Friday, October 17, 2008

Nursing Home Violation - Bridgeview Health Care Center

8100 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview (Cook County)
FINED- 2003
Bridgeview was fined $10,000 for failing to provide
care to a resident whose blood glucose levels were
above normal for five days and who displayed other
signs and symptoms of elevated blood sugar levels.
Despite some unusual behavior, staff did not assess
the changes in the resident's condition to determine a
need for medical evaluation and treatment. On the
sixth day, the resident was transferred to a local
hospital and was diagnosed with a diabetic coma.

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