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We are here because of you!

When it became evident to members of the local community that a hospital was going to be needed to keep physicians, Atchison County began actively planning to build a hospital. Financing and location plagued the project until a group of dedicated individuals, members of the Fairfax Kiwanis public affairs committee, became determined to raise funds for a new hospital in Fairfax. This club, headed by L.R. Sims, F.C. Whitford and Jack Pearce, raised $185,000 for construction. The doors opened on November 7, 1949.

Since the very beginning, Community Hospital-Fairfax has been blessed to have a supportive and committed community who has helped purchase new equipment, aided the hospital in hard times and helped the hospital expand when needed. Community Hospital-Fairfax is truly blessed to be a part of this generous family.

We ask you to give because:

  • Community Hospital - Fairfax is a not-for-profit hospital. It receives no funding from taxes and is supported through community gifting and paid medical services. Today’s gifts make it possible for Community Hospital-Fairfax to purchase new equipment and serve our community. Each gift is a special part of ensuring quality of life for all of Northwest Missouri.
  • Community Hospital - Fairfax is committed to providing Compassionate Care. Close to Home. We consider our community to be our family.
  • Your gift makes a difference in the lives of others receiving care at Community Hospital - Fairfax and throughout our community each day, every day.

Ways to Give:

Annual Appeal

Each year, the Community Healthcare Foundation sponsors an Annual Appeal in December and January. This is an opportunity for community members to make an annual pledge to support ongoing needs of Community Hospital - Fairfax. Annual giving can be any amount.

Watch your mailbox for more information about the Annual Appeal each December and January or contact the Foundation Office to make an annual commitment to support healthcare in your community.

Commemorative and Memorial Gifts

Remember the meaningful life of a loved one, honor an important person in your life, or mark a special occasion with a Memorial or Honor gift made to Community Hospital - Fairfax and Community Healthcare Foundation.

Please visit our Memorial giving page for more information.

Planned Giving

The Community Healthcare Foundation is honored to accept charitable gifts from those that have chosen to remember Community Hospital - Fairfax in their will. Please consult your attorney and tell him or her exactly what you want to do. Planned gifts have been very meaningful in the history of Community Hospital - Fairfax and we are proud to honor the memories of individuals who have chosen to help us care for others through their gift.


The Community Healthcare Foundation is proud to sponsor fundraising events all year long. Visit our events page to find out about upcoming events!

Donor Recognition

The Community Healthcare Foundation is proud to honor those who have contributed to the hospital. We encourage you to contact the development office today to learn more about leaving a legacy in the hallways of Community Hospital - Fairfax.

Office of Community Healthcare Foundation
Staff: Kris Umbarger
(660) 686-2211 ext. 350
PO Box 107
Fairfax, MO  64446