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MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: 35 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing CenterPublicly available records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 2, 2019, indicate that MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Utica, 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 MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Citations for MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 28
Life Safety Code Citation 7
Total Citations 35
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 5 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed May 2, 2019]

Located in Utica, New York, MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by St. Luke’s Home Residential Health Care Facility, Inc. It holds a total of 202 beds and provides baseline services and adult day health care. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 87% and an occupancy rate of 96%. Its operating certificate number is 3227305N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 102 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 28 standard health citations, 7 life safety code citations, and one sanction.

In 2018 MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 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 labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; the provision of treatment and devices to maintain hearing and vision; the illumination of means of egress; smoke detection; and the installation of sprinkler systems. In connection with these citations, the nursing home implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2017 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding dignity and the respect of individuality; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; menus that meet resident needs; the maintenance of complete, accurate and accessible resident records; the resident’s right to be free from physical restraints; smoke barriers; and the resident’s right to self-determination and to make choices. In connection with these citations, MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2016 the nursing home 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 adequate supervision to prevent accidents; and the investigation and reporting of alleged violations. The nursing home has implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2015 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; and the quality of care provided to residents with special respiratory needs. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $4,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Utica, 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.