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Buffalo Community Healthcare Center: 142 Public Health Citations Since 2015

Buffalo Community Healthcare CenterPublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 5, 2019, indicate that Buffalo Community Healthcare Center in Buffalo, New York has received citations and sanctions from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Buffalo Community Healthcare Center.

Buffalo Community Healthcare Center

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 86
Life Safety Code Citation 56
Total Citations 142
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 3
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of nine inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 5, 2019]

Located in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Community Healthcare Center is owned by a private LLC and operated by EN Receiver, LLC. It holds a total of 95 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 64% and an occupancy rate of 88%. Its operating certificate number is 1401339N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 101 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 86 standard health citations, 56 life safety code violations, and three sanctions.

In 2018 Buffalo Community Healthcare Center was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law. It was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000.

In 2018 Buffalo Community Healthcare Center received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding accounting and records of personal funds; baseline care plans; comprehensive assessments and timing; development and implementation of comprehensive care; dialysis; drug regimen reviews; keeping patients free from unnecessary psychotropic medication; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; influenza and pneumococcal immunizations; the protection and management of personal funds; building construction; cooking facilities, the testing and maintenance of electric equipment; elevators; testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems; fire drills; and the maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by the public health authorities.

In 2017 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding dignity and respect of individuality; the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; effective administration and resident well-being; keeping drug regiments free from unnecessary drugs; the maintenance of essential equipment in safe operating condition; housekeeping and maintenance services; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the maintenance of an effective pest control program; the provision of medically related social services; the maintenance of complete, accurate and accessible resident records; the resident’s right to refuse treatment and formulate advance directives; the reasonable accommodation of residents’ needs and preferences; the retention of resident clinical records; the storage of gas equipment; the enclosure of hazardous areas; and the maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by the public health authorities.

In 2017 Buffalo Community Healthcare Center was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding significant medication errors. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2017 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding the notification of residents’ rights to refuse treatment and to be able to formulate and advance directives; administrative practices and policies; and quality assessment and insurance. The facility was ordered to pay a penalty of $6,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Buffalo Community Healthcare Center and Nursing in Buffalo, 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.