After facing a state imposed fine of $235,000 dollars, Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will pay only $15,250, said Debbie Winn-Horvitz, president and CEO of the Jewish Association on Aging.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reduced the fine after Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center appealed the Department of Health’s December 2017 decision.
“Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center appealed the Department of Health’s sanctions and, based on a thorough explanation of the facts, is pleased to have come to an agreement with a reasonable outcome,” Winn-Horvitz said in a statement. “As a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to our mission, we look forward to continuing to focus on providing the highest quality of care for our clients and families. This agreement allows us to continue to do so.”
Payment of the $15,250 fine will be made based upon a “schedule that is set in the settlement agreement,” said Winn-Horvitz.
After having spent “a couple of months” on the appeal, she added that the matter is now closed. PJC
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