Caring for Our Community Since 1997

AT FAIRCHILD MEDICAL CENTER OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE SERVICES OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY TO ALL WHO NEED US.

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At Fairchild Medical Center we offer a wide range of health care services to our rural community. Making access to quality health care is at the heart of our mission and we've been honored to serve Northern Siskiyou County for more than 20 years.

Our hospital departments and services include:

cardiopulmonary

DIETARY SERVICES

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

intensive care unit (ICU)

IMAGING

LABORATORY & PATHOLOGY

MEDICAL/SURGICAL

LABOR & DELIVERY / OBSTETRICS

OUTPATIENT SURGERY

PHARMACY

SURGICAL SERVICES

Fairchild Medical Clinic offers primary care and specialty clinic care across the street from the hospital.

PRIMARY CARE & SpeCIALTY CLINICS

MEDICAL RECORDS

The staff of Cardiopulmonary works with patients to diagnose and treat a wide variety of cardiac, respiratory and vascular conditions. Services include (but are not limited to):

CARDIOPULMONARY

Electrocardiograph (EKG)
Impedance Cardiography (ICG)
Cardiac Stress Testing
Electroencephalograms (EEG)
Respiratory Therapy
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
Sleep Diagnostic Lab
Overnight Oximetry Studies (In & Out Patient)
Cardiopulmonary Care

RESPIRATORY CARE
Our FMC Respiratory Care Practitioners are an essential part of the healthcare team that help treat patients with breathing disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and pneumonia. Respiratory Care Practitioners also provide care during life-threatening emergencies in adult, pediatric and newborn patients.

CARDIAC TESTING
The FMC Cardiopulmonary Department provides progressive tests to monitor the health of your heart. These tests include Electrocardiogram (EKG), Impendance Cardiography (ICG), regular and Cardiolite stress testing.

PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING (PFT)
Pulmonary Function Testing or PFTs are used to diagnose the cause and severity of breathing disorders. PFTs help physicians evaluate conditions such as shortness of breath, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema and asthma.

NUTRITIONAL SERVICES
At Fairchild Medical Center, we understand the importance of well balanced nutritious meals for patient’s overall health and recovery. Our nutrition team carefully prepares every meal using fresh, high quality ingredients. Each year, they prepare and serve more than 85,000 meals for patients, visitors, employees, and volunteers.

Our dietitians are experts in food and nutrition and work closely with the doctors, nurses and other healthcare members. They provide medical nutrition therapy for individuals and groups and strive to teach people how to achieve a well balanced diet to maximize the health benefits of food. Additionally, they customize meal plans for hospitalized patients based on their medical condition.

Nutritional Services also offers outpatient medical nutrition therapy. This involves one-on-one education to patients and/or family members to teach about nutrition or develop diets to promote health. A referral from your Health Care Provider is all you need.

DIETARY SERVICES

DIABETIC SERVICES
Fairchild Medical Center offers an array of services for patients with diabetes and their family members. With a referral from a Physician, patients will receive one-on-one education by a Certified Diabetes Educator or Dietitian. Patients learn how to manage their diabetes through nutrition, exercise, medication, blood sugar monitoring, and emotional adjustment to diabetes.

If you believe you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, immediately call 911. For all health issues needing immediate attention, our doors are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When seconds count, you need a team of highly trained doctors and nurses working together fast and efficiently. In all situations, from heart attacks, major trauma, broken bones or difficulty breathing, Fairchild Medical Center’s Emergency Department team is ready to provide quality care with compassion and skill.

The department is staffed 24 hours a day by physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine and additionally, a Physician Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner 10 to 12 hours per day, 7 days a week. Our ER nurses have special training in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), trauma nurse core course (TNCC), and pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Nurse practitioners (FNPs) and physician assistants (Pas) – Our FNPs and Pas have special training in emergency care. They see people of all ages and their families in our emergency department.

Seeing approximately 1100 patients per month, the Emergency Department is equipped with state-of-the-art emergency medical equipment and can offer an array of diagnostic and support services. Fairchild Medical Center has meet the state criteria for evaluation and treatment of trauma and has an emergency landing site for quick helicopter transport to a higher level of care facility.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and welcome your comments about your experiences in our Emergency Department. Please email the ED Department Manager.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

The four-bed Intensive Care Unit at Fairchild Medical Center provides monitoring and critical care for a variety of serious conditions. Our nurses are trained and experienced in critical care, and commonly treat patients with cardiac problems, stroke, sepsis, shock, post-surgical and respiratory conditions. The ICU has state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to provide this quality care. The unit also has telemetry services which enable us to monitor cardiac functions for additional patients in the Medical/Surgical unit.

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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IMAGING

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LABOR & DELIVERY

Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Fairchild Medical Center’s laboratory is fully accredited by the state of California and by The Joint Commission.

Fairchild Medical Center’s Clinical Laboratory provides a wide range of advanced diagnostic tests and utilizes state-of-the-art instrumentation and computerization.

We employ highly skilled and experienced, board certified pathologists, licensed medical technologists, and licensed phlebotomists. We strive to provide stress-free, efficient, friendly and personalized service.We offer outstanding service to out-patients, with an average wait of less then 10 minutes for blood draws. Results are usually sent to the ordering physician’s office via courier, fax or by local computer terminal results inquiry. Highly unusual tests are sent to a reference laboratory by same-day courier. We also provide daily courier service for specimens drawn by the physician’s office staff. Laboratory services are available 24-hours a day. Out-patient services are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 am through 6:00 pm.

On-site testing includes (but is not limited to):

LABORATORY & PATHOLOGY

Hematology
Routine and Special Chemistry
Urinalysis
Microbiology
Toxicology
Blood Pre-Transfusion Testing
Immunology
Histopathology and Cytology

Patients needing access to their medical records may use the online Patient Portals or contact our Medical Records office directly to request printed copies.

The Medical Records office is located inside the hospital and is available for appointments or walk-ins Monday - Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. 

To schedule an appointment please call 530-841-4121

MEDICAL RECORDS

Hospital Fax #: 530.841.6230
Clinic Fax #: 530.841.2050

Medical Records Fax Line

Fairchild Medical Center has a 17 bed Medical-Surgical unit featuring private and semi-private rooms. Professional care with a personal touch is provided by Nurses experienced in caring for medical, surgical and orthopedic patients of all ages.

During your stay, you may be attended by one of our in-house Hospitalists providing around-the-clock care. Our Hospitalist works in conjunction with your physician or surgeon, to provide you with exceptional, compassionate care.

MEDICAL/SURGICAL IN-PATIENT CARE

At Fairchild Medical Center outpatient surgery we realize that while we perform surgeries every day, that coming to the hospital for a surgical procedure can be quite overwhelming. You can be assured our team will work hard to ease your fears and anxiety, and make your experience with us as comfortable as possible. We perform a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries and procedures thru outpatient surgery, at times referred to as same-day surgeries.

Same-day surgeries or procedures may include:

Endoscopic ( colonoscopy and EGD )
Arthroscopic ( knee or shoulder )
Orthopedic ( carpal tunnel release )
Medication administration

Your physician will schedule a surgical time, and if needed, a pre-operative visit before your surgery. The pre-operative visit is scheduled at least 24-hours before surgery, and any test ordered by your physician will be completed during this time. A registered nurse will instruct you on pre-surgery procedures and also your activities after surgery. Please ask questions anytime during your surgical stay.

OUTPATIENT SURGERY

Inpatient pharmacy services are provided daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our pharmacists provide pharmaceutical care and oversight of pharmacologic issues in the support of our medical staff and other healthcare providers.

A remote pharmacy dial-up service is utilized to provide continuity of care after 5 pm. Chemotherapy and outpatient prescription filling services are not currently provided.

PHARMACY

At the Fairchild Medical Center surgery department we strive to provide you with the highest quality of care while providing you with the comfort and pain management you deserve. Our surgical patients are carefully monitored and cared for during the entire surgical process, from preoperative teaching through recovery. Our team of surgeons, anesthesia providers, registered nurse first assists (RNFA), Operating Room Nurses, and Surgical Techs are dedicated to the highest standards of surgical care. Our nursing staff is trained in Advance Cardiac Life Support and all of our surgical staff follows strict AORN standards. Our board-certified surgeons are here to provide you with quality care using state-of-the-art equipment to perform surgical procedures and monitor you throughout the whole experience. We perform a wide range of procedures, our outpatient and inpatient surgical capabilities include:

SURGICAL SERVICES

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
Colonoscopy
Bronchoscopy
Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus
Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI’s)
General Surgery

Cesarean section
Tubal ligation
Hysterectomy
Tension free vaginal tape
Dilation & curettage

Appendectomy
Cholecystectomy
Bowel Resections
Nissen Foundoplication
Hernia Repair
Mastectomy
Pacemaker Insertion
Port-a-Cath insertion

Total joint replacements (knee, shoulder and hip)
Arthroscopy joint repairs (knee and shoulders)
Carpal tunnel release

MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES

OBSTETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERY

LAPARSCOPIC SURGERY

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

ENGINEERING

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

HEALTH INFORMATION

HIPPAA PRIVACY COMPLIANCE OFFICER

IMAGING

INFECTION CONTROL

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

MEDICAL LABORATORY AND PATHOLOGY

NUTRITIONAL & DIABETIC COUNSELING

LABOR & DELIVERY/OBSTETRIC DEPARTMENT

PHARMACY

REHABILITATION SERVICES

SURGERY/OUTPATIENT

PURCHASING

PATIENT SAFETY/RISK MANAGEMENT

QUALITY CARE SPECIALIST

FUND DEVELOPMENT/MARKETING

MEDICAL/SURGICAL DEPARTMENT

MEDICAL STAFF

| Jody Gretzke

| Colleen Cowley, RCP

| Marcus Issoglio

| David Cook, RN

| Michael Baker

| Donna Cruz

| Elizabeth Langford

| Lisa Zahl

| Michael Madden - Assistant Administrator

| Michael Baker, BRST, "R", "CV"

| Elizabeth Pimentel, CIC, CNOR, RN

| David Cook, RN

| Glen Pogue

| Susan Wade, RD, CDE

| Julie Gaulden, RN

| Christopher Richmond, PharmD

| Marcus Issoglio, PTA, MS, CHSP, CHEM

| Donna Cruz

| Marcia Miller, RN

| Esther Van Baren, RN

| Julie Gaulden, RN

| Erin Reusze

| Kristi Apodaca

Thank you for choosing Fairchild Medical Center to meet your health care needs. Please use the buttons above to find more information about the patient process here at the hospital.

Your physician will arrange your admission and notify you of the date and time to come to the hospital.

When you arrive at the hospital, check in with the volunteers, then you will be called to the registration window. Bring your Social Security number, Insurance card, Medicare, Medical Group insurance information with address and Advance Directive. If you do not have an Advance Directive you will be provided with information and necessary forms for you to complete should you wish to establish an Advance Directive.

Our registration clerk will complete the required forms. You will be required to sign the admission form. Your signature authorizes the medical staff and hospital personnel to provide you with care. If you are under the age of eighteen years, a parent or legal guardian must sign for you. Should you require surgery or need a special diagnostic procedure, you will be asked to sign a separate consent form or forms.

We urge you to keep all money, valuables, and items of sentimental value at home or to leave them with your family. If you wish temporary storage of valuables, your nurse can place items in the hospital safe. Fairchild Medical Center cannot accept responsibility for valuables left in your room.

Patients requesting financial assistance may contact the hospital business office at (530)842-4121 and ask to speak with a Financial Counselor. The integrity of clinical decision making is not affected by compensation arrangements. This means the decision to receive treatment or to remain in the hospital is based on medical necessity, not on payment arrangements.

Discharge planning is a part of your care. As a patient at Fairchild Medical Center, you arrange to leave the hospital when your physician determines that it is medically appropriate for you to go home or to another care setting.

Your physician, nurse and other members of your health care team will work with you and your family to plan your discharge.

Thank you for choosing Fairchild Medical Center to meet your health care needs. Please use the buttons above to find more information about the patient process here at the hospital.

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VALUABLES

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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Your physician will arrange your admission and notify you of the date and time to come to the hospital.

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When you arrive at the hospital, check in with the volunteers, then you will be called to the registration window. Bring your Social Security number, Insurance card, Medicare, Medical Group insurance information with address and Advance Directive. If you do not have an Advance Directive you will be provided with information and necessary forms for you to complete should you wish to establish an Advance Directive.

Our registration clerk will complete the required forms. You will be required to sign the admission form. Your signature authorizes the medical staff and hospital personnel to provide you with care. If you are under the age of eighteen years, a parent or legal guardian must sign for you. Should you require surgery or need a special diagnostic procedure, you will be asked to sign a separate consent form or forms.

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We urge you to keep all money, valuables, and items of sentimental value at home or to leave them with your family. If you wish temporary storage of valuables, your nurse can place items in the hospital safe. Fairchild Medical Center cannot accept responsibility for valuables left in your room.

BACK

Patients requesting financial assistance may contact the hospital business office at (530)842-4121 and ask to speak with a Financial Counselor. The integrity of clinical decision making is not affected by compensation arrangements. This means the decision to receive treatment or to remain in the hospital is based on medical necessity, not on payment arrangements.

BACK

Discharge planning is a part of your care. As a patient at Fairchild Medical Center, you arrange to leave the hospital when your physician determines that it is medically appropriate for you to go home or to another care setting.

Your physician, nurse and other members of your health care team will work with you and your family to plan your discharge.

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advance directives

California and federal law give every competent adult, 18 years or older, the right to make this own health care decisions, including the right to decide what medical care or treatment to accept, reject or discontinue.

The following guide answers many questions about Advance Directives.

advance directives guide

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Greeting cards
Puzzles and games
Candy
Postage stamps
Sundries
Gifts for men, women and children
Apparel for infants, children, women and men
Jewelry, purses and accessories
Stuffed animals
Lotions and soaps
Used books
And MUCH more!

Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted. In-hospital delivery is available
call 530-842-4121 to place an order.

Operated by the Fairchild Medical Center Auxiliary, and located in the lobby of Fairchild Medical Center, the FMC Gift Shop provides patients and visitors with a wide selection of gifts and necessities:

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DO YOU ENJOY HELPING OTHERS?

OUR VOLUNTEER AUXILIARY IS A GREAT PLACE TO START!

At Fairchild Medical Center, we understand that health problems can be stressful for patients as well as their family and friends, so we strive to offer comfort and convenience during this difficult time.

Visiting hours vary within different areas of the hospital and are also at the discretion of the medical or nursing staff. Visiting hours for the majority of the hospital are 12 Noon to 8 PM. Under certain circumstances, parents or significant others may stay with patients 24 hours a day. Please discuss this with your nurse or physician. All visitors should use the Main Entrance.

Intensive Care Unit and Obstetrics have special visiting hours based on the care of the patient needed at that time. For visiting these areas, please contact the medical or nursing staff of that unit.

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At fairchild medical center we offer TWO CPR CLASSES PER MONTH

CPR - BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

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HOSPITAL

FAIRCHILD MEDICAL CENTER
444 BRUCE STREET
YREKA, CA 96097

clinic

FAIRCHILD MEDICAL CLINIC
475 BRUCE STREET
YREKA, CA 96097

CLINIC

SCOTT VALLEY RHC
8 commercial street
etna, ca 96027

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REHABILITATION

FMC rehab MAIN
1852 FORT JONES ROAD
yreka, ca 96097

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(530) 842-6211

REHABILITATION

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205 executive court
yreka, ca 96097

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HOSPITAL

FAIRCHILD MEDICAL CENTER
444 BRUCE STREET
YREKA, CA 96097

(530) 842-4121

Clinic

FAIRCHILD MEDICAL CLINIC
475 BRUCE STREET
YREKA, CA 96097

(530) 842-3507

Clinic

SCOTT VALLEY RURAL HEALTH CLINIC 155 DIGGLES STREET
ETNA, CA 96027

(530) 467-5393

REHABILITATION

REHAB NORTH
205 EXECUTIVE COURT
YREKA, CA 96097

(530) 842-4121

Fairchild Medical Center provides free health information to our community through a program called Advice Nurse.

CALL: 877-529-5604

Through Advice Nurse you may receive information about an illness or health care concern. We hope you find this service helpful.


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