FMH is still open

Even though an article appeared in the May 25 issue of The Voice explaining the future of Fairfield Memorial Hospital following the construction of a new Emergency Room in the County by Providence Hospital, there seems to be some who thing the hospital is on the verge of closing. I am on the FMH Board of Directors, and I can assure the citizens of Fairfield County that the hospital is not closing. As was explained in The Voice article, Providence Hospital is going to build a free-standing Emergency Room that will relieve FMH of its most expensive service, the ER. When the new Emergency Room is opened, Providence has offered to lease X-Ray, MRI and Cat Scan equipment to FMH to help it both survive and prosper.

J. R. Douglas