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Community Heart Watch Advocating for Awareness

The Community Heart Watch, formed in partnership with Fairfield Medical Center, was created with one mission in mind: to save lives across the region. This committee of local healthcare providers, educators, first responders and economic leaders is determined to improve sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates throughout southeastern Ohio by:

Learn more about how you can become a hero.


Friends of the Community

In addition to FMC and regional first responders, local organizations have joined the cause by receiving their Heart Safe Business Accreditation through Fairfield Medical Center’s education program. This program was designed to provide lifesaving training to the staff and personnel of participating businesses, allowing them to administer emergency care until first responders arrive.

Heart Safe Accredited Businesses:

  • Fairfield Federal Savings & Loan
  • Park National Bank
  • Fairfield Center for disAbilities and Cerebral Palsy
  • Stebelton Snider
  • Fairfield County Utilities
  • Fairfield County Job and Family Services
  • Kumler Collision & Automotive

To learn more about becoming a Heart Safe Business, contact FMC’s community outreach coordinator at 740-687-6929, or view our Heart Safe Business Accreditation Toolkit.

Great Save Spotlight

Educators Save Life of Local Student, Recognized for Taking Action

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.

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A Grateful Heart

A team approach and personalized care made Monroe County resident Darlene Winland feel right at home at FMC following an unexpected cardiac arrest.

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Heart of the Community

Sudden cardiac arrest survivor Scott Hardwick nearly died multiple times in one day, but the quick thinking and action of his caregivers saved his life.

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FMC Recognizes Lifesaving Efforts at Matt Taylor Kia

Fairfield Medical Center and the Greenfield Township Fire Department recognized the lifesaving efforts of staff at Matt Taylor Kia.

FMC Recognizes First Responders

Recently, members of Fairfield Medical Center’s cardiac and emergency response team hit the road to honor some of their greatest teammates in the region: first responders.

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Over 100 Students at Bloom Carroll High School Received CPR Training

On Friday, Dec. 20, Fairfield Medical Center and the Greenfield Township Fire Department worked together to accomplish a common goal: to increase CPR awareness in the community.

How Can I Help?

Join the cause and do your part to improve SCA survival rates in your community by:

Being an advocate for awareness is an important step of saving lives: recognition and a rapid response are proven to increase survival rates.

  • Talking with your employer and loved ones about participating in hands-on CPR education.

For more information on CPR education for your business, contact FMC community educator Resa Tobin at resa@fmchealth.org.