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Charleston, W.Va. – AMFM Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers, West Virginia’s largest family-owned skilled nursing and rehabilitation company, had 15 centers receive national basic or advanced accreditation for their continuous efforts aimed at improving quality of care and life for their residents.

Cabell Health Care Center, E. A. Hawse, Fayette and Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers all met the criteria for advanced accreditation by Providigm. These centers demonstrated advanced use of the quality improvement resources that mirror the state inspection process by focusing on observations, interviews, clinical systems and improvement processes. These four AMFM centers were the only facilities in West Virginia to receive the advanced accreditation.

Of the 16 centers in West Virginia to achieve Basic Accreditation, 11 were AMFM centers.

The AMFM centers that received the basic accreditation from Providigm. Braxton, Bridgeport, Clay, Hillcrest Health Care Centers, Clarksburg, Lincoln, McDowell, Mercer, Summers, Webster and Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers were among the AMFM centers to receive the basic accreditation.

The value of the system is far beyond just preparing a skilled nursing facility for the annual health inspection survey, but builds a foundation in quality assurance, performance improvement, customer satisfaction and state and federal compliance.

“Meeting the requirements for basic and especially advanced accreditation, allows for even more checks and balances for us to continue to improve the quality of care we provide for our patients,” Mary Agnes Argento, Vice President of Quality Services at AMFM, said.

Those four standards are a comprehensive number of assessments, continuous activities throughout the year, coverage of varying and unique patients, and areas of correction that have been identified and went through the improvement process.

Some basic accreditation examples include at least 50 resident observations, admission records review and combinations of resident and family interviews within each quarter of the calendar year.  Basic Accreditation also includes at least five staff interviews during the four calendar quarters.

To reach the Advanced Accreditation, those facilities went above the criteria for the basic accreditation, and is distinguished using random samples and increased performance activity.

AMFM operates 17 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia. They operate in Braxton, Boone, Clay, Cabell, Summers, Fayette, Hardy, Greenbrier, Webster, Wayne, McDowell, Lincoln, Wyoming, Harrison (Clarksburg & Bridgeport), Marshall and Mercer counties. 

AMFM’s mission is “To exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect.”