Attorneys Representing Injured Red Wing Health Center Residents
At least twice throughout the year, every nursing facility in the United States undergoes routine scheduled surveys and investigations conducted by inspectors for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and state nursing home agencies. On average, every nursing facility will have 5 to 7 violations identified by the inspectors that must be corrected nearly immediately to ensure the well-being and safety of the residents. If the violation is serious and causes significant harm, or could cause significant harm, to a resident, visitor or employee, the nursing home might be required to pay a fine to continue operating.
In serious cases where CMS identifies dangerous and hazardous conditions, the federal agency will add the nursing home to a Federal watchlist and designate the place as a Special Focus Facility (SFF). This designation identifies the nursing home as a facility that provides health care services much below the national average at unacceptable levels. The healthcare center is given some time to make major corrections and develop better policies and procedures to ensure these changes are permanent.