Charleston, W.Va. – Amy Fields has worked in the long-term care profession for 24 years and has excelled in the face of changes she has witnessed over that time. Fields, a registered respiratory therapist, is the Unit Manage at Cabell Health Care Center (HCC).
For her dedication and commitment to the profession and her patients, Fields has been named been awarded the Individual Excellence in Direct Care Award from the West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA).
Fields received the award at the WVHCA’s Annual Convention and Awards Gala at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place on Tuesday, May 21. The convention and awards banquet recognize the best in skilled nursing, rehabilitation and assisted living centers in W.Va.
“She is a leader like no other and can supervise with a soft and generous touch while creating great resident outcomes,” said Michael Gore, executive director for Cabell HCC.
As a respiratory therapist for 10 years in long-term care Fields saw many changes in the profession, and briefly left because of those changes. Eventually she returned to a local facility that was preparing a unit specifically for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. As director of the unit, she worked through the rigorous process of West Virginia approving the unit.
That unit has changed over the years, but Fields continues moving forward providing a special place and care for those patients. She exceeds expectations with her team members, trains and takes new employees under her wing.
“She is the first one in, last one out,” said Gore. “She never says ‘its not my job,’ but we will always hear her say ‘lets rock this.’”
AMFM operates 18 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, Taylor 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.”