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St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center: 29 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

St. Catherine Laboure Health CarePublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 20, 2019, indicate that St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center in Buffalo, 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 St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center.

Citations for St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center

February 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 22
Life Safety Code Citation 7
Total Citations 29
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 3 inspections.

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

Located in Buffalo, New York, St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Sisters of Charity Hospital. It holds a total of 80 beds and provides baseline services, adult day health care, clinical laboratory services, and diagnostic radiology services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 86% and an occupancy rate of 90%. Its operating certificate number is 1401324N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 54 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 22 standard health citations, 7 life safety code citations, and one sanction.

In 2018 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding criminal history record check processes; the provision of activities that meet the interests and needs of each resident; department criminal history reviews; the provision of activities of daily living care for each resident; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; the control and prevention of infection; care and services for patients with limited mobility; the identifiability of information on resident records; and the provision of treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure ulcers. St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center has since established plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2015 St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding criminal history record check processes; the provision of activities of daily living care for dependent residents; drug records and the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; 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 and the revision of care plans; the resident’s right to refuse treatment and to formulate advances directives; and the provision of treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure ulcers. The nursing home has since established plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2010 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding accidents; and organizational and administrative policies and procedures. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $4,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding St. Catherine Laboure Health Care Center 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.