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Admissions to Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Suspended

Friday, November 04, 2011 | 06:25am

Bradley County Nursing Home Cited For Violations

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center nursing home effective November 3, 2011, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $3,000. The federal civil penalty has been imposed at $4,050 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.

Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, a 213-bed licensed nursing home located at 2910 Peerless Road NW, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation and annual survey conducted October 18 – October 24. The investigation was completed November 3. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards: administration, social work services, and records and reports.

The Commissioner of Health 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 and 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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