Community Hospital – Fairfax

Hospital History

From the Past to the Present

  • Community Hospital-Fairfax is a not-for-profit hospital. It receives no funding from taxes and is supported through community gifting and paid medical services.
  • It is the largest employer in both Atchison and Holt counties, with 160 staff members.
  • The hospital is the primary healthcare provider for Atchison and Holt counties and parts of Nodaway County.
  • Community Hospital-Fairfax operates Holt County Outpatient Services, offering physical, occupational and speech therapies.
  • On July 18 2008, the hospital’s board members broke ground for a new facility at a special ceremony. Over 200 people celebrated this new era of CH-F history as Leo A. Daly and Kiewit Building Group unveiled pictures and renderings of the new hospital.
  • On June 30, 2009, Community Hospital-Fairfax’s capital campaign, Investing In Our Healthy Future, surpassed its fundraising goal of $1.5 million for the new hospital.
  • Community Hospital-Fairfax opened its doors to the new facility in September, 2010.

The new home of Community Hospital-Fairfax opened on September 13, 2010.  It is a facility focused on inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care.  Larger and more efficient outpatient and therapy areas awaited patients. There are also 16 private inpatient rooms in which to care for acute care and skilled care patients, as well as obstetrics patients.

The hospital is a not-for-profit facility designated as a Critical Access Hospital.  We provide 24-hour emergency services, diagnostic laboratory services, radiology services, and physical, occupational or speech therapies. 

Community Hospital-Fairfax is not just a hospital; it is a tradition in our community which provides quality care as well as job opportunities for healthcare professionals.

The hospital’s services truly support life in much of the surrounding region.  It is here where babies are born, broken bones mended, family and friends seek medical care, and workers and retirees alike receive access to both routine exams and specialists.  It is here where relationships between healthcare providers and patients are life long, cherished friendships.