfield Medical Center and the Community Heart Watch committee recognized seven Lancaster City Schools staff members for their lifesaving actions during a medical emergency in January 2021.
Through the heartbreaking loss of their daughter – Lacy Mae Meadows McClellan – Danielle Meadows McClellan and her husband, Thomas, have become beacons of hope and healing for others in the infant loss community.
Dr. Angeline Stergiou of Fairfield Healthcare Professionals Psychiatry and Health Psychology has been named a recipient of the Friend of ADAMH Award, which is presented by the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board.
As 2020 drew to a close, STEMI Coordinator Deserae “Des” Belcher, RN, recruited the help of leadership to honor and thank the departments essential to providing such outstanding cardiac care: the Cath Lab, Emergency Department and Open-Heart Teams.