Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital celebrates 35 years

Mercy Health announces that Fairfield Hospital will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a host of special employee events the week of Sept. 23.

“This is a time to recognize our employees, physicians and volunteers for all the work they’ve done to make Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital a nationally-recognized provider of care for our many patients,” said Thomas Urban, Mercy Health North Market Leader and President.

Through the years, Fairfield Hospital has evolved and grown to provide top quality care to residents of many communities in a number of areas, including:

• bariatrics
• maternity
• cardiology and open heart
• diabetes and endocrinology
• emergency medicine
• general surgery
• gynecology
• imaging
• neurology
• orthopaedics
• oncology
• palliative care
• pulmonology
• rehabilitation
• robotic-assisted surgery
• thoracic surgery
• vascular care
• women's services
• wound care

Fairfield hospital continues to grow to meet patient demand, most recently opening a state-of-the-art wound care center with two hyperbaric chambers and a new patient floor for cancer care in its tower. It has also expanded its robot-assisted surgery program to include gallbladder and bariatric surgeries in addition to prostatectomies and gynecological surgeries. Next is a special care nursery that will replace the current special care nursery and will have eight private rooms that can hold up to nine babies (one room can accommodate twins) and a lung clinic for those with chronic pulmonary conditions.

Fairfield Hospital has also racked up an impressive array of accolades, including designations as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals, 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals and Top 10 Community Hospital. It’s a Joint Commission Top Performer, Maternity Care Best Practice Hospital with Baby-Friendly designation and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. It holds accreditation from the Commission on Cancer and from CARF for inpatient rehabilitation. It’s nurses have won the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing and recognition from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses for innovation in nursing practice and empowerment of bedside nurses.

“Without the tireless dedication of each and every employee, physician and volunteer at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital, we could not have achieved all that we have in 35 years. Thanks to them, we’ve grown as our community has grown, from a small building surrounded by fields to the expansive Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital campus we have today,” said Urban.

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