FMH Board focuses on savings

WINNSBORO – That Fairfield Memorial Hospital continues to make progress reducing expenses and shrinking operating losses, was the message presented to the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee during its May 22 meeting. CFO Tim Mitchell stated that, since fiscal year 2014, FMH has reduced expenses by $8.3 million. However, this includes reducing expenditures by closing […]

FMH lawsuit settled

WINNSBORO—A former Fairfield Memorial Hospital employee’s sexual harassment lawsuit has officially been dismissed, according to recently filed court documents. Attorneys for the parties had previously filed a notice and stipulation of dismissal on March 29. However, the federal court database didn’t formally list the case as dismissed until May 18. The database also lists the […]

FMH Service Awards

WINNSBORO – On May 8, Fairfield Memorial Hospital recognized eleven employees who have given a collective 150 years of healthcare service to the community.  – Back, from left, Patti Smith – Patient Access, 20 years; Nicole Derrick – Home Health/Rehabilitation, 10 years; Patsy Randolph – Certified Nursing Assistant, 5 years; Kathryn McDaniel – ER Nurse, […]

FMH CEO takes unpaid leave

Smith: Council Close to Making Offer on FMH Campus WINNSBORO – After a relatively short, uneventful meeting Tuesday evening, the Fairfield Memorial Hospital board came out of executive session and voted unanimously to give an unpaid, one month leave of absence, beginning in June, to the hospital’s CEO Susie Doscher. There was no other explanation […]

Millions in debt, no rescue in sight

Doscher, Board at odds over cutting expenses WINNSBORO – The harsh reality of Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s financial situation – millions of dollars in the red and no rescue forthcoming from Fairfield County Council – was the all-consuming topic of discussion during the Finance and Audit Committee meeting before the regular FMH Board meeting April 24. […]

FMH employees air concerns about leadership

WINNSBORO—At Monday’s meeting, council members listened intently as the director of Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center openly criticized hospital leadership during public input. “We question and don’t quite understand decisions made by administration, such as finances, priorities at this stage of the game and treatment of employees,” Laura Willingham, the hospital’s rehabilitation director, said. “Of […]

Council wraps up budget requests

WINNSBORO – Council wrapped up its fourth budget workshop recommending several changes in agency allocations as well as a proposal to encourage the county’s elected officials to buy in to a merit based system of salary increase. After considering agency requests and County Administrator Jason Taylor’s budget recommendations over the last six weeks, Council is […]

Council holds first of 3 budget workshops

WINNSBORO – During the first of three planned budget work sessions, Council took a conservative look at allocations it provides for agencies in the county. “We’ve got to start taking a little closer look at funding given the situation we’ve had with V.C. Summer and the fact that we’re now looking at less revenue in […]

Board to list hospital for sale

WINNSBORO – Although for the most part it was “business as usual” at the regular Fairfield Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting March 27, the meeting ended with a vote that signals the final days of the hospital. After an hour-long executive session, the Board voted to “authorize the CEO to proceed with executing the […]

Letter to Editor: We Only Need $2.7M

I would like to provide clarification on the recent presentation made before Fairfield County Council by Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s CEO and CFO.  It is my understanding that there may have been some difficultly hearing all that was said during the meeting. Each year Fairfield Memorial Hospital and other County related agencies submit their annual budget […]

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