Knoxville (WVLT) – The Tennessee Department of Health has suspended new admissions to the Hillcrest North nursing home.
The 271-bed nursing home was ordered not to admit new residents after an investigation revealed conditions the state says could be harmful to residents.
Those conditions included violations of administration and physician notification standards.
The investigation was prompted after at least one complaint was filed with the Department of Health.
Hillcrest North’s suspension was put in place yesterday and included a state fine of $1,500 and a federal fine of $3,550 which must be paid everyday until the violations are corrected.
The nursing home has a history of problems dating back more than a decade.
According to their website, Hillcrest North is a nursing home “for skilled and intermediate care as well as a respiratory care unit and an inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation center.”