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Admissions to Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Suspended

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 05:50am

Lauderdale County Nursing Home Cited for Violations

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center effective March 25, 2014, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations. 

Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, a 144-bed licensed nursing home located at 118 Halliburton Road in Ripley, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during an annual survey conducted March 10 through March 13, 2014. The investigation was completed March 25. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of administration standards.

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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