States with the highest rate of nursing home deficiencies, highest fines

Minnesota has the highest percentage of nursing homes cited for serious deficiencies while Washington, D.C., nursing homes are hit with the highest average fines, a January ProPublica report found.

ProPublica used CMS data from more than 90,000 nursing homes in the last three years to find data on serious deficiencies and fines.

Here are the top eight states fines and serious deficiencies:

States by percentage of homes where at least one serious deficiency was found in the last three years

Minnesota: 47%

Texas: 42%

Rhode Island: 41%

Kansas: 40 %

New Mexico: 40%

Michigan: 39%

North Carolina: 39%

Illinois: 36%


States with the highest average fines in the last three years

Washington, D.C.: $46,000

Michigan: $31,000

Illinois: $29,000

Vermont: $28,000

North Carolina: $27,000

Washington: $27,000

Tennessee: $26,000

Wisconsin: $24,000


Here are the nursing homes with the most serious deficiencies and the highest fines:

Most serious deficiencies

River Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (Paducah, Ky.) — 23

Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center (Memphis, Tenn.) — 19

Midtown Center For Health and Rehabilitation (Memphis, Tenn.) — 18

Siesta Key Health and Rehabilitation Center (Sarasota, Fla.) — 17

Liberty Community Living Center (Miss.) — 17

Highest fines

Siesta Key Health and Rehabilitation Center (Sarasota, Fla.) — $1.35 million

City View Multicare Center (Cicero, Ill.) — $1.12 million

Meadows Center For Nursing and Healing (Sarasota, Fla.) — $948,000

Belhaven Nursing & Rehab Center (Chicago) — $851,000

Elevate Care Country Club Hill (Illinois) — $832,000

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