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HEALTH Issues Immediate Compliance Order to Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center

Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) issued an Immediate Compliance Order to Harborside Rhode Island Limited Partnership, DBA Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, located at 270 Post Road, Warwick, RI. The facility has been ordered to cease and desist admissions of new patients and to consult with HEALTH before re-admitting patients following hospitalizations. The compliance order is in effect until further formal notice from HEALTH.

HEALTH's Office of Facilities Regulation completed an unannounced inspection of the facility on February 24, 2012 as part of the required Medicare/Medicaid and Rhode Island State surveys. Based on preliminary information obtained in the inspection, Director of Health Michael Fine, MD determined that there are significant issues regarding the delivery and quality of care and services at the facility that warranted action by HEALTH. The facility was found to be in non-compliance in quality of care issues, including pain management, fall prevention, pressure ulcers, and range of motion issues.

Based on the findings of the inspection and as part of the final inspection report, HEALTH will issue recommendations to the facility to ensure the health and safety of its residents and compliance with state and federal standards of care.

All residents of the facility, their family members, and legal guardians were notified, in writing, of the Immediate Compliance Order.

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