Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Winston Manor Fined for Inadequate Supervision of Patient Who Suffered Burn Injury

2155 W. Pierce Ave. in Chicago
FINED- June 3, 2004
Winston Manor Convalescent and Nursing was fined
$10,000 for failure to take the necessary precautions
to ensure the safety of a resident and to investigate
Responding to a complaint, Department surveyors
learned a resident sustained second- and third-degree
burns to 26 percent of his body while smoking a
cigarette in the restroom. Staff told paramedics the
resident's cigarette somehow caught his shirt on fire.
The facility did not investigate the incident and
made no attempt to determine the cause of the injury
or to initiate measures to ensure that another
resident is not injured in the same manner.
A Department-ordered plan of correction required the
facility to review and revise, as necessary, its
policies on resident safety, smoking and supervision;
to provide adequate supervision; and to take all
necessary precautions to ensure the safety of
residents at all times.

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