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A Patient-Centered Experience

We are dedicated to providing superior care to those individuals whose lives are entrusted to us. Our primary focus is to respond to their needs. From childbirth to orthopedics, bumps and scrapes to surgery and everything in between, we want our patients to experience the very latest in medical care and wellness, regardless of whether their stay is just for an hour or a couple of days.

To that end, we employ the most current medical technologies, techniques and talent, while appealing to each patient’s individual needs and desires, rather than just highlighting conditions or facilities. It is this dedication and focus that creates a positive experience for all who come through our doors.

These are just a few of their stories.

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.

Healthy Habits: Preventative Maintenance

Guest Columnist Dylan Ekstrand, DO, explains the importance of regular check-ups and screenings with a primary care provider in navigating the “check engine” lights of your body.

Hope in Full Bloom – Patty’s Lung Cancer Journey

Patty Swinehart opted to undergo a lung cancer screening, a decision that proved to be lifesaving when the test uncovered two spots on her lung.

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.

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Healthy Habits: 5 Tips to Battle Holiday Weight Gain

Guest Columnist Olivia Clevenger, RD, LD, CNSC, Nutrition Therapy, gives us five tips to battle weight gain while still indulging in some seasonal favorites.

Peace of Mind – Tracy’s Breast Cancer Journey

After almost putting off a routine mammogram that would end up revealing a breast cancer diagnosis, Tracy Gerardi has a message for other women: Do not delay your annual screening.

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Share Your Story

If you or a loved one has a story that you wish to share with our Marketing team, we invite you to contact Michelle George, public relations specialist, at 740-689-6636 or michellege@fmchealth.org.