Admissions to Signature Healthcare at Saint Francis Suspended

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 2:19pm

Shelby County Nursing Home Cited for Violations

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Signature Healthcare at Saint Francis effective March 24, 2017 and imposed six civil monetary penalties in the amount of $2,000 each for a total amount of $12,000.

Signature Healthcare at Saint Francis, a 197-bed licensed nursing home located at 6007 Park Ave. in Memphis, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation conducted Feb. 6 – Feb 15, 2017. The investigation was completed March 24. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards:  administration, performance improvement, nursing services and pharmaceutical services.

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.

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. TDH has facilities in all 95 counties and provides direct services for more than one in five Tennesseans annually as well as indirect services for everyone in the state, including emergency response to health threats, licensure of health professionals, regulation of health care facilities and inspection of food service establishments. Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health

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