Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Winchester Center effective Nov. 18, 2013, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $3,000. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.
Winchester Center, an 80-bed licensed nursing home located at 32 Memorial Drive in Winchester, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation and annual survey conducted Sept. 23 through Nov. 7, 2013. The investigation was completed Nov. 18.
During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards: administration, performance improvement, physician services and nursing services.
The Commissioner of Health may suspend admissions to a nursing home when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents. The order to suspend admissions remains effective until conditions have been and continue to remain corrected. A copy of the order must be posted at the public entrance where it can be plainly seen.
The nursing home has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension of admissions before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.