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Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill: 21 Public Health Citations, $72,000 Sanction

Sapphire NursingPublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 20, 2019, indicate that Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill in Newburgh, 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 Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill.

Citations for Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill

February 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 13
Life Safety Code Citation 8
Total Citations 21
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 4 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed May 20, 2019]

Located in Newburgh, New York, Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill is owned by a private LLC and operated by Newburgh Operations, LLC. It holds a total of 190 beds and provides baseline services and adult day health care. 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 3502305N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 74 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 13 standard health citations, eight life safety code citations, and one sanction.

In 2018 Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill 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; and abuse, neglect and exploitation training. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2017 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; the maintenance of complete, accurate and accessible resident records; the resident’s right to participate in care planning and the revision of care plans; the provision of services by qualified persons in accordance with each resident’s plan of care; the illumination of means of egress; and the maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems. Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill has 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 sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the provision of activities of daily living care for dependent residents; the resident’s right to prompt efforts to resolve grievances; and the provision of care and services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2011 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding mistreatment, neglect and appropriation; the resident’s right to dignity; treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores; care and services for patients with incontinence; effective administration and administrative well-being; facility policies and administrative appointments; the competency of nurse aids; and the responsibilities of medical directors. The facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $72,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill in Newburgh, 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.