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.
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.