Charleston, W.Va. – From day one Mary Agnes Argento hit the ground running to improve the quality of care and life for AMFM’s patients. Since then, AMFM centers have reached new heights of care.
That is simply only one of many reasons Argento was chosen to receive the 2018 AMFM President’s Choice Award at the annual AMFM Service Awards at Canaan Valley Resort, W.Va. The annual event recognizes the years of service for AMFM employees, distinguished achievements of the individual centers and the President’s Choice Award.
As Vice President of Quality, Argento is instrumental in ensuring all AMFM centers have the most effective and efficient clinical processes and policies in place. She leads a team of nursing coordinators to help AMFM centers ensure quality measures are met and standardized across the company.
“With her understanding of state and federal regulations to ensure quality care while maintaining clinician compliance, as well as her leadership, AMFM centers have reached heights of care far and above our peers,” said AMFM owner John Elliot.
Her guidance, expertise and leadership has been crucial in developing our newest member of the AMFM team – Lifetree Medical (LM). She partnered with Medical Director, Dr. Jonathan Lilly and Vicki Powell, LM practice administrator, to oversee the nurse practitioner services in AMFM facilities.
Argento graduated from Glenville State College and then graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her career at Charleston Area Medical Center providing direct patient care and was a member of the Quality Improvement Team that focused on case coordination and patient safety.
She joined the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) as a Project Coordinator and worked with skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and home health agencies to improve patient care, as well as working with community based-organizations on a variety of patient safety quality initiatives. She had been with WVMI for more than 11 years.
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.”