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State gives Brookhaven Manor green light to begin admitting residents again

Hank Hayes • May 10, 2018 at 10:45 AM

KINGSPORT — The suspension of admissions at Brookhaven Manor has been lifted, the Tennessee Department of Health announced Wednesday.

Brookhaven Manor, a 180-bed nursing home located at 2035 Stonebrook Place, was ordered last month not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during an annual and complaint survey conducted March 5 – March 21.

During the investigation, surveyors found violations of the following standards: administration; admissions, discharges and transfers; performance improvement; and social work services.

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner imposed state civil monetary penalties of $3,000 for each of four violations for a total assessment of $12,000. A special monitor was appointed to review the facility’s operations.

On May 1, surveyors conducted a follow-up survey to determine if the deficient practices and conditions had been corrected.

“Upon exiting the facility on May 1, 2018, the surveyors determined that those deficient practices and conditions have been corrected, and the facility has returned to substantial compliance for state licensing purposes,” Dreyzehner said in a letter sent to Brookhaven Manor’s administrator.

Dreyzehner also ordered the release of the special monitor appointed to observe the facility’s operation.

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