Freestone Medical Center

Thu
24
Jan

EMS names Star

Fairfield EMS Director Billy Perez is pictured with the 2018 Star of the Year, Rhonda Craig. Craig has been with both Fairfield EMS and Teague EMS since 2015.
Courtesy photo

Fairfield EMS recently named Rhonda Craig as their 2018 Star of the Year. Craig, of Wortham, became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 2015 and began working for Fairfield and Teague EMS the same year.

“I have always wanted to pursue a career in EMS, but the timing was just not right with a husband and three kids,” said Craig. “So I waited until my kids were grown and decided it was my time. I wanted to make a difference in my community, by providing the best pre-hospital care.”

Craig is married to Kelly Craig and is mother to Cord and Kayla Samuels, Whitney and MD Tucker, Kately Craig, and special person Leonard Smith. She has three

Thu
24
Jan

Celebrating one year of volunteerism

Pictured are several of the Freestone Medical Center volunteers after a luncheon to celebrate their one-year anniversary. From left is Caroline Ivy, Caroline Fisher, Pat Robertson, Phillip Ivy, Coordinator Sherry Brackens, Betty Jones, Margie Conner, and Sid Ivy. Members not pictured are Amelia Williams, Janice Faulkner, Aldess Bass, Ruby Gatson, Kendall Crawford, Riley White, and Martha Finney.
Photo by April Walker

Celebrating one year since their formation, the volunteer group of Freestone Medical Center enjoyed a lunch last Tuesday, Jan. 15, as they discussed their goals for their second year. There are 15 members in the group, with eight main volunteers. Two of the volunteers are in high school.

“The small group has been very good to work with,” said Coordinator Sherry Brackens.

The volunteers are set up in the front entrance of the hospital from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday-Friday to greet patients. Each volunteer has different responsibilities. Some serve breakfast in the hospital cafeteria from 7 to 8:30 a.m., while others care for plants.

Wed
28
Feb

FMC volunteers finish 6th week of service

The Blue Birds of Freestone Medical Center (FMC) recently completed their sixth week of volunteer work. Sherry Brackens, who formed the group, said the patients and the community are really enjoying the program. Responsibilities include:

  • n Taking patients to the lab or x-ray department
  • n Helping patients in wheelchairs or greeting them at their cars
  • n Learning the PBX system to transfer calls in the clinic or hospital
  • n Filing paperwork, if needed, for various departments

Brackens said she is especially proud of the two high school freshman who have joined the group. Both girls have learned the PBX system and assist with patients.

 

Wed
31
Jan

J.R. Corne retires after 25 years, honored with plaque

The board room at Freestone Medical Center is now known as the J.R. Corne Meeting Room. Corne is pictured next to his honorary plaque.
Photo by April Walker

After 25 years of faithful service, J.R. Corne announced his retirement from the Fairfield Hospital District board last week. Corne was honored by a private ceremony at Freestone Medical Center Thursday, Jan. 25, during which time the board officially recognized him and revealed his name plate and bronze portrait that will forever identify the boardroom with his name. Board President George Robinson, now the longest serving board member, said Corne has always promoted the hospital and been concerned with the health and well-being of the community.

 

Wed
13
Sep

Oct. events set for area

Two big events are planned for Fairfield in October. The first is the 2nd Annual National Night Out event sponsored by the Fairfield Police Association. FPA is hosting this event at Fairfield City Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Along with the City of Fairfield, FPA will be handing out swag bags filled with goodies.

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Wed
01
Feb

Packed house supports FMC

A large crowd packed the lobby of the new Freestone Medical Center last week during the open house event. Freestone Medical Center CEO Stace Holland introduced the staff and board. "It takes a great team to make a great hospital. ETMC left us a great team and a great hospital to do great things," he said. Attendees were offered tours of the hospital and refreshments were served. For more information about Freestone Medical Center, visit www.freestonemc.com.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
11
Jan

Freestone Medical Center opens 70 years after county hospital began in 1947

This article about opening of Freestone County Cooperative Hospital was published in the Fairfield Recorder on July 10, 1947. The original article was provided by Pat Robertson (aka Nurse Pat), and The Fairfield Record has authorized and approved re-publishing it. January 1, 2017 was the opening day of operation of the new Freestone Medical Center. This is a timely reminder that we have been fortunate to have local medical services for 70 years.

County Hospital Is Opened – Long Cherished Dream Realized When Badly Needed Institution In Operation

Wed
17
Aug

FHS OKs new logo for hospital

Fairfield -- Fairfield Hospital District (FHD) board members unanimously selected a logo for Freestone Medical Center at the recent board meeting after previously considering various logo treatments, fonts, and colors to complement the new theme.

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