County, Providence mend rift on ER sale

WINNSBORO  – A resolution passed by Fairfield County Council Monday night has headed off a rift that developed between the county and Providence Health over Prisma’s proposed purchase of Providence Health-Fairfield Emergency Room. Following Prisma Health’s surprise announcement in March that it had signed a deal to acquire the ER along with three other Midlands […]

It’s All Good

RIDGEWAY – Kudos to Sarah-n-Geo’s Pizza in Ridgeway for providing lunch for the hardworking, dedicated people on the front line at Providence Health/Fairfield ER on Friday. Owners Sarah and George thanked pizzarista Michelle Taylor for stepping in to lend a helping hand at Sarah-n-Geo’s last week when they were suddenly short staffed and overwhelmed. 

Fairfield officials say ER sale was flawed; call for review by DHEC

WINNSBORO  – Following Prisma Health’s surprise announcement last week that it had signed a deal to acquire Providence Health – Fairfield Emergency Room (ER) along with three other hospitals, Fairfield County officials have requested the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), which signed off on the deal, to pump the brakes on the […]

Saving Lives

WINNSBORO – Approximately 10 health care vendors were available on Saturday at the Free Fairfield County Health Fair, sponsored by U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman at the Fairfield County Parks and Recreation Center from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Representing Providence Health’s new ER facility in Winnsboro were, from left: registered nurses Arlene Vance and Robin […]

Providence Health-Fairfield ER opens

WINNSBORO – As the baton passed from Fairfield Memorial Hospital (FMH) to Providence Health-Fairfield Emergency Room on Tuesday, citizens in Fairfield County were not without health care service for a minute. As FMH officially closed its doors forever, the county’s new ER opened its doors the same day to a new world of state-of-the-art emergency […]

Winnsboro’s new ER hosts Open House Dec. 13

WINNSBORO – The public will get their first peek inside the new Providence Health-Fairfield Emergency Room next week – Thursday, Nov, 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. – when officials hold an open house with a ribbon cutting and tours of the new facility. Located at 1810 US Hwy 321 S, across the street from […]

County inches closer to hospital property purchase

WINNSBORO—As Fairfield Memorial Hospital prepares to close its doors, Fairfield County is moving forward with plans to acquire some of the hospital property. On Monday night, council members voted unanimously to present a memorandum of understanding to Fairfield Memorial to purchase “some or all” of the property. No dollar amounts were mentioned, though the motion […]

Providence, County break ground for ER

WINNSBORO – Ground was broken Feb. 15 for the new Providence Health-Fairfield Emergency Room that will be located on the corner across from BI-Lo Shopping Center at 1810 US Highway 321 Bypass in Winnsboro. Approximately 100 county, town, health care and community officials attended the ceremony and gathered to watch the first dig marking the […]

Providence to break ground on new ER

WINNSBORO – The construction of the new emergency services facility for Fairfield County and North Richland is about to begin. The ground breaking for the new Providence Health – Fairfield Emergency Room will be held Feb. 15 on property located across the Highway 321 Bypass from the Winnsboro Bi-Lo. Plans for the one-level, 17,700 square […]