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

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…