March 8, 2011

Stamford Nursing Facility Fined

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A Stamford nursing facility was fined $2,090 last month by the state Department of Public Health for failure to notify a doctor of a change in a patient’s condition and failure to provide care.

The St. Camillus Care and Rehabilitation Center was fined $1,100 for failure to immediately notify a physician when a patient was not alert, experienced shortness of breath, and had an elevated white blood cell count, among other disorders.

An additional $980 fine was imposed for failure to provide adequate documentation that another patient with dementia, who was vomiting, was monitored for dehydration, fever and other ailments, and that a third patient with an abdominal obstruction was given adequate medical assessments.

St. Camillus Care, located on Elm Street, is a 124-bed licensed facility. It has agreed to pay the fine, a state official said.

One thought on “Stamford Nursing Facility Fined

  1. Ct. ECFs are fined all the time while acts continue. Not sure what answer is. Fines are definite not deterrents. Maybe a fine and or revoking license of perpetrator may help.

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