News in 2020

  • FCMH Strives to Keep Patients and Staff Safe

    Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and a desire to keep patients and staff safe, Fayette County Memorial Hospital has announced last week that visitors are once again prohibited on the campus. Obvious exceptions to this are minor children seeking care, a patient with a disability who relies on a caregiver or family member and end-of-life care. Other exceptions may be made in consultation with ...

  • FCMH Receives Auditor of State Award

    For fiscal year 2019 the accounting and finance team at Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) has once again received a clean audit report from Ohio Auditor of state Keith Faber’s office. “Our accounting team, led by Chief Financial Officer Trent Lemle, work diligently every day to ensure our financial health. They are a critical part of our team and we are proud of them for ...

  • Social Isolation and Loneliness: The Silent Pandemic

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to shelter in place. For many of us, sheltering in place has been a way of life before COVID-19. The Health Resources & Services Administration states that two in five Americans report they sometimes or always feel their social relationships are not meaningful and one in five say they feel lonely or socially isolated. And according to the U.S. ...

  • Haynes Promoted to Director of FCMH Emergency Department

    Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) has promoted Sabra Haynes to the position of Director of the Emergency Department. Haynes has been with FCMH for twelve years, beginning with as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and working in various positions in the emergency department before being named department leader. The promotion took place earlier in the ...

  • Senior Life Solutions Highlights Warning Signs During Suicide Awareness Month

    September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Fayette County Memorial Hospital’s (FCMH) Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at ...

  • Smith Named Emergency Department Medical Director

    Dr. Matthew Smith has recently been named the Medical Director of the Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Emergency Department. The twelve-bed department sees close to 17,000 patients annually with Smith and other providers contracted by Community Emergency Medicine Partners (CEMP). Smith is a central Ohio native who graduated from the University of Toledo School of Medicine and credits ...

  • Boedeker and Cannon Named to FCMH Foundation Board

    Doug Boedeker and Leigh Cannon complete the Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Foundation board roster with their approval at the organization’s recent meeting. The two are part of the 15 member, non-profit board whose mission is to increase awareness of needs and generate resources for projects at FCMH. Boedeker is originally from Beavercreek, but has made Fayette County his home for ...

  • Foundation Invests in FCMH

    Thanks to the public’s generous donations to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Foundation, chemotherapy patients with weakened veins will have quicker more comfortable appointments through the use of equipment that aids in locating the veins; patients who have fallen can be picked up more quickly, safely and comfortably by Emergency Medical Services with the use of new Binder Lifts ...

  • FCMH Foundation Welcomes Patton & Pittser

    Two new faces recently joined the roster of the Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Foundation board of directors. At its most recent meeting Trevor Patton and Kim Pittser were elected to their first terms as part of the 15 member board whose mission is to increase awareness of needs and generate resources for projects at FCMH. Patton is a native of the area and is a graduate of Washington ...

  • Small Vehicle Making a Big Impact

    You’ve probably seen the van. Driving around town with the familiar emergency medicine and hospital logos. It’s not quite big enough to be an ambulance. It’s not quite a car. What is it? It’s Community Paramedicine – a new evolving health care model that began formally in the United States in 2012 – and for the last year has been working to improve the overall ...

  • Health Care is Safe and Available

    Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) is participating in a statewide public awareness campaign focusing on the safety and availability of health care facilities and the importance for Ohioans to access services. The campaign is organized by the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and Ohio State Medical Association. The campaign’s message is health care ...

  • SAFETY AND SUPPLIES TAKE PRIORITY AS FCMH RESUMES PROCEDURES

    Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) is eager to resume more normal operations this week after the Governor’s March 17 order that suspended elective, non-essential procedures and surgeries for almost seven weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As soon as the Governor issued the green light to resume, our team was putting together a plan to get us up and running so that we may ...

  • FCMH Adds Curbside Testing for Blood Work

    Persons in need of blood work now have an option at Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) that allows for further social distancing and patient safety. Beginning Wednesday, April 22, the FCMH Lab will offer curbside bloodwork Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the lab entrance outside the main hospital. “Curbside testing will allow patients to limit their interaction with ...

  • Revenue Decline Leads To Furloughs At Fcmh

    Washington Court House, OHIO (April 6, 2020) – Due to a decline in patient volume in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) has had to furlough seventy-one of its 352 full and part-time employees beginning April 1 and lasting at least thirty days. By utilizing the furlough process these healthcare workers will retain their health insurance with the ...

  • Donated Medical Supplies Being Accepted

    Washington Court House, OHIO (March 26, 2020) – After receiving calls from the community and a handful of donations, Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) and Fayette County Emergency Management Agency (FCEMA) have coordinated to collect donations of medical supplies to assist first responders and healthcare workers in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following list of supplies ...

  • COVID-19 TESTING LIMITED

    Washington Court House, OHIO (March 20, 2020) – Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) has updated its COVID-19 testing standards to follow the recommendations set forth by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health. “Due to the limited supply of COVID-19 tests available, effective immediately, testing for the virus is limited to healthcare workers and those whose illness is ...

  • FCMH Adapts In Midst Of Coronavirus

    Washington Court House, OHIO (March 17, 2020) – As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) continues to ensure the safety of patients, staff and the community. The healthcare organization has joined regional and state hospitals in cancelling all elective, non-urgent surgeries effective Wednesday, March 18. The organization is ...

  • FCMH EXPANDS CHARITY CARE PROGRAM

    Washington Court House, OHIO (March 6, 2020) – Fifteen in one hundred homes in Fayette County live in poverty, and thanks to expanded income guidelines at Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH), fewer patients may have to decide between their hospital bills and other household expenses. With the change, more households may now qualify for free or low cost care provided by the hospital. ...

  • FCMH AND ADENA HEALTH SYSTEM SIGN LETTER OF INTENT

    WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OH (January 23, 2020) – Fayette County Memorial Hospital’s (FCMH) Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to explore becoming part of Adena Health System. In its first meeting of the New Year, the Trustees and Adena have agreed to a non-binding letter of intent to, over the course of 2020, look into taking the current partnership to the next level. “Our ...

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