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Fairchild Medical Center Foundation Announces $100,000 Charitable Donation from Mechanics Bank

Press Release
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Yreka, California January 29, 2019 — The Fairchild Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that the foundation has received a $100,000 charitable donation from Mechanics Bank.

As part of their commitment to our local community, Mechanics Bank has given this generous donation to assist the foundation in their continued efforts to support the mission of Fairchild Medical Center. For more than 25 years, the FMC Foundation has worked to raise money for various purposes for the hospital and associated rural health clinics. “Since our founding more than 118 years ago, supporting and advocating for our local communities has been a key component of our mission and values.” Said John DeCero, President and CEO of Mechanics Bank.

“Fairchild Medical Center is a critical component of our community here and a fantastic community partner. Our support today is really an investment in the future, to ensure quality healthcare in Siskiyou County for years to come.” said DeCero.

The gift from Mechanics Bank will help to support the foundation’s special community events such as Healthy Kids Fair and Share the Magic as well as help to provide continuing education scholarships for Fairchild Medical Center team members. “Our FMC commitment to providing continued access to care is critical to the long-term health and well-being of our community. The generosity of Mechanics Bank, as well as their commitment to the success of our community, will have a lasting effect on the efforts of our foundation and their support of the FMC mission.”
– Jonathon Andrus, CEO
Fairchild Medical Center

The Fairchild Medical Center Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to assisting Fairchild Medical Center in their mission to provide health care of exceptional quality to all who need us. Fairchild Medical Center (FMC) is a Critical Access Hospital located in Yreka, California and is accredited with The Joint Commission. FMC offers primary and specialty services including medical, surgical, orthopedic, emergency, obstetrical, pediatric care, and other specialties available through telemedicine. To learn more visit us online at

About Mechanics Bank

Established in 1905, Mechanics Bank is an independent, full service community bank. With more than $5.7 billion in assets, it is the largest bank headquartered in Northern California’s East Bay region, with 43 branch offices throughout California and one in Medford, Oregon. They provide a highly personalized relationship banking experience that includes consumer and business banking services, commercial lending, cash management services, and comprehensive trust, wealth management and private banking services.

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