Spring is a time of excitement and possibility – an opportunity to create a new vision, invest in our dreams and shape a happier future for those we love. Many of us will resolve to focus on our health and wellness, pledging to take better care of our bodies or seeking the physical and emotional care we need to be our best selves, while some of us may aspire to provide a better quality of life for our families. But during this time of new beginnings, I would ask you to reflect on those who need our assistance – those for whom achieving their best self is a struggle for outreach, safety and dignity.
In our community, there are families who cannot afford necessary prescriptions, cancer screenings, transportation to medical appointments, cardiac rehabilitation, warm clothing and other resources needed to thrive.
We cannot always identify these individuals when we see them, and we may underestimate the scope of the need in our midst. But Fairfield Medical Center touches their lives with respect and empathy every day. A nonprofit hospital, FMC serves those in need of medical care, regardless of their ability to pay, saving and changing the lives of our most vulnerable community members.
A partner in FMC’s compassionate mission, the FMC Foundation raises funds to improve access to exceptional medical care and wellness programs, and our resolution is to uplift more lives than ever before. However, this is a dream that we cannot achieve without you. We hope that you will support the FMC Foundation, and hold our most vulnerable patients in your hearts, by investing in our charitable mission.
Whether you donate to support one of our patient funds, such as the Cancer Care, Cardiovascular Care or the Emergency Department Fund, refer a patient to our ScriptAssist program, consider a naming opportunity on behalf of a loved one, or share your story as a Grateful Patient, we hope you will resolve to help us change lives close to home.
Your gift of charity will live on in a happier, healthier community and the bright futures of those who share it with us. For more information about the FMC Foundation’s charitable outreach, and how you can improve access to compassionate medical treatment in our community, please call 740-687-8107.
DONOR SPOTLIGHT: South Central Power Gifts $10,000 for Cancer Care
Article originally published Spring 2019 in The Monitor magazine.
South Central Power donated $10,000 to FMC’s Cancer Care Fund through the FMC Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase supplies for cancer patients, including a specialized bed specific for bladder cancer patients and comfortable seating for the Cancer Care & Infusion Center’s waiting area.
“South Central Power is proud to join the fight against cancer in Central Ohio through this donation,” said Rick Lemonds, South Central Power President & CEO. “Our cooperative believes in investing in the communities where we operate, and we’re glad to have this opportunity to partner with Fairfield Medical Center.” The Cancer Care Fund provides necessary preventative and life-saving cancer care and other resources to those in need, in addition to purchasing necessary equipment to allow patients to receive their cancer care close to home.
“South Central Power was adamant about keeping the money in the community, where their own employees work and reside,” said Erin Ellis, Annual Giving Specialist with the FMC Foundation. “They saw what an investment they would make by supporting the Cancer Care and Infusion Center, and we are moved by and appreciative of their generosity.”
Left ro right: Erin Ellis, FMC Foundation; Dora Metzger, FMC; Jeff Campbell, South Central Power; Allison Saffle, South Central Power; Ivy O’Neal, Cancer Care & Infusion Services at FMC; Rick Lemonds, President & CEO of South Central Power; John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., President & CEO of FMC