Caring for our Community – Fairfax Community Hospital’s Board of Trustees

Rural Wellness Fairfax is proud to have board members who not only are prominent members of the community, but also are invested in the future success and growth of our area for generations to come.

Hospital Board members are active community members who reside in the Fairfax Community Hospital service area and are committed to the ongoing delivery of local quality healthcare. These community leaders provide us with a critical view of our organization. They challenge us to do better and think of better solutions. Our board members have an impressive amount of experience in healthcare, community, and civic leadership.

Meet Our Community Board Members:
James I. Graham, D.O.

– Member of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Board
– Board of Osage County Health Department
– Medical Director of; Osage County HD, ONHL Hospice, and Fairfax Manor Nursing Home
– Adjunct Clinical Professor of Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Surgery
B.S in Cell Biology/Zoology from Oklahoma State University – 1974
Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from OSU Center for Science/College of Osteopathic Medicine – 1978
Board Certified, Family Practice

Charlie Cartwright

– In law enforcement for 42 years. Sheriff for 22 to 23 years
– Roles ranged from field deputy to chief criminal investigator
– Currently Captain assigned to the Jail
– Served on the town council for 3 terms
– Served the City one and a half times as mayor
– Served as Vice Mayor 5 to 6 years
Charlie is a family man who is married with two children, a son and a daughter
Vision for Hospital:
To see the facility build a greater relationship with the community, including more community involvement and see the hospital thrive.

Debi Barnard
– Ms. Barnard spent 32 year career at Fairfax Community Hospital and retired in 2017
– Began healthcare career as a lab tech
– Appointed as Lab Manager by then CEO
– While serving as the lab manager, Debi was asked to take on the role as radiology manager, in addition to her lab manager duties.
Debi then moved to Mobile, AL for few months to learn ultrasonography and help implement those services in the facility.
Vision for Hospital:
Cares passionately about the hospital, the town and the surrounding community.
Believes the hospital is an important asset to the community and it worries her to think what this community would be like without the facility and the jobs it provides.

Stephen Fitch
– Administrator for Fairfax Manor since April 2017
– Licensed Long-Term Care Administrator
Prior to Fairfax Manor, Mr. Fitch was an AIT at Skiatook Nursing Home, Journey Home which is an inpatient hospice house.
Mr. Fitch grew up in Washington and Osage counties, and he is active in the community and participates in community events.

Masters of Science Healthcare Administration – Oklahoma State University – Graduate studies and research focus was on public financing of health programs and impact of health programs
Bachelors of Science Business- Management Information Systems – Rogers State

Our Governing Board is dedicated to working toward the future of Fairfax Community Hospital

Every day brings a chance to do things a little better than the day before.
At Fairfax Community Hospital, we are working hard to meet the needs of our community.
You'll see it in improvements, both large and small.
You'll feel it with the addition of new staff and enhanced services.
And you'll know it from quality and safety of patient care.
Today and everyday, we are here for you.


Phone: (918) 642-3291

Address: 4o Hospital Rd. Fairfax, OK 74637

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