Cameron, W.Va. - Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (N&RC) received The AMFM Community Relations Award for their 2017 community relations efforts from their parent corporation, American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM).
The Marshall County center hosted several events at the center for the community and reached out to different organizations to help improve the overall community.
Cameron N&RC hosted a free spring concert for the community and a Haunted House for local school children. Volunteers from grade through high came to the center to volunteer in decorating preparing the haunted house. Additionally, the Cameron N&RC annual senior citizens luncheon brings area seniors to the center to learn about the center and engage residents.
“We really believe in being a big part of our community and feel that bringing the community here is a win-win,” said Brooke Francis, interim executive director for Cameron N&RC. “Our team members and residents get the chance to talk and visit outside community members.”
Members of the Cameron team would also go out to the community to educate about the center. Social Services hosted the Marshall County Adult Services Coalition and attended meetings regularly.
However, it was Cameron N&RC’s outreach activities that set it apart from AMFM’s other centers. The management team along with other volunteers assisted the Hundred community after historic flooding devastated the area, destroyed people’s homes and other property. Donations and monies were given to employees of Cameron N&RC who lost everything in the flooding.
Other community activities included turkey donations to the Blue and Gold Christian Center, which has been in operation since 2005, in Cameron.
Residents made and sent Valentine’s Day cards to students at Cameron grade school, dietary department team made cookies and provided them to local vacation bible schools, and cookies were donated to the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in the center of Cameron.
The center has presented money from the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc. funds to the Cameron Volunteer Fire Dept., City of Cameron for free swimming day at the pool, Girl Scout Black Diamond Council and the Blue and Gold Christian Center.
For more information, contact Cameron N&RC at (304) 686-3318.
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.”