Troubled North Carolina nursing home back in compliance, health department says

Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Thomasville, N.C., is back in compliance with the state health department and under new leadership four months after three staff members were found caring for 98 residents, The Dispatch reported last week. 

The nursing home has completed several weeks of "guided remediation practices" and training, including the implementation of an updated emergency preparedness plan, according to the April 28 report. The facility also has a new interim administrator, new interim director of nursing, new housekeeping supervisor and a dietary manager. 

Two residents were found dead and two more were hospitalized after a wellness check at the facility in January. The state ruled the nursing home put its residents in immediate jeopardy after failing to enact an emergency plan March 15.

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