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Clay Health Care Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

Clay Health Care Center has identified one employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is quarantining at home. We are working with the local health department for testing all patients and employees.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Zoom) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.

Greenbrier Health Care Center testing all patients, employees for COVID-19

August 21, 2020 – A medical professional providing services to our patients last week has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, Greenbrier Health Care Center will be testing all patients and employees for COVID-19.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per Governor Justice’s Executive Order. Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19.

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center testing all patients, employees for COVID-19

August 20, 2020 – A medical professional providing services to our patients last week has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will be working with our local health department and testing all patients and employees for COVID-19.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per Governor Justice’s Executive Order. Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19.

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

August 14, 2020 - Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has identified one employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is quarantining at home. We are working with the local health department for testing all patients and employees.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19 

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


August 12, 2020 – Per the Executive Order of Governor Jim Justice, effective at midnight on August 12 visitations in all nursing homes are restricted due to the community spread of COVID-19 throughout West Virginia.

Our centers continue to offer televisits through Skype and FaceTime as an alternate communication tool to stay in touch. We understand the importance of staying in contact with your loved one and want to remind our families to please schedule a televisit with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19 
We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We understand any concerns you may have during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our center anytime. Please continue to follow us on our website and Facebook page.


Hillcrest Health Care Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

Hillcrest Health Care Center has identified one employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is quarantining at home. We are working with the local health department for testing all patients and employees.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19 

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patients, employees test NEGATIVE for COVID-19

August 7, 2020 – All McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patients and employees tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution testing, was initiated after a patient who had recently been discharged tested positive.

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines.

Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19.


Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has identified one employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is quarantining at home. We are working with the local health department for testing all patients and employees.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19 

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center moves to Phase Blue, restricts visitation

July 29, 2020 – By the recommendation of the McDowell County Health Department, McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will move to Phase Blue, which restricts visitation per the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC).

The recommendation was made because of the rising number of coronavirus cases in McDowell County.

Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19 

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


E. A. Hawse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center moves to Phase Blue, restricts visitation

July 29, 2020 – By the recommendation of the Hardy County Health Department, E. A. Hawse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will move to Phase Blue, which restricts visitation per the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC).

The recommendation was made because of the rising number of coronavirus cases in Hardy County.

Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19 

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Center moves to Phase Blue, restricts visitation

July 24, 2020 – By the recommendation of the [Wyoming County Health Department, Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will move to Phase Blue, which restricts visitation per the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC).

The recommendation was made because of the rising number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming County.

Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19 

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


Greenbrier Health Care Center re-opens for scheduled visitations

July 22, 2020 – Greenbrier Health Care Center is excited to share the center will move to Phase YELLOW, which allows visitation with loved ones per the guidelines the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC).

Please go to our Family Visitation page to request a visitation appointment with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19. You may also call the center to request a visitation appointment. Please remember, you may also request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) also if you are unable to make an in-person visit.

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.


Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center moves to Phase Blue, restricts visitation

July 15, 2020 – By the recommendation of the Lincoln County Health Department, Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will move to Phase Blue, which restricts visitation per the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC).

The recommendation was made because of the rising number of coronavirus cases in Lincoln County.

Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19  

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


UPDATE: Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patient tests positive for COVID-19

July 15, 2020 - Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Fayette N&RC) is announcing one additional patient has tested positive for COVID-19 after developing symptoms associated with the virus.

As previously announced, four patients and one employee tested positive as a result of earlier testing.

Fayette N&RC will coordinate with the Fayette County Health Department to monitor all patients and employees to identify and isolate cases of COVID-19 within the center.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19  

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


UPDATE: Three Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patients test POSITIVE for COVID-19

July 8, 2020 – Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Fayette N&RC) has identified three patients who have now tested POSITIVE for COVID-19. These patients were identified by contact tracing and retested.

Those tests results are as follows:

• Three patients tested positive.

• 11 patients tested negative.

• Eight employees tested negative.

Fayette N&RC continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and local health guidelines from the Fayette County Health Department to protect our patients. We collaborate with the local health department for guidance and measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If there are employees with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, we work directly with the local health department to determine a strategy that is implemented based on the circumstances and an acceptable approach to return to work. Under no circumstances will an employee be allowed to work who has symptoms of the virus.

“From the initial recognition of a potentially positive case, Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation leadership has been working directly with us at the local health department, as well as with the outbreak investigation team at the WV Bureau for Public Health Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services. They have clearly, and quickly, instituted procedures and plans that follow the guidance from the Bureau for Public Health as well as the CDC during this process to ensure the safety of both their residents, as well as their staff,” said Dr. Anita Stewart, Health Officer for the Fayette County Health Department. “As things continue to evolve, we will continue to collaboratively work towards providing information to residents, families, and staff, all the while working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19  

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patient tests POSITIVE for COVID-19, all other patients, employees test NEGATIVE

July 4, 2020 – One patient at Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 while all other patients and employees returned NEGATIVE test results. Testing was initiated after an employee was identified as positive earlier this week. The patient who tested positive for COVID-19 is in isolation and being treated for mild symptoms.

Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19  

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center employee tests POSITIVE for COVID-19

Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has identified one employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is quarantining at home.  

All patients and employees will be tested for COVID-19. Visitation with loved ones at the center is restricted per the policy outlined by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Please remember you may request a Televisit (FaceTime, Skype) to stay in touch with your loved one here: https://bit.ly/3i53y19  

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.


76 Recoveries from COVID-19 at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Employees and patients were clapping and celebrating with the news that the last patient at the center originally diagnosed with COVID-19 has now recovered. After 52 days since the first positive case, 38 patients and 39 employees at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Wayne N&RC) have prevailed against COVID-19 and all have recovered. 

Pamela G. May, a patient from Huntington who tested positive for COVID-19, credits the care, compassion and attention to her needs as one of the reasons for her recovery. “Oh, my goodness, they checked on us every two hours to see if we needed anything,” May said. “Activities made sure we had everything, like People magazine and puzzles making everything seem as normal as possible.”

May has some advice for anyone combating the virus. “Res­t, eat when you can and keep your minds and hands busy like the employees at Wayne N&RC did for me,” May added.  

In the initial outbreak at the beginning of April, Wayne N&RC procured enough testing kits to test all employees and all patients for the virus. Sadly, nine patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away.

“In the wake of this extremely challenging situation and considering the heartbreaking loss of residents loved by families and employees, Wayne is a shining example of a team determined to conquer the COVID-19 virus,” said Dr. Jonathan Lilly, AMFM Chief Medical Officer. “I think we all can proudly point to the willing collaboration of the Wayne N&RC employees, AMFM leadership, Wayne County Health Department and the local hospital system for a quick and best possible end to the tragic reality we all faced together.”

During the initial days of the outbreak, the Wayne County community made their presence known and continues to provide support to the patients and employees. Wayne N&RC would like to thank the families and community who showed tremendous and continuous support with handmade cards, signs, food donations, and offers to provide extra homemade masks and other general well wishes.

“We couldn’t have done this without the support of so many great people and organizations,” said Cindy Cooper, Wayne N&RC Executive Director. “The support of our AMFM family, the Wayne County Health Department and our community was just crucial. I can’t thank them enough. Finally, though, it is our team here that gave so much day after day and who continue to do so. The credit goes to them.”

The center is beginning preparations for a parade for their patients. Friends and family members will line the parking lot to celebrate with a “Heart, Honk and Holler” parade to wave and support the patients and employees. Parade participants will be encouraged to make signs with hearts on them.

“It will be one of the most blessed sights I can think of,” said Cooper. “To see our patients outside and the sun shining on their faces and waving to their loved ones...it will just be amazing.”

Everyone is looking forward to the day when families and friends will visit at the center as the new normal is approaching for our center. We are collaborating with our state survey agency and local health departments to finalize the reopening plans and the criteria for safe implementation of visits. Wayne N&RC will follow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

“We are excited our building is COVID free and there are better days ahead. In the meantime, we will apply everything we have learned and continue to provide the best possible care and health outcomes for our patients,” Cooper said.  


UPDATE: Two Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center employees now test NEGATIVE for COVID-19

May 22, 2020 – Two Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Cameron N&RC) employees who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have now tested NEGATIVE. The employees were tested three times more than 24 hours apart and received negative test results for each sample collected.

We will continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent further spread of this virus.  


UPDATE: Two Taylor Health Care Center employees now test NEGATIVE for COVID-19

May 21, 2020 – Two Taylor Health Care Center (Taylor HCC) employees who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have now tested NEGATIVE. The employees were tested twice more than 24 hours apart and received negative test results for both samples collected.

We will continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent further spread of this virus.  


Taylor Health Care Center employees test positive for COVID-19

Two Taylor Health Care Center (HCC) employees tested positive for COVID-19. The tests came back positive as a result of ongoing, proactive testing by Taylor HCC to identify and isolate possible cases of the COVID-19 virus.

The employees are asymptomatic and are quarantining at home.  

As of April 28th, as a result of the statewide testing ordered by Governor Justice, Taylor HCC completed testing for all patients and employees. At that time the test results were all NEGATIVE for both patients and employees.

We will continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and our Taylor HCC Facebook page.


Patients, employees at two additional AMFM centers all test NEGATIVE for COVID-19

As of May 4th, 2020, American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) is excited to announce that the following centers have completed all testing and the results for all patients and all employees are NEGATIVE for the following centers:

  • Greenbrier Health Care Center, Lewisburg
  • Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Hinton

We appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers as we care for our patients and each other.


Webster Nursing & Rehabilitation Center patients, employees test NEGATIVE for COVID-19
 

As of April 30th, we are announcing as a result of the statewide testing ordered by Governor Justice, Webster Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has completed testing for all patients and employees.

The test results are all NEGATIVE for both patients and employees.

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and Facebook page.



Three more centers all test NEGATIVE for COVID-19

As of April 28, 2020, American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) is excited to announce that the following centers have completed all testing and the results for all patients and all employees are NEGATIVE for the following centers:

  • E. A. Hawse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Baker
  • Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Fayetteville
  • Taylor Health Care Center, Grafton

Three additional centers all test NEGATIVE for COVID-19

As of April 27, 2020, American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) is excited to announce that the following centers have completed all testing and the results for all patients and all employees are NEGATIVE for the following centers:

  • Braxton Health Care Center, Sutton
  • Clay Health Care Center, Ivydale
  • McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Gary

We appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers as we care for our patients and each other. 


Patients, employees at three AMFM centers all test NEGATIVE for COVID-19

As of April 25, 2020, American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) is excited to announce that the following centers have completed all testing and the results for all patients and all employees are NEGATIVE for the following centers:

  • Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clarksburg
  • Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Bluefield
  • Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, New Richmond

We appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers as we care for our patients and each other.


Bridgeport Health Care Center reports one positive case of COVID-19

American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) is announcing as a result of the statewide testing ordered by Governor Justice, Bridgeport Health Care Center has tested all residents and all employees and has the following results:

  • 70 patients tested negative.

  • 3 patient tests are pending.

  • 87 employees tested negative.

  • 1 employee tested positive.

  • 6 employee tests are pending.

The employee is asymptomatic and is quarantining at home. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.


Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 Update April 23, 2020

Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has completed testing of all patients and employees is announcing that an additional employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

This is in addition to the employee who tested positive and announced previously. Both employees are quarantining at home.  

We continue taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to the CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.


Hillcrest Health Care Center & Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 Update
April 23, 2020

Two AMFM centers have completed testing for all patients and employees. The test results for COVID-19 at Hillcrest Health Care Center and Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center are all NEGATIVE. 

We want to thank our community for their support, and we are continuing to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.


Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 Update April 23, 2020

American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) is announcing as a result of the statewide testing ordered by Governor Justice, Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has tested all residents and all employees and has the following results:

  • 27 patients tested negative.
  • 26 patient tests are pending.
  • 42 employees tested negative.
  • 1 employee tested positive.
  • 37 employee tests are still pending.

The employee is asymptomatic and is quarantining at home. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.


Cabell Health Care Center COVID-19 Update:
April 23, 2020


American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) is announcing as a result of the statewide testing ordered by Governor Justice, Cabell Health Care Center has tested all residents and all employees and has the following results:

  • 80 patients tested negative.
  • 1 patient test is pending.
  • 131 employees tested negative.
  • 1 employee tested positive.

The employee is asymptomatic and is doing well quarantining at home. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus. 


Hillcrest Health Care Center COVID-19 Update April 18, 2020

Even though we received a negative COVID-19 test result recently for one of our patients, we made the decision to test all patients and employees to ensure their health and safety.

Testing began on Thursday, April 16. Thirty-five patients were tested on that date and the results of those tests just arrived. All 35 patients tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19. Testing for the remainder of the patients and employees was completed on Friday.  

“We are elated with the negative results, at the same time not surprised,” said Dr. Jonathan Lilly, Chief Medical Officer for AMFM. “We have, from the beginning, at Hillcrest and all of our centers across the state, been proactive and following the CDC and CMS guidelines to protect the health and safety of our most precious resources; which are our residents and staff.” 


Hillcrest Health Care Center COVID-19 Update April 15, 2020 

The announcement today of positive COVID-19 in a Boone County nursing center was premature. A patient at Hillcrest Health Care Center was tested for COVID-19.

We do not have a positive case based on the specimen collected on April 14 shortly before 11:00 am at a local hospital. The test was performed by the same local hospital laboratory.
The lab reported to us on April 15 shortly after 5pm the result of COVID-19 PCR as NEGATIVE on the infectious disease immunology report.


Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 UPDATE April 14, 2020 

The results of the 10 pending tests from Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center include: three additional patients tested positive, and one patient tested negative. Three additional employees tested positive and three tested negative. This completes the testing of all our patients and employees.

We have received many prayers, thoughts and well-wishes from across Wayne County and West Virginia and they are very much appreciated.


Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 UPDATE April 13, 2020 

We have tested 58 patients and 70 employees at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. We received 36 positive COVID-19 tests and 18 negative test results from our patient testing. From our employee testing, 30 tested positive and 34 have tested negative. There are 10 test results still pending.

Out of an abundance of caution, Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center tested employees who did not have a known exposure and were not tested as part of the Wayne County Health Department’s (WCHD) evaluation. We made the decision to have all employees and patients tested to identify and prevent further spread of the virus. Extending the testing beyond what was done by the WCHD was important to us. 

Dr. Kevin McCann, the Wayne County Health Department’s Health Officer said, “The employees who were tested and asymptomatic (having no symptoms of COVID-19) may continue to work while waiting on the test results.”

We are in regular communication with the Wayne County Health Department and are taking the necessary precautions to prevent further spread of the virus. 

“We have received so many thoughts, prayers and well-wishes from our families and our Wayne community. A church prayed in our parking lot on Easter Sunday, meals have been delivered and signs thanking employees for their dedication have been posted in the yard,” said Cindy Cooper, Executive Director at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. “Thank you to everyone for thinking of us. It means a lot to our patients, our families and our employees.”


Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 UPDATE April 11, 2020 

We are saddened to report that a member of our community at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has passed away. The patient did test positive for COVID-19.

The patient had several underlying medical conditions and did test positive for COVID-19 as a result of our testing with the assistance of the Wayne County Health Department and the West Virginia National Guard.  

During the recent pandemic of COVID-19, we are seeing world-wide impact in all walks of life. Many people are affected in different ways throughout this time. This passing for many of our patients is expected and unavoidable without COVID-19. Even if a patient has tested positive for this virus, the overriding issue for our population is their pre-existing conditions, including Alzheimer's, Dementia, and many other terminal conditions. We feel that if a patient passes during this time, the patient's pre-existing conditions are the root cause.
 
No additional information or details will be released about the individual’s death, the name of the hospital, or city of residence. The Wayne County Health Department is required to report a death in an area where COVID-19 is occurring.

“Our hearts are broken as we continue to identify and combat the virus in our community,” said Cindy Cooper, Executive Director for Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. “We appreciate your respect in allowing time for our family, friends and employees to grieve.”

Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center recently completed testing of patients and employees and are awaiting those results. We will provide further updates as they are available.  


Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 UPDATE April 10, 2020

We have completed testing of the patients and employees with the assistance of the Wayne County Health Department, the West Virginia National Guard and Cabell-Huntington Hospital. We are awaiting those test results and will provide updates as they become available. We want everyone to know our team at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is very appreciative of the many well-wishes, comments and prayers we have received over the past several days.


Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 UPDATE April 9, 2020

As a result of the testing we are announcing that seven patients and nine employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center had procured enough tests for the rest of the patients and employees; however those test kits were delayed, and Cabell-Huntington Hospital assisted us in procuring test kits immediately.

We are extremely thankful and grateful for Cabell-Huntington Hospital’s support.

The West Virginia National Guard is aiding in collecting test samples to speed up the collection process.

The Wayne County Health Department is assisting in the tracing of the virus and we are following local and state protocols when a positive COVID-19 identification is made. We are in regular communications with the health department, related state agencies, as well as our patients, families and employees.

We are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and employees according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus.

Thank you to everyone for your support, prayers and kind messages. 


Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center COVID-19 UPDATE April 8, 2020

Todaya patient at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being cared for at a local hospital. The family and local health department have been notified and testing will begin in coordination with Wayne County Health Department and the Bureau for Public Health, and the West Virginia National Guard.

“While it is certainly something we expected, nevertheless we are disheartened by this news and empathize with our patients and families during this unprecedented event,” said John Elliot, owner of AMFM. “However, we have been preparing for this for several weeks, and I want to thank our team members for their dedication and commitment to the safety of our patients. We will continue our efforts to stop further spread and protect our patients.”

AMFM’s clinical team began in early March planning for the possible spread of COVID-19 to West Virginia. Each center proactively began screening employees and guests for high fevers, cough and other symptoms of COVID-19. A system of wristbands was provided to those entering the center to track and ensure everyone was screened.
Per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines, we began restricting all visitors. Since then, we are continuing employee screenings and have employees assigned to specific care areas. Additionally, Environmental employees are continuously cleaning commonly touched surfaces (doorknobs, handrails, desk, etc…) during day and evening shifts.

“Please keep our patients, families and employees in your thoughts as we work with our local health departments and stop the spread of this virus,” said Elliot.


Thank You Team AMFM 

Dr. Jonathan Lilly, AMFM Medical Director and Mary Agnes Argento, AMFM VP of Quality Improvement, have a very special message for our team members on the front lines ensuring the safety of our patients.