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:
Contact the Community Hospital-Fairfax Development Office about Giving Opportunities
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 Development Office to make an annual commitment to support healthcare in your community.
Honors and Memorials
Have you been touched by someone and want to honor that individual? Has someone close to you recently passed away? These are reasons you may want to consider honoring an individual through a contribution to Community Hospital-Fairfax. When you make a gift in someone’s honor or memory, the honoree will receive a letter acknowledging your thoughtful gift. These gifts serve as comfort in times of sorrow or provide gratitude to someone who has touched your life. The memorial or honorarium will be used to help others to have quality of life through the purchase of equipment directly involved in patient care.
To make a gift in memory or in honor, simply enclose your gift in an envelope and send to Community Hospital-Fairfax, PO Box 107, Fairfax, MO 64446 with a note designating the honoree. The Development Office will immediately notify the honoree or next of kin.
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!
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.
Community Hospital-Development Office
Staff: Kris Umbarger
(660) 686-2211 ext. 350
PO Box 107
Fairfax, MO 64446