The absence of a plan contributed to the delay in identification and

The absence of a plan contributed to the delay in

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virus from one roommate to another. The absence of a plan “contributed to the delay in identification and containment” of the virus that eventually led to the hospitalization of 34 residents of the center and the deaths of 11, the report said. The delay in identification and containment of [the] adenovirus outbreak, affected 33 residents [and] one staff, and resulted in 11 pediatric resident deaths The Director of the home was so detached that he didn’t even know there was a problem until after the fourth death. After that 7 more children died. Ghaly was previously in trouble for overbilling Medicaid by $42,000
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“When they asked me to be the medical director, I agreed. No one gave me a job description and I signed the contract; I didn’t understand what medical director meant.” “I thought the state was over-reacting,” he said. “I said, how is it going to spread? That was in October.” But after learning on Oct. 8 what the cause of the infection was, and that four children had died, he told inspectors, “I agree 100 percent that we need to tighten up our process for infection control.”
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