Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bridgeview Health Care Center Fined for Neglecting Bed Sore

Bridgeview Health Care Center
8100 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
Fined- June 30, 2008
Bridgeview Health Care Center was fined $20,000 for failure to provide basic nursing care.
A resident at the facility developed a pressure ulcer in January of 2008, and it remained untreated through April of the same year. Surveyors determined that the ulcer was made worse by repeated and sustained exposure to fecal matter as facility staff were slow to change the resident’s diaper. The resident eventually required hospitalization for the ulcer.

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