AMS Partners with Arkstone Medical to Further Reduce Antibiotic Resistance, Improve Health Outcomes

AMS Infection Prevention Partners, the leading infection control and prevention (ICP) practice for America's long-term care facilities, today announced a partnership with Arkstone Medical Solutions, a pioneer in infectious disease treatment guidance. The integration allows AMS to leverage Arkstone's proprietary report and targeted treatment recommendations, further reducing antibiotic resistance and infections and improving health outcomes for residents in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. Read more...

AMS Names Industry Veteran Ellsworth Harris as its New CEO

AMS, an infection control and prevention clinical practice dedicated to the long-term care community, has named Ellsworth Harris CEO.

Harris co-founded AMS in 2018 with Chairman Patrick Britton-Harr. He will now be responsible for leading the company’s operations and business development, while Britton-Harr will focus on strategic initiatives.

AMS' certified infection preventionists deliver infection control leadership, support and training to meet the heightened infection control standards adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Read more...

How Nursing Homes Can Bolster Infection Control — for COVID-19 and Beyond

Amid the national emergency caused by COVID-19, infection control in skilled nursing facilities has come under intense scrutiny, with past violations examined under the media microscope — and surveys from the government focused solely on the issue.

That scrutiny is only likely to increase due to the challenge nursing homes face trying to contain COVID-19 — a virus that can be spread while infected people show no symptoms. Read more...

Health Facilities Association of Maryland Announces Associate Member AMS to Offer Additional COVID-19 Testing for Nursing Homes

May 13, 2020 – Linthicum, MD – Today the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) announced its newest Associate Member, AMS, an infection control management practice specializing in nursing homes, is available to offer additional COVID-19 testing and support for nursing homes in Maryland. This additional testing capacity comes at a critical time as nursing homes have been mandated to test all residents and staff, per Governor Hogan’s April 29 executive order. Read more...

Behind the Scenes of PruittHealth's Partnership to Expand Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing (Skilled Nursing News)

Major skilled nursing operator PruittHealth last week announced that it was entering a partnership with a coalition of providers to expand COVID-19 testing at its facilities across Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. 

The partnership was about a month in the making — and it highlights the difficult timeline SNF operators have faced as they try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus within their walls. Read more...

AMS Partners with PruittHealth for Infection Prevention at Long-Term Care Facilities

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 24, 2020 -- AMS, the leading infection prevention specialists for America's long-term care facilities, today announced an agreement with PruittHealth, a family-owned network of post-acute and long-term care facilities in the Southeast, to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities at multiple PruittHealth locations.

Providing certified infection preventionists, AMS' team of dedicated clinical professionals deliver infection control leadership, support, training, and resident and staff testing to meet more stringent infection control measures, which were adopted in March by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Read more...

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