Marty Wright Leads West Virginia Health Care Association

April 4, 2019 — CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Attorney Marty Wright of South Charleston is the new chief executive officer of the West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA), which represents more than 120 Mountain State nursing homes and assisting living facilities. Todd Jones, president of the WVHCA Board of Directors, said Wright would manage the day-to-day operations of the organization... Read More

CEO Search Underway

September 28, 2018 — CHARLESTON (September 28, 2018) – Patrick Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Health Care Association, announced this week that he will leave the Association at the end of the year. The Board of Directors of the West Virginia Health Care Association is seeking a new CEO. WVHCA leaders said widespread changes are occurring in... Read More

4 West Virginia Health Care Centers Recognized in 2018 Silver National Quality Awards Program

August 10, 2018 — CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA) salutes four long-term and post-acute care members that earned the 2018 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Recognized were: Braxton Health Care Center, Sutton; Bridgeport Health Care Center; Meadow Garden, Rainelle; and Springfield Center,... Read More

Hillcrest Health Care Center and The Brier Presented with Bronze Awards

June 12, 2018 — Hillcrest Health Care Center in Danville — a member of the AMFM family — and The Brier in Ronceverte — a Stonerise Healthcare facility — were among the 521 long-term and post-acute care providers in United States that AHCA/NCAL recognized with a 2018 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. AHCA/NCAL said the award is the... Read More

WVHCA Annual Honorees

June 12, 2018 — The West Virginia Health Care Association annually honors member employees and programs that enhance the lives of their residents. Here are the honorees recognized during the 2018 Awards Gala: Distinguished Administrator – Patty Lucas Patty Lucas, Administrator of McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gary, a member of the AMFM family, brings comfort to her... Read More

The Exponent-Telegram Editorial: Nursing shortage in W.Va. is critical

December 15, 2017 — Health care in the U.S. is in a state of turmoil. There is great uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act and efforts by Congress to replace it. In many rural states — including West Virginia — there are shortages of doctors and specialists. And there is a critical shortage of nurses nationwide.... Read More

State Journal: W.Va. nursing shortage said to be ‘worst ever’

December 15, 2017 — A number of West Virginia hospitals are desperately seeking to fill nursing positions. Nursing shortages aren’t new. Hospitals have seen them in the past. But this one seems far worse and threatens to be long-lasting. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be more than a million job openings for registered nurses by... Read More

McKnight’s: Supreme Court grants nursing home win in arbitration case

May 18, 2017 — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took a Kentucky nursing home’s side in a closely-watched case involving power of attorney and arbitration. In a 7-1 opinion published Monday, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said the Kentucky court failed to put the nursing home arbitration agreements “on equal footing with all other contracts,” as required by... Read More

WVHCA Flood Relief Video

May 18, 2017 — In June 2016, West Virginia experienced devastating rains and floods. Two nursing homes successfully evacuated. WVHCA member nursing homes accepted the residents and cared for them. WVHCA President Andy Barker presented the WVHCA President’s Award to everyone who helped in flood relief efforts.