Fairfield Memorial Hospital

Excellence In Community Healthcare

Our Facility

To Positively Improve the Health of Those We Serve

  • 303 NW 11th St.

    Fairfield, IL 62837


  • Phone
    (618) 842-2611
  • Fairfield Memorial Hospital
  • Visiting Hours
    Fairfield Memorial Hospital welcomes all visitors with no restrictions as long as the rights of other patients are not violated. Visiting hours may be further restricted in times of increased incidence of communicable disease after consultation with local health officials. Children under 12 years of age will not be admitted as visitors except in the company of a responsible adult. Certain restrictions apply; for further clarification on the rules for the visiting hours for each area, please check with your nurse.
  • Number of Beds
  • Hospital Opened


Medical Surgical Unit

The Medical Surgical Unit provides all private rooms and baths, state-of-the-art equipment, and services for neonatal through geriatric populations.

Specialty Physician Support Services Consults available 24/7

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Urology
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)
  • Specialized Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Outpatient Infusions

Multiple Ancillary Supports using a Team Approach to Patient Care

  • Utilization Review
  • Diabetes Education
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Social Services
  • Pharmacist
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Infection Preventionist
  • Nursing Team Includes
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nurse Assistants
  • Unit Secretaries
  • Eight-bed telemetry unit, for cardiac monitoring from the nurses station
  • Nursing Certifications
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Supporter Certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
  • Trauma Nurse Core Certified
  • Certified Medical Surgical Nurse

Point of Care Electronic Documentation in all rooms


Surgical Services

Hospitals save lives every day, but in a small, rural community on-call emergency surgical services can mean life or death to a community member involved in a major traumatic accident or other life threatening surgical events. Fairfield Memorial Hospital is fortunate to be part of the approximately 66% of Critical Access Hospitals who still offer on call surgical services. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s surgical service is not only state of the art, but also staffed by one of the most skilled surgeons, Patrick L. Molt, M.D., FACS, and seasoned operating room nurses. In small, rural communities resources are sometimes limited, but relationships and critical thinking is what matters.

  • Surgical services 
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Urology
  • Endoscopy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Podiatry

Outpatient services

  • Endoscopy procedures
  • Bone marrow aspirations
  • Paracentesis
  • CAT scan biopsy
  • Angiography
  • Esophageal motility studies
  • Ambulatory pH studies
  • Intravenous infusions

Peri-operative Services

  • General anesthesia
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia
  • Pain management
  • Intravenous sedation

Fairfield Memorial Hospital offers the following types of General Surgery performed by General Surgeon,

Patrick L. Molt, MD, FACS.

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Evaluation and management of thyroid nodules and cancer
  • Ultrasound guided FNA and core needle biopsy
  • Parathyroid exploration
  • Lobectomy, bilateral subtotal, near total and total thyroidectomy
  • Breast Surgery
  • Ultrasound and stereotactic guided suction assisted biopsy
  • Image directed excisional biopsy
  • Breast conservation and total mastectomy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgical procedures
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and common duct exploration
  • Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia Repair and Anti-Reflux Surgery (Nissen)
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open abdominal procedures

Full spectrum of routine and complex Gastric, Pancreatic, Intestinal and Colorectal and other intra-abdominal surgery

  • Splenectomy for hematologic indications
  • Ventral and inguinal hernia repair
  • Proctology
  • Office proctology including rubber band ligation of hemorrhoids
  • Management of anal fissure (Botox and sphincterotomy)
  • Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy)
  • Gynecologic Procedures
  • Laparoscopic surgical procedures
  • Tubal sterilization
  • Salpingoophorectomy
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
  • Hysterectomy; including Abdominal, Vaginal and LAVH
  • Sterilization Procedures
  • Vasectomy and laparoscopic tubal ligation
  • Skin and soft tissue tumors (Benign and Malignant)
  • Diagnosis, office treatment and surgical management
  • Venous Access for chemotherapy, antibiotic therapy and TPN



Senior Life Solutions

Senior Life Solutions is a confidential place where change occurs with the assistance of staff providing therapeutic interventions. These interventions are explored during group discussions of life challenges and transitions leading to healthy ways to cope in the present and future. There are three therapy groups a day along with a nursing group in which education is provided on medication management, disease processes or mind/body connections. Each Client has the ability to teach and learn from others thus creating a bond and essentially their own support group. The program treatment lasts for 6-12 weeks (2-4 days per week), and provides follow-up care after discharge. Individuals who have graduated from the program attend a monthly alumni meeting where each client has the opportunity to share their experiences and triumphs. The program is unique for this region and serves the communities in Wayne, White, Edwards, Clay, Richland, and Jefferson counties.

Mental stability is fundamental to your overall health and is essential to personal well-being and the ability to lead a balanced and productive life. Mental health problems can impair a person's thinking, feelings, and behavior and can be serious and disabling. According to the U.S. Surgeon General's report on mental health, more than half of all Americans with a severe mental illness fail to seek treatment. Many people do not receive treatment for mental health problems due to a lack of awareness of the problem, fear of stigma, or lack of access to appropriate services. Yet, overall quality of life is greatly improved when a person with a mental health issue receives an early diagnosis and receives appropriate treatment. Remember, if you’d like to discover how to handle life’s challenges, keep your body strong and enjoy life once again, call FMH Senior Life Solutions at 618-847-8298.

To request help or more information, call 618-847-8298


Therapy Services

Fairfield Memorial Hospital offers specialized therapy services to help patients achieve their maximum potential and return to a healthy lifestyle. Collectively offering traditional modalities; electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat, and cold along with Vital Stimulation, iontophoresis, cervical and lumbar traction, manual therapy techniques and a variety of exercise, treatment plans are focused toward achieving goals.

Services include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology (Speech Therapy)
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Functional Movement Screenings
  • Occupational/Physical Performance Testing (O/PPT)
  • Balance Recovery Program

Individuals of all ages will benefit in a variety of settings with a physician Referral including:

  • Outpatient
  • Inpatient
  • Skilled Care
  • Home Health

Outpatient therapy services are available weekdays from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

FMH Therapy Services Department

303 NW 11th St.

Fairfield, IL 62837



Emergency Services

Fairfield Memorial Hospital has board-certified physicians in house 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have specialty physicians on call including pediatricians, general surgeons, and radiologists.


Emergency Department Physicians

  • Michelle O’Neill, M.D., Medical Director of Emergency Services 
  • Rodney Beeler, M.D.
  • Douglas Frankel, M.D.
  • James Gruber, M.D.
  • Kyle Kakac, MD, DABFM
  • Scott Roustio, M.D.

All RNs and ERT-As have successfully completed the following:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Other nursing staff credentials include:

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
  • Advanced Burn Life Support
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course

Our nursing staff also includes instructors in:

  • Hazmat
  • Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support
  • EMS Lead
  • CPR
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course

Did you know?

Many of the nurses also have experience in many other departments including obstetrics, surgery, and many more. The ER staff members are mandated reporters for suspected abuse cases. Social Service staff is available to the Emergency Department when needed. FMH is also the training center for area ambulance services. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s ER Nurses have a cumulative of over 129 years of experience.

Your patience is appreciated

Everyone who presents to the Emergency Department has an emergency; however, our Emergency Department Staff do their best to determine, based on presenting symptoms, as to what order patients should be seen. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.


Can we make your Emergency Room Experience Better? Your Emergency Department Staff during your visit are identified by name at the bedside. Please share any compliments or concerns you may have by calling 618-847-8392.


Horizon Healthcare

In August 2008, FMH opened Horizon Healthcare, a Certified Hospital Based-Rural Health Clinic, in a temporary building until the construction of the new FMH Medical Arts Complex was complete. In May 2011, FMH opened the Medical Arts Complex, a 25,468 square foot facility, which includes Horizon Healthcare, specialist suites, board room, and community/education rooms.

Services provided at Horizon Healthcare:

  • Acute health problems- Pediatric through Geriatric
  • Chronic health problems- Pediatric through Geriatric
  • Well/Preventative visits Infant through Geriatric
  • Lab testing
  • Work-Related physicals and injury cases
  • DOT physicals and drug screens
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Joint Injections
  • Treatment of Skin Lesions
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Planning
  • Skilled Nursing Home physician services
  • Nursing Facility physician services
  • Utilize and Refer to Specialist and Other Facilities as Needed
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Behavioral Therapy

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