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Admissions to Graceland Nursing Center Suspended

Friday, May 30, 2014 | 05:30am

Shelby County Nursing Home Cited for Violations

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Graceland Nursing Center effective May 22, 2014, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. 

Graceland Nursing Center, a 240-bed licensed nursing home located at 1250 Farrow Rd. in Memphis, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation and annual survey conducted April 28 through May 5, 2014. The investigation was completed May 22. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards:  administration, performance improvement, nursing services, social work services and resident rights.

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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