Fitness facility offering free week

Connersville News Examiner A local fitness facility is offering free use of its gym and group fitness classes this week. HealthWorks, 3542 N. Western Ave., offers cardio and weight machines as well as free weights; group fitness classes. Personal training and massages are offered by appointment and for an additional fee. Martial Arts classes are available Members pay month…

Hands-on Learning

By KATE THURSTON – kthurston@newsexaminer.com Many students at Connersville High School are getting their feet wet early in their desired career field. Nine CHS students are interning at Fayette Regional Health System this semester. Professional Career Internship is a Career and Technical Education Business and Information Technology course that is designed to provide opportunities for students…

Fayette Regional Welcomes New ER Physicians

New partnership reinforces commitment to the community. Great patient care and operating efficiency is top-of-mind as Fayette Regional Health System has begun its new partnership with Emergency Staffing Solutions (ESS) to staff and manage the emergency department physicians at Fayette Regional Health System. The ESS physicians have available 24-hour access to resources including staff training,…

National Leader Talks Hospital Issues

By DARRELL SMITH | dsmith@newsexaminer.com Financial issues Fayette Regional Health System is going through are the same as what most rural hospitals across the country are seeing, according to a leader of the National Rural Health Association. In the past year, the number of rural hospitals operating at a loss grew by 4 percent to 44 percent, Brock…

FRHS Foundation Executive Director Retiring

Doug Fischesser, executive director of the Fayette Regional Health System Foundation, has announced that he will retire from that position on September 3, 2018. An appreciation reception will be held from noon – 1 pm on Wednesday, August 29, in the Fayette Regional atrium — the public is invited to attend. Since stepping into the…

North Star Recovery to host Overdose Awareness Day event

North Star Recovery is hosting a free public International Overdose Awareness Day event from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in Connersville at the Miller Building shelter in Roberts Park. According to recent reports, narcotic and opioid deaths in Indiana increased 20% in the last year, and more than 70,000 people in the United…

Restoring Hope

By DARRELL SMITH | dsmith@newsexaminer.com Attacking the drug epidemic is a top priority of many people in state government and Fayette Regional Health System has taken a big step in that effort with the Thursday’s dedication of the North Star Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment Center. VIP guests from across the state made their way to…

Breast cancer survivors sought as peer counselors

By Katy Thurston – Fayette Regional Health System The cancer journey can be overwhelming, from diagnosis through treatment. With this in mind, not-for-profit Pink Ribbon Connection and Fayette Regional Cancer Center are teaming together to help give breast cancer patients the support they need through peer counseling. The public is invited to a special breast cancer…