[PHNUTR-L] Va. Nursing Homes' Settlements Hidden
Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD
fivestar at nutritionucanlivewith.com
Mon Aug 8 07:07:07 PDT 2005
Colleagues, the following is FYI and does not necessarily reflect my own
opinion. I have no further knowledge of the topic.
Va. Nursing Homes' Settlements Hidden
U.S. Attorney Defends Confidentiality
By Gilbert M. Gaul
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 8, 2005; B01
In April 2004, the U.S. attorney's office for eastern Virginia agreed to
what it calls an innovative settlement with a 177-bed nursing home in
Fredericksburg. Instead of slapping Beverly Healthcare with a big fine
for allegedly providing poor care, it required the owners to invest that
money in nursing home improvements, including hiring more employees and
All of that might be useful information for patients and families
considering the facility. But as part of their settlement, government
attorneys agreed not to publicize the case.
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