Rural Wellness Fairfax Hospital/FWFH is like so many small, rural hospitals across the country—they struggled without the financial resources, equipment or patients necessary to keep the lights on and the doors open.
Type of Facility
Critical Access Hospital
Number of Employees
Community It Serves
Rural Wellness Fairfax Hospital faces major issues
RWFH was the pride of the community, but couldn’t maintain itself in changing times
Bankruptcy brought the hospital to the brink of closure. Community leaders struggled with what to do next. Hospital staff was demoralized and often went unpaid because of the hospital’s difficult financial situation.
The roof leaked; hospital infrastructure suffered; equipment was outdated and often out of service
Hospital staff missed paychecks
FCH ALMOST CLOSES in 2018
Patients quit coming for their healthcare
Rural Wellness Fairfax Hospital calls on Avem
In 2020 Rural Wellness and Avem Health Partners joined forces to bring the hospital back to life with capital investment, new training and renewed commitment to patients
The focused commitment to staff training and career development has paid off. RWFH is now the local source for quality healthcare services needed most by those living in rural communities. Patients praise the care received and score RWFH as a leading Critical Access Hospital. The community is stable and growing.
500K immediately invested in deteriorating facilities.