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Our Story

Our story is like no other. Learn how our history has influenced our values, compassion and commitment to providing the very best care for our patients.  

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About AMFM

American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM), LLC is West Virginia owned and operated. John and Fonda Elliot began AMFM in 1982 and have built AMFM into West Virginia’s leader in skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care services. There are 19 AMFM care centers located throughout West Virginia.

The AMFM care centers are in Summers, Fayette, Hardy, Webster, Wayne, McDowell, Lincoln, Wyoming, Harrison (Bridgeport & Harrison), Greenbrier, Mason, Marshall, Mercer, Cabell, Clay, Braxton, Boone, Taylor counties, and a home office located in historic Charleston.

AMFM employs more than 2,000 professionals and provides care for nearly 1,500 patients. 

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AMFM owner John Elliot speaking.
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History

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John Elliot discussing AMFM Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers with employee.

Before AMFM began in 1982, John Elliot was an architect who had graduated from Kent State University and began John Elliot Associates. The small architecture firm began designing health care facilities and had already designed several locations that would become AMFM centers.

John recalls, “As we were building the facility in Summers County as an architectural firm, the developer pulled out at the last minute, and I became fascinated with learning the health care side of the business. When the investor had pulled out, we said ok, why don’t we just take a seemingly catastrophic situation and turn it into an incredible opportunity."

Once we started down that path, it seemed a natural progression to continue learning the nursing home profession and bring our work ethic and values to West Virginia.” With John’s background in health care architecture and Fonda’s experience as a registered nurse, the duo provided a unique foundation for building AMFM’s high standards of quality care.

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Charitable Giving

The AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc. began in 2009 as the fundraising arm of AMFM to provide each AMFM center with the ability to enrich their communities directly with financial donations to local charities and groups. 

The objective of The AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc. is to provide AMFM care centers with the financial resources to improve and enrich the community in which each AMFM care center resides through charity.

The AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc. provides money for charitable organizations throughout West Virginia. The foundation assists food pantries, local volunteer fire departments, libraries, women’s shelters, churches, hospitals and many more worthy organizations to improve the quality of life for all West Virginians. 

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AMFM Charitable Foundation donates to local organizations.
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