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Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital: Citations, Sanction by Public Health Authorities

Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Public records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on March 26, 2019, indicate that Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, New York has received numerous citations from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital.

Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 25
Life Safety Code Citation 12
Total Citations 37
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 3
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 8.0

The citations above resulted from a total of three inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed March 26, 2019]

Located in Oneonta, New York, Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital Society is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital Society Inc. It holds a total of 130 beds and provides baseline services, clinical laboratory services, diagnostic radiology, and short-term respite care. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 97% and an occupancy rate of 100%. Its operating certificate number is 3801000N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 30 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 25 standard health citations, 12 life safety code violations, and one sanction.

In 2018 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development of a comprehensive care plan, the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs, the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food, the maintenance of an environment free from accident hazards, the prevention and control of infections, and the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals. In connection with these findings the facility has implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the maintenance of essential equipment in a safe operating condition; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; housekeeping and maintenance services; and life safety code standards. In connection with these citations, the facility initiated plans of correction which were approved by the Department of Health.

In 2015 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development of comprehensive care plans; the dignity and respect of individuality; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; the effective administration of facilities in a manner that achieves the highest practicable well-being of each resident; and the resident’s right to be free from physical restraints. In connection with these findings the facility has implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of public health law regarding the provision of an environment free from accident hazards, standards of administration, and provision of a quality of care necessary to attain the resident’s highest practicable potential well being. In connection with these findings the facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $26,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, New York, call 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we suggest you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.