The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the Benedictine Health Center in Duluth is responsible for neglecting a resident. The Department investigated an allegation that a resident of the facility had not been assessed and treated in a timely manner when the resident became less responsive, would not eat or drink and had diarrhea. The resident was sent to the hospital and admitted with dehydration and possible infection. The resident died at the hospital two days later. The Department found that at least three licensed staff at the nursing home had failed to follow the facility’s policy to notify the physician of a continued change in the resident’s condition. [Report H5236031, dated 6/20/2012]
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