“Rural Health Day” Nov. 21st: Fairfield Memorial Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion

Rep. Bailey Joins in the Ground-breaking Ceremony at Fairfield Memorial Hospital on Wednesday.

“I am excited for Fairfield Memorial and the residents of our rural area of the state,” said Rep. Bailey. “Not only will the services be enhanced, but there will be an additional fifty jobs created for our community!”

Photo (l-r): Rep. Darren Bailey, Fairfield Mayor Brent Maguire, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, and Patrick L. Molt, M.D.
President of the hospital board.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital has been serving the health care needs of the surrounding area since 1950. Upon its opening, Fairfield Memorial Hospital was equipped with 84 beds and was staffed with six resident physicians and twenty-four registered nurses. On July 1, 1968, Fairfield Memorial Hospital introduced Way-Fair to the community. At its opening, Way-Fair consisted of 63 beds; today, Way-Fair Nursing & Rehabilitation Center consists of 101 beds. In 1966, Fairfield Memorial Hospital announced its expansion project, which consisted of attached offices adjoining the hospital, now known as the Mattie B. Rinard Building. In 1975, Fairfield Memorial Hospital opened its Intensive Care Unit.

Today, Fairfield Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit critical access hospital. The hospital has 25 acute-care beds and a workforce of over 250 employees. The medical staff at Fairfield Memorial Hospital is comprised of over 90 credentialed physicians and healthcare providers. Fairfield Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, which means that they voluntarily sought inspection by The Joint Commission to survey the quality of patient care, services, equipment, and facility.