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Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility: 26 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Chemung County Health Center-Nursing FacilityPublic records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 5 and May 28, 2019, indicate that Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility in Elmira, New York has received citations and a sanction from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility.

Citations for Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 21
Life Safety Code Citation 5
Total Citations 26
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of four inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 5 and May 28, 2019]

Located in Elmira, New York, Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility is publicly owned and operated by the County of Chemung. It holds a total of 200 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 95% and an occupancy rate of 91%. Its operating certificate number is 0701301N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 91 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 21 standard health citations, 5 life safety code violations, and one sanction.

In 2018 Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development and implementation of comprehensive care plans; the provision of medically related social services; Respiratory/tracheostomy care and suctioning; the maintenance of a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment; means of egress; and smoke barriers. It has since implemented plans of correction that have been approved by the Department of Health.

In 2018 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the reporting of alleged violations; and keeping residents free from abuse and neglect. It has since implemented plans of correction that have been approved by the Department of Health.

In 2017 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; criminal history reviews; housekeeping and maintenance services; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; the resident’s right to participate in their care planning; and alcohol-based hand rub dispensers. It has since implemented plans of correction that have been approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding the responsibility of nursing homes to provide services that meet professional standards of quality; and the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being. The facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $4,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Chemung County Health Center-Nursing Facility in Elmira, 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.