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Augustana Health Care

Details about the Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 9, 2013

This 268-bed nursing home received a “below average” for both its Overall and Health Inspections ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies in Minnesota (6.8), Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis received 9 deficiencies, including the facility’s: Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents, or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents; Failure to develop and implement… Read More →

Medication error leads to life support

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 11, 2012

Augustana HCC of Minneapolis provided an elderly resident with three Fentanyl drug patches, a questionable decision that left her with chest pain and respiratory difficulty. The nursing home’s mistake came after a physician recommended that narcotic pain medications not be ordered for the resident in question. Furthermore, staff was expected to remove old patches before placing a new one on the skin. The unfortunate decisions made by the nursing home resulted in an eight-day stay for the resident at the… Read More →