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Admissions to a Crossville Health Care Center Suspended


Upper Cumberland, TN - Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, has suspended new admissions of residents to Country Place Health Care Center nursing home effective April 3, 2008, and imposed a state civil monetary penalty of $7,500. The federal civil penalty has been imposed at $6,000 a day. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has also put in place temporary management at the facility.

Country Place Health Care Center, a 122-bed licensed nursing home located at 80 Justice Street in Crossville, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation and annual survey conducted March 13 through April 1. During the survey, surveyors found violations of protection from abuse and accidents, administration, resident rights, nursing services, physician services, physician notification, pain management, resident assessment, infection control, performance improvement, medication administration and sufficient staffing standards.

April 8, 2008

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