State Says Monroe Community Hospital Has Fixed Deficiencies
The State Health Department has issued a report which says Monroe County's nursing home has corrected deficiencies found in an earlier inspection, and now is in substantial compliance with state and federal requirements.
County Executive Maggie Brooks released the letter from the state after the health department had found a patient at Monroe Community Hospital was mistreated by the director of the facility after the patient's wheelchair was taken away. That director was subsequently fired.
The state also wanted a long-dormant advisory board to be re-activated, which was done recently. Brooks has pledged to personally oversee the implementation of the corrective action plan. She says the quality of care during the transitional period has remained strong.