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.

Wyoming Receives AHCA Silver Award; Genesis Facilities in Fort Ashby, Ansted Receive Bronze

October 25, 2016 — Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a member of the AMFM family in New Richmond, received the prestigious 2016 Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) during the recent annual convention in Nashville. Silver award guidelines are based on the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, AHCA... Read More

AMFM’s Greg Elliot Elected to AHCA Board of Governors

October 25, 2016 — Greg Elliot, Vice President and Owner of AMFM, LLC, Charleston, was elected as an at-large member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Board of Governors for the 2016-17 term. AHCA and the National Center for Assisted Living recently held its annual convention in Nashville. AMFM owns and manages 16 care centers in West Virginia.... Read More

21 States, Business Groups Challenge Overtime Rule Change

September 28, 2016 — AHCA reported that 21 states’ attorneys general, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and more than 50 national and Texas business groups filed a legal challenge on September 20 to the federal overtime rule scheduled to take effect on December 1. The new regulations revise overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees, commonly known as... Read More

Flooding Tests Long Term Care Facilities In West Virginia

July 12, 2016 — Raging floodwaters from what emergency officials described as a 1,000-year event hit West Virginia on June 23-24, claiming at least 23 lives and testing the resolve of first-responders and whole communities—including long term care facilities. Intense rainstorms quickly filled creeks and rivers. Fast-rising floodwaters destroyed property, isolated communities, and endangered tens of thousands, including numerous... Read More

WVHCA Installs Officers, Board Members During 2016 Annual Convention

June 8, 2016 — CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA) elected five new board members on May 17 during its annual convention. Newly elected board members are: Charles Griffith, Mansfield Place – Broaddus Hospital, Philippi; Nancy Mason, Clary Grove, Martinsburg; Patti Roan, Golden Living Center-Riverside, St. Albans; Drema Thompson, Bellaire at Devonshire, Scott Depot; and... Read More