Avem Health Partners

Rural Wellness Fairfax Hospital

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



Fairfax, OK

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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The roof leaked; hospital infrastructure suffered; equipment was outdated and often out of service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


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.

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500K immediately invested in deteriorating facilities.

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New training and capabilities lead the way

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The impact of partnering with AVEM

Rural Wellness Fairfax Hospital found that by partnering with Avem Health Partners, the hospital was not only able to survive, but also thrive.

  • New $5M expansion opening early 2022—including bariatric capabilities
  • Staff retention rate of 92% with sustained growth and financial viability.
  • Average Daily Census quadrupled from 0-3 patients to 8-12 patients in a matter of six months
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Medical Services


Swing-bed Services

Radiology and Imaging

Hospital Services include:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Department
  • Pulmonology with 24/7
    Respiratory Therapy
  • Cardiology Clinic Services
  • Telehealth Services
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Wound Care
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Full Service Laboratory Testing
  • Radiology and Imaging Services including CT Scanning and Ultrasound
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Respiratory Therapy
  • Medically Complex Swing Bed Services

What the community says about
Rural Wellness Fairfax Hospital

“Love the staff, & doctors, they are very nice people, I was so far from home and they treated me like family.”

“Good food, bed, showers, best care and attention”

“I felt like I was seen as an INDIVIDUAL - rather than just a patient - same with doctors.”

“Good food, good nurses.”

“All my nurses were great.”