Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Regal Health Center Fined for Improper Treatment of Bed Sores

Regal Health and Rehab Center
9525 South Mayfield, Oak Lawn
Fined- March 24, 2008
Regal Health and Rehab Center was fined $30,000 for failure to follow through on facility policy regarding prevention of and treatment for pressure sores.
The failure was broad enough to be considered systemic. Based on observation, record review and staff interview, surveyors determined that the facility failed to identify new and recurrent pressure sores, failed to treat existing sores with current treatment orders, failed to provide preventative measures, failed to accurately asses and plan care for residents identified with or at risk for pressure sores, and failed to notify the physician of positive wound culture results.

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