All health citations against the long-term care facility Columbus Manor Res Care Home have been cleared, according to an Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services notice published Oct. 7 and 8 in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Columbus Manor, 5107 W. Jackson Blvd., would have faced termination from the federal Medicaid program if its more than 10 health citations – found during April, July and August health department visits – were not rectified by Oct. 1, AustinTalks reported earlier this month.
Elizabeth O’Brien, an administrator at Columbus Manor, had no comment Tuesday on the cleared citations.
This compliance is unrelated to an Illinois Department of Public Health license revocation action against Columbus Manor, which is currently being handled by the Illinois Attorney General’s office, Arnold said.
On March 17, 2010, a nursing home administrator yelled in an “intimidating manner,” used profanity toward the investigators, threw medical charts and documents, and threatened state officials with “repercussions if the department wrote up violations,” according to the notice of license revocation.
The administrator ended the mandatory meeting and ordered the investigators to leave the facility — an automatic license revocation, said Arnold.
Arnold could not provide the status of the case.