About Fulton County Health Center

Fulton Health Center Building

Fulton County Health Center is a comprehensive health system that includes a critical access hospital, Fulton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation: a 71-bed nursing home, a modern 11,000 square foot rehabilitation center, two medical office buildings and a heart and vascular center.  Fulton County Health Center serves the residents of Fulton County Ohio and surrounding areas. In addition we also have FCHC Medical Group which consist of several primary care and specialty provider offices located throughout Fulton County Ohio.  Our main campus which consist of 128-acres is located at 725 S. Shoop Ave. in Wauseon, Ohio. The staff at Fulton County Health Center are committed to providing quality, personalized health care to our area residents. When you need health care services, our staff is here for you, ready to provide quality health care in a safe and comfortable environment.

Fulton County Health Center was first incorporated in 1929 when we completed the construction of Detwiler Hospital in Wauseon. In 1973 we moved into a new facility and became know as Fulton County Health Center. We adopted in our name “Health Center” as our mission was to “Serve our community to promote and provide the means for continued health and wellness”. We saw naming our facility as a Health Center allowed us to not only be a place people would come when ill, but to also come to maintain and/or improve one’s health.

In 1995 we opened Fulton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center/Fulton Suites.  With 71 beds and 14 independent living apartments, Fulton Manor provides comprehensive long term care for area residents.

Fulton Building 2Our campus also includes a 3 story North Medical Office Building that opened in 2000, along with a 4 story South Medical Office Building that opened in 2019, for a variety of provider specialist and a full service outpatient pharmacy. In December of 2020 we upgraded our Rehabilitation Therapy Department with a new 11,000 square foot modern rehabilitation center to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy to area residents. Today as always, we continue to expand our services to meet the growing healthcare needs of our local residents

Fulton County Health Center offers a wide variety of program and services including:

  • Fulton Manor Nursing Home & Fulton Suites
  • FCHC Behavioral Health Adult and Geriatric Services
  • FCHC Cancer Center
  • The Family Birthing Center with comfortable birthing rooms
  • An expanded Emergency Room
  • Modern Outpatient Surgery Suites
  • Larger Radiology & Laboratory departments
  • Our new 11,000 square foot Fulton County Health Center Rehab that opened in December 2020
  • FCHC Heart and Vascular Center
  • Occupational Medicine Program
  • FCHC Sleep Disorder Center
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Education programs
  • FCHC Medical Weight Management program
  • Corporate and Community Health programs
  • FCHC Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
  • FCHC Fitness including a modern fitness center at 138 East Elm Street in downtown Wauseon

Our Mission Vision and Core Values

Fulton County Health Center's Core Values

Our Credentials

To ensure we are providing high quality healthcare, we undergo a regular and comprehensive review of our services. These reviews are performed to evaluate and certify the various services we offer.


Health Center: The Joint Commission

Fulton Manor: The Joint Commission

Laboratory: The Joint Commission

Mammography Department: American College of Radiology, FDA/Mammography Quality Standards

Nuclear Medicine: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Obstetrics: Ohio Department of Health (Level I)

Oncology/Hematology: American College of Surgeons, Member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncological Group.

Diabetes Education: American Diabetes Association

FulCare Behavioral Health: Ohio Department of Mental Health

Fulton County Health Center Board of Directors

Fulton County Health Center is an independent non-profit hospital and health center located in Wauseon, Ohio. The Health Center status as a not-for-profit facility ensures all financial resources remaining after expenses are paid are committed to improving the service, the technology, and delivery of healthcare for our patients. Since 1973, we have provided quality personalized care to residence of Fulton County and surrounding areas for a variety of healthcare needs.

A voluntary Board of Directors represents a broad spectrum of professional, business, and community leaders from throughout the Fulton County area. The Board of Directors of Fulton County Health Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care available at the lowest cost to the consumer. Below is a list of the Board of Directors of the Fulton County Health Center.

Name, Title Residency
Brett Kolb,  Chair Wauseon, Ohio
Brock Mealer, Vice-Chair Wauseon, Ohio
Sharon Gillespie, Secretary Lyons, Ohio
Mark Hagans, Treasurer Archbold, Ohio
Rick Kazmierczak Swanton, Ohio
Kirk Weldy Archbold, Ohio
Kayla Miller Delta, Ohio
David Grieser Pettisville, Ohio
Jon Rupp Fayette, Ohio
Daniel McKernan FCHC Medical Staff
Frank Onweller Swanton, Ohio