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Admissions to Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Suspended

Thursday, June 01, 2006 | 07:00pm

 Memphis nursing home cited for violations

Nashville, June 2, 2006

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., has suspended new admissions of patients to Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and imposed a state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. The state also has recommended that federal civil penalty be imposed at $3,750 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor will be appointed to review the center’s operations.

Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 180-bed licensed facility located at 3933 Allenbrooke Cove in Memphis, was ordered not to admit any new patients based on conditions found during an annual survey conducted May 22 through May 26. During the investigation, surveyors found violations of administration and basic services standards. Specifically, the deficiencies related to nursing services; performance improvement; physician services; and resident assessment and protective services.

The Commissioner may suspend admissions to a nursing home when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents.  The order to suspend admissions remains effective until conditions have been corrected and will continue to remain corrected.  A copy of the order must be posted at the public entrance where it can be plainly seen. 

The nursing home has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension of admissions before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.

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