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Four Western Pennsylvania nursing homes cited for violations

Renatta Signorini
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The state Department of Health cited four Western Pennsylvania nursing homes for immediate jeopardy violations in the past year, according to PennLive.

The department defines immediate jeopardy as a situation in which a resident’s health and safety are at risk.

The four facilities are among 36 that received immediate jeopardy citations between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, the news outlet reported.

The local facilities that the health department cited are:

• Transitions Healthcare in North Huntingdon for not taking precautions to prevent a resident from burning his fingers while smoking. The health department levied a fine of $4,500.

• Forbes Center for Rehab and Healthcare in Pittsburgh after failing to monitor the condition of a resident who died from head injuries after a fall. The health department levied a $9,000 fine and moved the facility’s license to provisional status.

• The Grove at Latrobe for failing to supervise residents who smoked and a mentally impaired person who suffered repeated falls. The health department levied an $11,750 fine.

• The Grove at Irwin in North Huntingdon after two nurse aides took photos of a naked resident on their cellphones. The health department levied a $3,750 fine and moved the facility’s license to provisional status.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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