Blog

Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation: 32 Public Health Citations, 2 Sanctions

Huntington Hills CenterPublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 21, 2019, and May 28 2019, indicate that Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Melville, 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 Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 25
Life Safety Code Citation 7
Total Citations 32
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 6.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 7 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 21, 2019 and May 28, 2019]

Located in Melville, New York, Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation is owned by a private corporation and operated by East Northport Residential Health Care Facility Inc. It holds a total of 320 beds and provides baseline services and adult day health care. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 100% and an occupancy rate of 94%. Its operating certificate number is 5153309N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 75 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 25 standard health citations, 7 life safety code violations, and two sanctions.

In February 2019 Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the maintenance of an environment free from abuse and neglect; and the notification of changes such as injuries, declines in status, or rooming assignments. In connection with these citations, the nursing home implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2019 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2018 Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards and with proper supervision to prevent accidents; the development and implementation of comprehensive care plans; and the development of communication plans. In connection with these citations, the nursing home implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the provision of activities that meet the needs and interests of each resident; the completion of comprehensive assessments; the development of comprehensive care plans; drug records and the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; physician visits; procedures to ensure the availability of water; the provision of care and services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; the resident’s right to participate in care planning; the residents’ right to prompt effort to resolve grievances; residents’ right to self-determination and to make choices; and the provision of services by qualified persons in accordance with each resident’s plan of care. In connection with these citations, the facility implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards and with adequate supervision to prevent accidents; and dietary services. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $12,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Huntington Hills Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Melville, 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.