Fauquier Health will offer the community an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted medication and sharps.

Online PR News – 24-March-2010 – – WARRENTON, VA, March 19, 2010 – Fauquier Health will offer the community an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted medication and sharps (needles) on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The collection will be held in the Medical Office Building at 253 Veterans Drive, on Hospital Hill, and is intended to keep medications out of the landfill and out of public drinking water.

Residents may bring prescription medications, vitamins, over-the-counter medicine and sharps. Please bring medications in original containers with the name of the medicine visible and personal information crossed out. Medications will be accepted only from the public. This collection is not intended to serve businesses or doctors’ offices.

The collection is sponsored by NOVEC and the Warrenton Police Department. For more information, call 540-316-3588.

About Fauquier Health
Fauquier Health is a non-profit community health system dedicated to high quality, patient-centered care in a unique environment that considers the multiple facets of healing and respects the individuality of each and every patient. Located at 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier Health serves the residents of Fauquier and several surrounding counties. It comprises:  Fauquier Hospital, a full accredited, 97-bed hospital; Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 115-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility; a Wound Healing Center and a medically supervised LIFE Center offering health and wellness programs. It also has a 50% ownership in two joint ventures:  Fauquier Health Home Medical Care, a retail outlet offering medical, home health, and wellness supplies, and the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, a state-of-the-art radiation treatment facility. In 2008, Fauquier Health provided $4.2 million in charity care to its community. Fauquier Health also operates three doctors’ offices: Fauquier Health Endocrinology, Fauquier Health Infectious Diseases and Fauquier Health Rheumatology, all in Warrenton, and Fauquier Health Internal Medicine at Lake Manassas. More information on Fauquier Health is available online at www.fauquierhealth.org.

Robin Earl
Public Relations
Fauquier Health
(540) 270-7266 cell
(540) 316-2605 office