Restoring hope

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…

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…

Detox center opening nears

Detox center opening nears Jun 17, 2018 A former third floor nurses station at Fayette Regional Health System is being transformedduringrenovation for the new North Star Recovery Center. By DARRELL SMITH – dsmith@newsexaminer.com Work continues at a feverish pace on the new third-floor adult detox center at Fayette Regional Health System. Inquiries from potential patiens have…

North Star update

By BOB HANSEN – bhansen@newsexaminer.com When Fayette Regional Health System opens its North Star Adult Detox center later this month, it will be the only one like it in Indiana. It’s so innovative that the state is still writing the standards and regulations for it, according to Katrina Norris, its director. It is attracting positive attention…

Non-emergency care offered at emergency room

Non-emergency care offered at emergency room May 27, 2018 Nurse Practioner Amanda Keipper, right, examines a woman Thursday in Express Care at the Fayette Regional Health System emergency room. By DARRELL SMITH – dsmith@newsexaminer.com Residents with a non-emergency medical issue in the late afternoon and evening have another place to go for treatment: right next to the Fayette…

Carnival educates, entertains kids, families

On a rainy Wednesday, the crowd inside the James Roberts Memorial Building at Roberts Park played games, took a quiz and won prizes, all in the name of life skills training. Fayette Regional Care Pavilion hosted a spring break carnival to help educate children and families on the dangers of drugs and addiction. The Care Pavilion provides comprehensive behavioral…

Support group forming for families with addiction deaths

CONNERSVILLE – Fayette Regional Health System wants to let families and friends of those who have lost loved ones to addiction know there is help and hope available in the community. The first monthly meeting of a support group for those who have lost loved ones will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at…

9th Annual Fayette 5K Run/Walk & Kiddie Run Set for Saturday – April 7

The Fayette 5K will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and feature a 5K run/walk, and kiddie runs. Registration for this 9th annual celebration of community spirit is now available by visiting fayetteregional.org or stuartroadracing.com. Fayette Regional Health System is again partnering with the Connersville High School to raise funds through…

The Forefront of Cancer Treatment with VitalBeam Radiotherapy System

New Technology enables cancer patients to receive advanced treatment without having to travel great distances CONNERSVILLE – In a promising development for cancer patients in east central Indiana, Fayette Regional now offers the VitalBeam radiotherapy system for treating cancer and other conditions with image-guided radiotherapy. VitalBeam, from Varian Medical Systems, delivers powerful cancer treatments with…