Taylor Health Care Center receives top honor from state inspection

GRAFTON—One local nursing care facility has received a deficiency-free state survey.

Taylor Health Care Center (THCC) is owned and operated by American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM).

AMFM took over the facility, formally Wallace B. Murphy Nursing Care facility, in December 2017. THCC is the 18th center to become a member of the AMFM family.

Administrator Phillip Donnelly shared that the center has met all state and federal regulations, and THCC has received a deficiency-free state survey during their most recent inspection.

Like all health care facilities, such as hospitals, hospice care, rural clinics and other providers, THCC is inspected by the West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification or contracted agencies. All skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers must receive a state-survey inspection annually.

Administrator Phillip Donnelly shared that in his 20-year career, he has only been the administrator of one facility that has received a deficiency-free state inspection.

According to Donnelly, on average, nursing homes have 11 deficiencies found throughout the state inspection.

He shared that it was a very comprehensive survey. During the inspection, the surveyors toured the nursing home and met with the facility staff members.

In addition, they also met with residents as well as the resident council and talk with them about their care and the quality of life in the home.

State surveyors also review medical records, assessed fire safety and much more.

He commented that the lead surveyor was very impressed with the center and the staff.

“She said that the facility has a hometown feel and that the residents are treated like family, and the staff truly cares,” shared Donnelly.

Donnelly shared that he would like to thank the entire staff at the facility including the nurses, dietary aides, maintenance department, housekeeping, the activities director and everyone one else that has helped.

“This is truly a group effort and took the whole team. I want to praise everyone for their hard work and dedication to providing quality care to the residents at Taylor Health Care Center,” expressed Donnelly.

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.

Out of the 18 nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia, four of the centers received a deficiency-free state inspection this year.

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,” which shines through their recent raking.