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The Fairfield Memorial Hospital Staff will be holding a Silent Auction & Cookout on October 5 to raise funds for a scholarship in memory of the late Debra Jean Withrow, an operating room nurse at Fairfield Memorial. 

The Silent Auction will run from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., October 5, in the Community Education Room in Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s new Medical Arts Complex. Donations and auction items are being accepted.  Donations can be mailed to Fairfield Memorial Hospital, c/o Kathleen Heltsley, 303 NW 11th Street, Fairfield, IL  62837.  If you wish to donate an item for the auction, please contact Michelle Ward at 618-847-8242.  The FMH Staff would like to thank the community for all their support in funding this scholarship.

A cookout fundraiser will also be held from 10:30 a.m. – sold out, October 5, on Dr. Scranton Memorial Drive.  Bob Murphy has donated his time to prepare Smoked Shredded Chicken and Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches, which will be sold for $5 each. 

The scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that is awarded to a second year nursing student enrolled in the Frontier Community College Nursing Program. 
Debra Jean Withrow was a nurse for over 30 years serving several area hospitals including St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, Crossroads Community Hospital, Mt. Vernon, and Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She had specialized experience in obstetrics, emergency room, and the operating room.  Withrow was a huge supporter of local nursing programs.  At the time of her death, she was the reining president of the Southern Illinois Chapter of the Association of Peri-Operative Nurses (AORN).


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