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FMC Introduces New Ablation Technology

Fairfield Medical Center becomes first in state to use Medtronic’s new ablation technology, a quick and efficient treatment option for patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation.

FMC Reunites Cardiac Arrest Survivors with Caregivers

On Thursday, March 21, Fairfield Medical Center recognized eight patients – ranging in age from 10 to 72 years – who beat the odds of surviving cardiac arrest and honored the individuals who served as vital links in their chains of survival.

General Surgical Associates and their staff joins FHP General Surgery

As long-time community partners and excellent surgeons, we are proud to welcome Jeffrey Yenchar, MD, David Robertson, MD, and Margaret Sawyer, MD – along with their dedicated team – to FHP.

ED Nurses Partner With Police in Battle Against Frigid Temps
ED Nurses Partner With Police in Battle Against Frigid Temps

Emma Greeler and Lisa Craiglow, RNs in the Emergency Department, decided to lead the charge against the cold by collecting blanket donations for patients in need.

The FMC Police Department graciously joined the cause and took it upon themselves to keep several blankets in their cruisers and make deliveries to those who need extra assistance this winter.

Even a small blanket can really make a difference in someone’s life and help keep them moving forward.

Aces Against Cancer Donates $10,000
Aces Against Cancer Donates $10,000

Aces Against Cancer (AAC) is Amanda Clearcreek School’s community effort to “support the fighters, admire the survivors, honor the taken, and never, ever give up hope” of finding a cure for cancer. This year, they raised almost $25,000 and over the past 9 years, this initiative has raised over $164,000 toward cancer research and patient care!

March 8 Blood Drive Open to Community Members

Kick off the Spring season by donating blood to those in need! Register to give on Friday, March 8, at FMC’s Main Campus. Appointments are available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reserve your spot by contacting Donna Stebelton at or 740-687-8140.

According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are urgently needed, especially those with types O, A negative and B negative.

Fairfield Medical Center Hires Chief Financial Officer

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.

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Fairfield Medical Center Hires Chief Human Resources Officer

Fairfield Medical Center is pleased to welcome Mary Nash, PhD, to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer.

Community Heart Watch Donates AED to Perry Co. Gym

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.

Fairfield County Foundation Supports “Heart Safe” Mission

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.

Celebrating One Year of Robotic Surgery at Fairfield Medical Center

Since its introduction in February 2022, more than 400 patients have benefitted from Fairfield Medical Center’s robotic surgery program, which provides access to advanced lung biopsy technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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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.

Fisher Catholic High School Accredited as Heart Safe

In December 2022, Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster received a three-year Heart Safe School Accreditation from Community Heart Watch.

Local Parks Receive Heart Safe Park Designation 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.

FMC Expands Electrophysiology Program, Treatment

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 Unveils Mobile CPR and AED Training Unit

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 Reunites Recovered Heart Patients with Caregivers

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.

FMC Adopts Robotic Technology for Lung Cancer Biopsy

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.

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Fairfield Medical Center Launches Robotic Surgery Program

Fairfield Medical Center is excited to announce the implementation of robotic-assisted surgical procedures, an innovative advancement that will benefit patient care.

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Fairfield Co. Wins $5,000 Grant in AED Pulsepoint Contest

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.

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FMC Expands Care in Perry County

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.

Community Heart Watch Receives $9,950 Grant from Fairfield Co. Foundation

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.

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FMC Receives $1 Million to Support Cancer Care

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.

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Fertility & COVID-19
As we move into a new phase of COVID-19 infection with the delta variant it has become even more important to have quality information about issues related to the virus. One of the most common vaccination concerns is around fertility and whether those who are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant should get the COVID vaccine. 
Lancaster Teen Recognized by Lancaster Fire Department, FMC for Heroic Actions

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.

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LHS Donates Footballs to FMC Newborns

On June 28, Kyle and Katie VanAtta and their new son, Landon, were the first recipients of a Lancaster High School keepsake football.

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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For the Love of Lacy Cuddle Cot Donation

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.

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Dr. Angeline Stergiou Named Recipient of Friend of ADAMH Award

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.

FMC Honors Excellence in Heart Attack Care

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.

COVID-19 and Variant Strains

In recent news, countries across the world – including the United States – have reported finding “variant strains” of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Fairfield Medical Center received an early Christmas present Wednesday with the arrival of the highly-anticipated Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last week.

COVID-19 Vaccine: FAQs

You’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, which are designed to prevent and protect against infection from the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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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FMC Celebrates One Year of TAVR, Improved Quality of Life

Learn more about FMC’s innovative valve replacement technology and what it means for the community.

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FMC Heartburn Center Celebrates 100th LINX® Procedure

Congratulations to FMC’s Heartburn Center for performing 100 LINX procedures. The 100th procedure was performed on May 20th by Jeffrey Yenchar, M.D., medical director of the Heartburn Center.

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FMC Summer 2020 Event Cancellations

Fairfield Medical Center’s highest priority is the safety of the public and as the healthcare leaders in the region, it is our responsibility to help minimize the spread of
COVID-19. Due to the potential risk of attendees at large gatherings, Fairfield Medical Center and the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation will not be hosting the following events in 2020:

  • FMC Foundation Annual Golf Outing (June 1)
  • Free Sports Physicals (June 6): To schedule a free sports physical, call 740-689-4935 or learn more at
  • Annual Bike Race at the Lancaster Festival (July 31)
  • Autism Summer Camp (July 27-August 7)
  • Healthfest (August 8)
  • Gordon B. Snider Heart & Lung Run (August 8)
  • Color Mile Fun Run (August 8)

We take great pride in conducting safe community events and we appreciate all the effort that went into coordinating these events. We also are incredibly thankful for the understanding of our community partners and members during this time.

Please contact the FMC Foundation team at 740-687-8107 if you are interested in learning more about tax deductible donations.

Thank you for helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here to learn about additional ways you can help during this time.

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Fairfield Medical Center Participates in COVID-19 Investigational Treatment Study

Fairfield Medical Center is excited to announce its participation in the COVID-19 investigational treatment study led by the Mayo Clinic, which provides convalescent plasma infusions as a treatment for patients experiencing severe or life-threatening complications from COVID-19.

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Fairfield Medical Center Named 2020 Top Workplace by Columbus CEO Magazine

Fairfield Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2020 TOP WORKPLACE by Columbus CEO magazine in the large companies category (companies with more than 350 employees). Through this award, Central Ohio companies in small, midsize and large categories are recognized for creating and maintaining environments where employees feel appreciated, engaged and energized to do their best work. This is the fourth time FMC has received the Top Workplace honor.

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FMC Community Events Postponed or Cancelled

Communities around central Ohio are cancelling or postponing events and taking additional precautions to reduce the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of FMC’s community events have been postponed or canceled; however, there are still ways to give back.

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Darkness Before Dawn

FMC is working with the Ohio Department of Health to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in Fairfield County.

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Experience River Valley Campus

Opening for the first time on June 20 during a “sneak peek” open house for the community, there were a lot of people eager to catch a glimpse of the new facility.

FMC Receives Top Workplace Award From Columbus CEO

We are proud to announce that Fairfield Medical Center has been named a 2019 TOP WORKPLACE by Columbus CEO magazine.

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Fairfield Medical Center Recognized for Commitment to Delivering Superior Stroke Care

Fairfield Medical Center is proud to receive, for the second year in a row, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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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 Foundation Donates $112,964 to FMC Maternity Services

With the help of our generous community, the FMC Foundation was able to contribute $112,964 to support Maternity services at Fairfield Medical Center.

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FMC Performs New Life Saving Heart Procedure

A new, minimally invasive treatment option for patients living with a common form of valvular heart disease is now being offered at Fairfield Medical Center.

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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.

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LHS Student Donates Money to Cancer Care Fund

Lancaster High School student Emi Reindle recently presented the FMC Foundation with a check for $600 for the Cancer Care Fund. Emi hosted a fundraiser in cooperation with TWIG One during the Cancer Care Run in October to honor her mother, Renee Reindle, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

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Southeastern Ohio USBC donated $7,816 to the Cancer Care Fund

The Southeastern Ohio United States Bowling Congress (USBC) hosted Strike Out Breast Cancer in October 2018 at Tiki Lanes in Lancaster. Through T-shirt sales and raffle prizes, 135 bowlers raised roughly $8,816 and donated $7,816 to the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation Cancer Care Fund.

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