Growing to meet the needs of Freestone County
At a time when other hospitals are downsizing, the planners at ETMC Fairfield are optimistic about the future of small-town healthcare and the facility is growing to meet future needs. That spirit of optimism and support has been a part of Fairfield for decades.
It began in 1947 when Freestone County Cooperative Hospital opened its doors. The original facility underwent a number of expansions and renovations over its first 25 years. Then, in 1975 a new facility was constructed and opened under the name Fairfield Memorial Hospital. More than 1,000 community members attended the grand opening festivities.
In April 1998, Fairfield Memorial Hospital became ETMC Fairfield, the result of an affiliation agreement between the Fairfield Memorial Hospital District and the ETMC system. Since that time, in partnership with the FMHD, we have worked to renovate, expand and modernize the hospital facility and its equipment.
In 2010, we began a three-phase construction and renovation project. Phase I involved the expansion and renovation of the hospital’s emergency department, which was completed in the fall of 2011.
Phase II, which was dedicated in fall of 2012, added 11,000 square feet to ETMC Fairfield’s footprint. It includes a new front entry and lobby, as well physician office and clinic space. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, outpatient registration and an administrative suite also are housed in the new wing.
Phase III construction of a six-room north wing, remodeling of the facility’s core and remodeling of the east patient wing was completed in the spring of 2014.
Today’s ETMC Fairfield
Thanks to continuing support from the community and the local hospital district, we provide a wide array of medical services including a 24-hour emergency department designated a level IV trauma center, up-to-date lab and imaging departments, inpatient care and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
We are home to the ETMC First Physicians clinic in Fairfield, which offers primary care for your entire family, women’s health services and mental healthcare, as well as visiting specialists in a number of areas.
ETMC Home Health also serves Freestone County allowing patients to receive the care they need from the comfort of their homes.