Groups feed hospital, nursing home employees

Pictured are a few of the Fayette Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center Long-Term Care workers as they enjoyed the food provided for them.

The Fayette Medical Center Long-Term Care Family Council and Fayette Garden Club members provided food on Wednesday, March 8 for employees of the Long-Term Care facility and the hospital, in appreciation for the services they provide to the many patients under their care.


FMC officials address City Council

FMC Administrator Donald Jones is shown addressing the Fayette City Council concerning the hospital tax.

Members of the Fayette Medical Center Board and administration addressed the Fayette City Council during its June 22 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Floyd Rogers led the prayer and JaShanti Enis led the council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commission to apply for clinic, transportation grants

Charles Brandon, chairman of the Fayette Medical Center Board, is shown addressing the Fayette County Commission.

The Fayette County Commission agreed to apply for two grants during its March 22 meeting. All commission members were present for the meeting. Charles Brandon, chairman of the Fayette Medical Center Board, attended the meeting, along with Owen Sweatt and Sandy Nolen, who also represented the board.


FMC again listed among ‘World’s Best Hospitals’

For the second year in a row, Fayette Medical Center has been included in Newsweek Magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Hospitals.” Newsweek, in partnership with Statista Inc., released its 2021 list of the World’s Best Hospitals recently, and only four Alabama hospitals made the list.
Like last year, Fayette Medical Center received the second highest rating in the state after UAB.
Fayette Medical Center, has been part of the DCH Health System since 1984, and includes 61 licensed hospital beds and 122 long-term care beds.


Ribbon-Cutting held for FMC walking trail

Shown at the ribbon-cutting, from left: Kelli Foster, Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce President; Zack Freeman, Chamber member; Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins; Fayette County Sheriff Byron Yerby; FMC Administrator Donald Jones; Bryan Kindred, DCH Health System President and CEO; Sandy Nolen, FMC board chairman; Dr. Martha Jo Christian, FMC board member; Fayette County Probate Judge Mike Freeman; Paul Betz, DCH Chief Financial Officer; and Daniel White, Chamber director.

Fayette Medical Center (FMC) recently updated and renovated its community walking trail, located near the FMC Long-Term Care facility. The trail was originally built in the 1980s thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Georgia Pacific Foundation. The renovation was made possible through a $60,000 grant from OptumRX, and included widening the track and sidewalks, repairing the fence, and renovating the pavilion at the track.

FMC recognized as one of top hospitals in nation

Fayette Medical Center (FMC) was named earlier this year as one of the top hospitals in the nation by a national magazine publication. The hospital, which is part of the DCH Health System, was one of two hospitals in Alabama to be named to Newsweek Magazine’s “Best Hospitals for 2020,” with the other hospital being UAB in Birmingham. Hospitals were evaluated by the magazine in three areas: recommendation from peers, patient experience and key performance indicators.