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St Joseph Of the Pines Health Center
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This long-term care home is a 176-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Pinehurst and Moore County, North Carolina. The "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
103 Gossman Drive
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
St Joseph Of the Pines Health Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St Joseph of the Pines Health Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $1,536 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of North Carolina and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against St Joseph of the Pines Health Center for $1,536 on January 20, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received ten complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPinehurst North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date October 19, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to investigate the suspected misappropriation of residents’ narcotic medications by one nurse.” Three nurses “had reported to the administrative staff member [that there were] discrepancies in documents of narcotic administrations and accounting records by [one nurse].” Three residents also reported missing medications “from the facility’s emergency supply of medications.”
Notations show that the emergency supply of narcotics was short for pills. A nurse in charge of administering the narcotics to residents had a pattern of giving residents narcotic medications who “generally did not use them.”
One night, the emergency narcotic count was short. In response, the Director of Nursing came in to talk with the nurses that evening. However, the Director was interviewed “regarding whether he had personally talked to any of the residents regarding suspected diversion and he reported he had not done so. The Director stated he had been contacted by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, who requested more information regarding the discrepancies of the facility’s emergency narcotic medications.”
The Director stated “he had supplied this information to the [Board of Nursing], but in gathering the requested information, he had noticed a pattern of [one nurse] administering medications that were not documented on the Medication Administration Record, more than by any other nurse.”
That said, the Director “did not feel a narcotic documentation audit, which was being done, had shown a pattern with [the nurse].” The facility Administrator revealed “he had not been aware that there were allegations of residents’ narcotics being diverted.”
However, the Administrator stated, “he thought the issue had been resolved. He had not considered the North Carolina Board of Nursing inquiry was an allegation of diversion.” The Administrator stated that “any employee who was suspected of misappropriating residents’ items was to be suspended and a full investigation was to be done and reported to the appropriate agencies.”
An investigation “and report had not been done, since [the Administrator] had not been aware of the situation.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at St Joseph of the Pines Health Center? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Moore County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pinehurst.
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