Friday, April 3, 2009

Warren Park Nursing Fined for Sending Wrong Patient for Bone Marrow Biopsy

Warren Park Nursing Pavilion
6700 North Damen Ave, Chicago
Fined- August 15, 2008
Warren Park Nursing Pavilion was fined $15,000 for failure to follow policy for sending a resident out of the facility for a medical procedure.
Surveyors determined that facility staff did not pay sufficient attention while responding to a physician’s orders, and sent the wrong resident out for a Bone Marrow Biopsy. The resident did not understand why he was being tested, and despite asking repeatedly, no one would answer his requests to understand what the test was and why he would be getting it. The mistake was not discovered until after the procedure had been performed. The resident returned to the facility in considerable pain. His confusion remained until surveyors in the facility were approached by the resident, who asked them to investigate.

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