By RENEE TOMELL
BATAVIA – The Illinois Department of Public Health cited Michealsen Health Center, 831 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia, with a violation carrying a $25,000 fine, according to a news release.
The citation was for failure to safely transfer a resident who suffered a fracture, was admitted to hospice and later died, the release stated.
It noted the 99-bed skilled care facility at The Holmstad, operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, has requested a hearing.
The investigative report stated that a 90-year-old patient, whose fall on May 7 allegedly caused both femurs to break, died May 11; it also looked at injuries this spring to two other patients who fell in separate incidents.
“The violation cites failure by the facility to monitor and implement safety precautions,” Melaney Arnold, spokeswoman for the IDPH, wrote in an email. She said the investigation arose from a complaint made to IDPH.