A 90-year-old nun who was a resident at Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center in New York died following a head injury when a stand alone closet fell and hit her on the head. The woman sustained injuries to her head and face. She was transferred to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injures.
This was the third incident within a year at Summit Park Nursing Home involving similar closets falling and injuring a resident. Incidents involving injury to nursing home residents must be reported to authorities. However neither of the similar incidents involving falling armoires were reported by the nursing home.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid fined the facility $17,300 following the incident and the facility faces additional fines imposed by state authorities. New York Health Department spokeswoman, Claire Pospisil, comments, ‘They have to take appropriate steps to ensure that this never happens again.”
Not only has this nursing home been jeopardizing the safety of its residents, but perhaps even more alarming is the fact that it has chosen to play by its own rules. If this facility failed to report the two other incidents in which patients were injured with the same armoir type closets, rest assured they are not properly attending to the needs of their residents. What else is this dangerous nursing home hiding?
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